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Severe storm warning

UPDATE: The storm warning for Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg has now been cancelled.

It’s hitting downtown Fredericksburg right now.

Here’s the alert from the National Weather Service. It lasts until 4:45 p.m.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

 CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

 NORTHERN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

 NORTHEASTERN ORANGE COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

 WESTERN KING GEORGE COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA…

 SOUTHERN STAFFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

 SOUTHEASTERN CULPEPER COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

 SOUTHEASTERN FAUQUIER COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 445 PM EDT

* AT 404 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

 SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF

 QUARTERS AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS

 LOCATED 16 MILES NORTHWEST OF MASSAPONAX…OR 17 MILES SOUTHEAST OF

 CULPEPER…AND MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

 MASSAPONAX…

 STAFFORD…

 AQUIA CREEK…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH…MOVE INDOORS TO A

STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO

SO…REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR TO THE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

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