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BREAKINGNEWS
May 18, 2011
A tornado warning issued for Washington and Allegany counties in Maryland and Berkeley and Morgan counties in West Virginia has expired, the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., announced at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. The thunderstorm that prompted the warning had weakened below severe limits, the NWS said.
NEWS
June 24, 1998
A tornado warning was issued for southern Fulton County, Pa., just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, but was lifted about 45 minutes later. No tornado materialized, although a thunderstorm moved through the area. There were no reports of damage, according to Troy Truax, emergency management agency coordinator for the county. The National Weather Service in State College, Pa., issued the warning at 4:49 p.m., stating that a tornado was expected to approach Barnes Gap and move east at 10 mph on a track just north of the Pennsylvania and Maryland line west of Warfordsburg, Pa. Strong thunderstorms swept through the Tri-State area starting at about 5 p.m. but there were no reports of damage or power outages, emergency personnel said.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 10, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County residents were told to take cover in basements of homes and buildings Wednesday afternoon after a tornado warning was issued for the area beginning at 1:41 p.m., officials said. The tornado warning was issued for Jefferson County when a "circulating mass" of clouds was detected near the Middleway area west of Charles Town, emergency officials said. No tornado touched down, but there was a report of a roof being blown off a house in Clarke County, Va., just over the West Virginia line, emergency officials said.
NEWS
April 26, 2010
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BREAKINGNEWS
May 26, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, effective through 10 p.m. Thursday. The watch is in effect for multiple counties across the state and was issued from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Strong thunderstorms are expected to affect Washington County on Thursday afternoon, the weather service said. A strong thunderstorm was indicated 3 miles northwest of Hillsboro, Va. and was moving northeast at 25 mph, the service said.
BREAKINGNEWS
February 28, 2011
A tornado watch for Washington County and surrounding counties, including the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, has been lifted, according to the National Weather service. The watch was issued at 9 a.m. Monday and was to have been in effect until 4 p.m. as a line of strong storms moved through the region. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for a tornado, said Brian LaSorsa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said a tornado watch is a step below a tornado warning, which means a tornado is imminent.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 1, 2012
Washington County and all neighboring counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are under a tornado watch, effective until 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced at 1:30 p.m. The NWS forecast for Hagerstown  called for showers and a chance of thuderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain, the weather service said. Portions of Frederick County, Md., were under a tornado warning from about 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. after a storm capable of producing a tornado moved thorugh the Mount Airy area.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 29, 2012
Following a day of record-setting heat, a tornado warning and a thunderstorm watch were in effect Friday night for different parts of Washington County, the National Weather Service said. The National Weather Service issued the tornado warning for the extreme western part of Washington County until 9:45 p.m. The thunderstorm watch was issued until 10:30. As of 10:50 p.m., Potomac Edison's website was reporting that 3,335 of its customers were without power in Washington County.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 1, 2012
Thousands of Eastern Panhandle, W.Va., residents still reeling from violent storms Friday night struggled through another day without electricity Sunday as temperatures soared into the 90s and the humidity reached as high as 96 percent in parts of the Tri-State area. Joann Linaburg stood on the front porch of her home at 115 A N. Alabama Ave. wondering when the utility crews working down the street might have her electricity restored. Linaburg, who was without power following the storms, said she was staying “somewhat” cool in her house by keeping everything closed up. She said some of her neighbors went to stay elsewhere, but she was going to wait it out. “Me and my little fuzzy dog are staying here.
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BREAKINGNEWS
June 29, 2012
Following a day of record-setting heat, a tornado warning and a thunderstorm watch were in effect Friday night for different parts of Washington County, the National Weather Service said. The National Weather Service issued the tornado warning for the extreme western part of Washington County until 9:45 p.m. The thunderstorm watch was issued until 10:30. As of 10:50 p.m., Potomac Edison's website was reporting that 3,335 of its customers were without power in Washington County.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | June 29, 2012
The Maryland District 1 10-11 tournament was a whirlwind to the very end for West End. Only a tornado could match the way West End notched its three-game sweep in the four-team tournament to win the title. And it almost got that, too. West End scored four runs in the first and then settled in behind the pitching of Will Grove to knock off Clear Spring 8-2 on Friday in a game that was shortened to 5 2/3 innings because of a tornado warning that was issued for Washington County.
BREAKINGNEWS
June 1, 2012
Washington County and all neighboring counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are under a tornado watch, effective until 9 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service announced at 1:30 p.m. The NWS forecast for Hagerstown  called for showers and a chance of thuderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain, the weather service said. Portions of Frederick County, Md., were under a tornado warning from about 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. after a storm capable of producing a tornado moved thorugh the Mount Airy area.
BREAKINGNEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2011
Tornado warnings had area residents taking cover Thursday evening as a train of severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Tri-State area, causing power outages and flash flooding. And today could prove just as scary, with more thunderstorms, some potentially severe, forecast to come this way, a National Weather Service spokesman said. No twisters were reported to have touched down Thursday, but in Franklin and Fulton counties (Pa.), a tornado warning remained in effect until about 7 p.m., and a tornado watch remained in effect until 10 p.m., the National Weather Service said.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 26, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, effective through 10 p.m. Thursday. The watch is in effect for multiple counties across the state and was issued from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. Strong thunderstorms are expected to affect Washington County on Thursday afternoon, the weather service said. A strong thunderstorm was indicated 3 miles northwest of Hillsboro, Va. and was moving northeast at 25 mph, the service said.
BREAKINGNEWS
May 18, 2011
A tornado warning issued for Washington and Allegany counties in Maryland and Berkeley and Morgan counties in West Virginia has expired, the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., announced at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. The thunderstorm that prompted the warning had weakened below severe limits, the NWS said.
BREAKINGNEWS
February 28, 2011
A tornado watch for Washington County and surrounding counties, including the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, has been lifted, according to the National Weather service. The watch was issued at 9 a.m. Monday and was to have been in effect until 4 p.m. as a line of strong storms moved through the region. A tornado watch means that weather conditions are favorable for a tornado, said Brian LaSorsa, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He said a tornado watch is a step below a tornado warning, which means a tornado is imminent.
NEWS
April 27, 2010
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