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.
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.
July 10, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
April 26, 2010
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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.
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.
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.
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.