Monday Evening Update: Strong Storms Tuesday; Damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes possible

By: Peter Forister, NOVA Storm Chasing & Denver Murray, Virginia Weather Action Tuesday may be a busy day across portions of our coverage area. Damaging wind, supercells, and a tornado risk are all expected in a severe thunderstorm event tomorrow for the Mid-Atlantic. The local National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center have outlined…

TUESDAY ALERT: ENHANCED RISK across Northern Virginia & much of Maryland; Damaging wind gusts and tornadoes possible

By: Peter Forister, NOVA Storm Chasing & Denver Murray, Virginia Weather Action Tuesday may be a busy day across portions of our coverage area. Damaging wind, supercells, and a tornado risk are all expected in a severe thunderstorm event tomorrow for the Mid-Atlantic. The local National Weather Service and the Storm Prediction Center have outlined…

NWS confirms EF-1 tornado in Pulaski County, microburst in Giles County

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado AND straight-line winds, caused damage Friday evening in Pulaski County. A microburst was the cause of damage in Giles County. In Giles County, National Weather Service confirmed microburst damage, with maximum wind speeds 90 to 95 mph. A quick straightening storm moved south-southeast…

One ‘Crappy’ Situation: Toilet explodes after lightning strikes septic tank

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – A septic tank was hit by lightning over the weekend, causing one ‘crappy’ situation. According to WINK-TV, who interviewed the homeowners, lightning hit methane gases from fecal matter built up in the pipes, causing the toilet bowl to explode. The Ward family said the explosion caused their master bedroom window to…