Updated at 5:50 p.m. It appears the worst of a strong storm has passed, but it created some damage, including snapped trees across the city.
The Alexandria Fire Department, however, told ALXnow that no major calls were reported.
@ChuckBell4 @nbcwashington Storms in Alexandria, Trees Snapped and Down! #storm #Severe Thunderstorm Watch #onstorm @dougkammerer @GreenstreetNOVA pic.twitter.com/tkPTRAlZtx
— Stephen Carcamo (@scarcamoboom) May 26, 2021
The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alexandria and the surrounding area at around 4:30 p.m.
The alert is in effect until 5:15 p.m. and a Hazardous Weather Outlook is in effect until 10 p.m.
According to NWS:
At 434 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Fairfax to near Bull Run to near Linton Hall, moving east at 25 mph.
HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.
SOURCE…Radar indicated and observations. These storms have a history of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail.
IMPACT…Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Washington DC, Waldorf MD, Clinton MD until 6:00 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/xMndyshBB6
— NWS Severe Tstorm (@NWSSevereTstorm) May 26, 2021
432p: NWS warning of “very dangerous” storm with poss 80 mph winds and golf ball size hail near Manassas… poss microburst. Storm is headed NE toward SW Fairfax County. Stay inside during this storm. Update: https://t.co/dUY6Hcij4b pic.twitter.com/bsiYThYQju
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) May 26, 2021
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