Skip to comments.Major Tornado Outbreak Underway in Washington D.C. Area
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
Local meteorologists are saying this is one of the worst tornado outbreaks they have ever witnessed in that area.
Is DNC Headquarters in danger?
NWS Officials say that there are two tornadoes on the ground at this time north of Sterling
WIDESPREAD damage reported over many counties.
If Bush had signed the Kyoto Treaty, none of this would be happening.
Reston is relatively calm...we must be lucky.
27 tornadoes reported so far.
Prayers for safety... This is the work of Ivan, I presume?
Yikes!! Any word on damages, casualties?
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!!
Great, we not only have tornadoes, we have airplanes chasing people around.
Mutliple Tornados on Ground in the Western DC Metro area.
HOLY COW ...
So how are ya?
Bawney Frank is running around, "It's a twister...it's a twister!!"
Wow. No kidding.
Leftovers of Ivan most likely
We had some in our area earlier today. I hope folks are ok...these are scary. One did some major damage south of Roanoke.
Multiple tornadoes on ground in Loudoun at this time.
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.
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.
Warner declares state of emergency; apparent tornado hits Henry County
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.
Um.. Bush HQ is in Arlington... My parents live in Alexandria
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.
'Bawney Frank is running around, "It's a twister...it's a twister!!"'
Instead of his usual Friday night chant:
"Let's play Twister!"
That's the one....
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.
Roofs off homes, airports in shambles, trees down
Please pray for those running for cover.
i like it!
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
Gee...nuthin' on the MSM yet. Go figure. Heard it here first, again.
The Kerrey campaign will blame Bush for the Tornadoes!
Prayers being sent to all of you DC Freepers.
Hope our DC Chapter Freepers are okay.
I am mombonn ... I can pray and be hilarious at the same time ... :)
Henderson County, NC significant damage
Is that 27 tornadoes in DC?
Nothing, but very dark here in Alexandria.
I live on the 8th floor of a 16 sory condominium. What am I supposed to do?
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.
...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.
27 tornadoes reported ? OMG .... that's practically biblical
Prayers to all in the area,
Glad to be here, MOgirl
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.
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."
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.
LARGE TORNADO HIT REMINGTON VIRGINIA
On Weather channel right now.