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Major Tornado Outbreak Underway in Washington D.C. Area
NWS | 9/17/04

Posted on 09/17/2004 3:30:46 PM PDT by Cheetah1

According to CHannel 4, people are literally running from airplanes for cover at Dulles. Dulles is shut down


TOPICS: US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: fairfaxcounty; hurricaneivan; iad; loudoun; loudouncounty; tornado
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1 posted on 09/17/2004 3:30:46 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

Local meteorologists are saying this is one of the worst tornado outbreaks they have ever witnessed in that area.


2 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:07 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

Is DNC Headquarters in danger?


3 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:23 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Cheetah1

NWS Officials say that there are two tornadoes on the ground at this time north of Sterling


4 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:26 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

Holy cow!


5 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:40 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Cheetah1

WIDESPREAD damage reported over many counties.


6 posted on 09/17/2004 3:31:43 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

If Bush had signed the Kyoto Treaty, none of this would be happening.


7 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:24 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party!)
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To: Cheetah1

Reston is relatively calm...we must be lucky.


8 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:30 PM PDT by ottersnot (Kill a commie for your mommie, Visualize getting off your' liberal ass and getting a job)
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To: Cheetah1

27 tornadoes reported so far.


9 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:30 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

Prayers for safety... This is the work of Ivan, I presume?


10 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:52 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever ("The message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing...")
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To: Cheetah1

Yikes!! Any word on damages, casualties?


11 posted on 09/17/2004 3:32:52 PM PDT by Buford T. Justice
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To: Cheetah1

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
617 PM EDT FRI SEP 17 2004

...TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY UNTIL 700 PM EDT...

AT 617 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICALS ARE OBSERVING TWO TORNADOES ON THE GROUND MOVING NORTH FROM STERLING...TOWARDS ASHBURN AND COUNTYSIDE...INCLUDING ALONG ROUTE 7 AND 28 AND THE DULLES GREENWAY. GET UNDERGROUND NOW!!


12 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:09 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1
literally running from airplanes

Great, we not only have tornadoes, we have airplanes chasing people around.

13 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:14 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Cheetah1

Mutliple Tornados on Ground in the Western DC Metro area.


14 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:39 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1
27 tornadoes reported so far

HOLY COW ...

15 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:49 PM PDT by Mo1 (Why is the MSM calling the Vietnam Vets and POW's a suspected group??)
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To: FormerLib

So how are ya?


16 posted on 09/17/2004 3:33:54 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: Cheetah1

Bawney Frank is running around, "It's a twister...it's a twister!!"


17 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Cheetah1

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/today.html

Wow. No kidding.


18 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:19 PM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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To: Cheetah1

Leftovers of Ivan most likely


19 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:46 PM PDT by reed13
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To: Cheetah1

We had some in our area earlier today. I hope folks are ok...these are scary. One did some major damage south of Roanoke.


20 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:52 PM PDT by GummyIII (Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee. ~Stephanie Piro)
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To: Cheetah1

Multiple tornadoes on ground in Loudoun at this time.


21 posted on 09/17/2004 3:34:58 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

This is just so sad. These storms have taken such a huge toll, and not just in the areas where they made landfall. Prayers for the safety of people in the paths of these storms.


22 posted on 09/17/2004 3:35:05 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: Rutles4Ever
This is the work of Ivan, I presume?

I'm guessing so too. This is Ivan's calling card. The northeastern portion of the storm has been doing this since the moment it hit land.

23 posted on 09/17/2004 3:35:22 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Cheetah1

Warner declares state of emergency; apparent tornado hits Henry County

09/17/2004

By BOB LEWIS / Associated Press


Winds from Tropical Depression Ivan toppled trees and damaged buildings while rain posed the risk of flash floods and mudslides Friday in Virginia.

In the Henry County town of Fieldale, witnesses said an apparent tornado around 12:15 p.m. tore the roof off at least one business.

The National Weather Service reported apparent tornados near Roanoke and Bedford that flattened large trees and posted tornado warnings for several communities, including Fredericksburg and Charlottesville.

At the Fieldale Community Center, about five children who gathered there on a day off from school clustered in a bottom-floor bathroom as the storm roared through, Buster Ferguson, the center's director, said in a telephone interview.


24 posted on 09/17/2004 3:35:43 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: BoBToMatoE

Um.. Bush HQ is in Arlington... My parents live in Alexandria


25 posted on 09/17/2004 3:35:58 PM PDT by Royal Republican
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To: patton; xsmommy; IGOTMINE; ironman; Angelwood

There were earlier reports of a tornado on the ground near Fredericksburg, so I imagine this is the same cell moving up. Radar shows a second strong line of T-storms a bit south of Springfield/Lorton, which will probably cover the main Beltway region.


26 posted on 09/17/2004 3:36:24 PM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: dfwgator

'Bawney Frank is running around, "It's a twister...it's a twister!!"'

Instead of his usual Friday night chant:
"Let's play Twister!"


27 posted on 09/17/2004 3:36:47 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: Cheetah1

That's the one....


28 posted on 09/17/2004 3:36:56 PM PDT by GummyIII (Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee. ~Stephanie Piro)
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To: Cheetah1

MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 2238
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0519 PM CDT FRI SEP 17 2004

AREAS AFFECTED...CNTRL MD...ERN WV PNHDL...NRN/ERN VA...DC...ERN NC

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 833...834...

VALID 172219Z - 180015Z

THREATS FOR A TORNADO OR TWO WILL INCREASE FOR THE WASHINGTON D.C.AREA THROUGH 00Z. OTHERWISE...TORNADO WATCH 833 AND 834 WILL BE IN EFFECT THROUGH 00Z FOR THE REMAINDER OF CNTRL MD...ERN WV PNHDL...NRN/ERN VA AND ERN NC FOR THE THREAT FOR ISOLD TORNADOES. NEW TORNADO WATCHES WILL PROBABLY BE NEEDED BEFORE 00Z.

SEVERAL WELL-DEFINED SUPERCELLS HAVE BEEN MOVING NWD AT AROUND 25 KTS IN A BAND ARCING FROM THE EXTREME ERN WV PNHDL SWD INTO CNTRL VA. ANOTHER BAND OF TSTMS WAS BEGINNING TO APPROACH THE POTOMAC RIVER FROM NEAR STERLING SWD TO EAST OF FREDERICKSBURG AND WILL BE IMPACTING THE WASHINGTON D.C. AREA THROUGH 00Z.


29 posted on 09/17/2004 3:37:56 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

FYI!!


30 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:16 PM PDT by GummyIII (Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee. ~Stephanie Piro)
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To: Cheetah1

Roofs off homes, airports in shambles, trees down


31 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:32 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: spodefly
Not funny, tornadoes are horrible for those involved.

Please pray for those running for cover.

32 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:40 PM PDT by mombonn (kerry . . . he spent 20 years in the Senate and doesn't have much to show for it. íViva Bush/Cheney!)
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To: Larry Lucido

i like it!


33 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:40 PM PDT by beansox
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To: spodefly
If Bush had signed the Kyoto Treaty, none of this would be happening.

I wonder if anyone has been hurt by the thousands of automatic weapons that were released onto the street Monday after the AWB expiration, now picked up by the tornado winds and thrust into the innocent chests of young children

34 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:51 PM PDT by AzSteven
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To: Cheetah1

Gee...nuthin' on the MSM yet. Go figure. Heard it here first, again.


35 posted on 09/17/2004 3:38:53 PM PDT by dasboot (<img src="XXX">)
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To: Cheetah1

The Kerrey campaign will blame Bush for the Tornadoes!


36 posted on 09/17/2004 3:39:08 PM PDT by Fire137 (If this is not a war I don't know what one is)
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To: Cheetah1

Prayers being sent to all of you DC Freepers.


37 posted on 09/17/2004 3:39:13 PM PDT by Sunshine55 (Proud member of the Pajama Posse!)
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To: Cheetah1

Not good.

Hope our DC Chapter Freepers are okay.


38 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:01 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mombonn
Not funny, tornadoes are horrible for those involved. Please pray for those running for cover.

I am mombonn ... I can pray and be hilarious at the same time ... :)

39 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:11 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party!)
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To: Cheetah1

Henderson County, NC significant damage


40 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:17 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: Cheetah1

Is that 27 tornadoes in DC?


41 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:31 PM PDT by Peach (The Clinton's pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Cheetah1

Nothing, but very dark here in Alexandria.

I live on the 8th floor of a 16 sory condominium. What am I supposed to do?


42 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:34 PM PDT by FoxPro (jroehl2@yahoo.com)
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My brother and SIL live in Centreville, near Dulles. I had called them a little while ago and didn't get an answer. Strange, I thought. Hope they are okay.


43 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:37 PM PDT by Umanbean
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...MULTIPLE TORNADOES ON THE GROUND...

AS OF 6:30 PM...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS TRACKING TORNADOES THAT ARE ON THE GROUND NEAR STERLING VIRGINIA...SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON COUNTY MARYLAND...AND WESTERN KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA.

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8:00 PM FOR THE ENTIRE AREA.


44 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:43 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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27 tornadoes reported ? OMG .... that's practically biblical


45 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:46 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
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To: Cheetah1

Hello,

Prayers to all in the area,

Glad to be here, MOgirl


46 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:47 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: mombonn

We had students on busses going home...had to find shelter where they could...not a good scenario at all. Very scary. We had some come to our school to shelter while it passed although they don't go to our school. Thankfully, all our busses have radios and were warned immediately.


47 posted on 09/17/2004 3:40:50 PM PDT by GummyIII (Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee. ~Stephanie Piro)
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To: spodefly

Actually, Field Marshall Clinton signed the Kyoto Treaty. Heir Field Marshall Clinton never sent it to the US Senate because it would have been DOA. Heir Clinton said, "We will abide by the terms of the Kyoto agreement."

Sooo.....

what you might have said was . . .

"Si Presidente de bush de Eeuu no había abrogado el Kyoto Agreeement (sólo después que la aprobación del Senado es un tratado), esto nunca habría sucedido."

roughly translated . . . (trying to get the hispanic vote here)

If President Bush had not abrogated the Kyoto Agreeement (only after Senate approval is it a treaty), this would never have happened.


48 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:06 PM PDT by PokeyJoe (The plural for RAT, is RATS, not RATICS)
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To: Cheetah1

LARGE TORNADO HIT REMINGTON VIRGINIA

MAJOR DAMAGE


49 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:35 PM PDT by Cheetah1
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To: ElkGroveDan; Cheetah1

On Weather channel right now.


50 posted on 09/17/2004 3:41:49 PM PDT by GummyIII (Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee. ~Stephanie Piro)
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