DC Offices Temporarily Close for Extreme Weather

No tornadoes were reported as large weather cell passes.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for the District of Columbia area on Monday, estimating an 80 percent likelihood of extreme weather from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

“There is a significant threat for damaging and locally destructive hurricane-force winds, along with the potential for large hail and tornadoes, even strong tornadoes,” NWS forecasters said.

The Office of Personnel Management announced Monday afternoon, “Employees of Federal agencies in the Washington, D.C. area are authorized for Early Departure.”

After the cell passed, there were no reported tornadoes, but wind and powerful thunderstorms caused power outages for 200,000 buildings in the area. The cell passed from Alabama up through New York, knocking down trees, rerouting thousands of flights, and ultimately passing over 29.5 million people.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For National Weather Service forecasters as they issue warnings, watches, and alerts.
  • For the Personnel Management officials as they monitor federal employees in the District of Columbia.

Sources: Reuters, Inside Nova, FedScoop 


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