NWS confirms 2 tornadoes in Washington area

Posted April 08, 2017

The southeast Alabama town of Screamer was hit by a tornado of unconfirmed size Wednesday afternoon, causing heavy damage to multiple homes.

The House approved the bill by voice vote Tuesday, sending it to the president. A slight risk of severe weather has been issued for the central plains into the middle and upper MS valley for Sunday April 9, with damaging winds, hail and tornadoes possible.

According to Virginia State Police, the powerful storm swept through parts of Lancaster County around 12:15 p.m.

In addition, the NWS said storm spotter activation may be needed in support of severe weather operations in the region.

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The weather service confirmed that EF0 tornadoes touched down at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and in in Herndon, Virginia, on Thursday.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that two weak tornadoes touched down in western OH as severe storms rolled through the region earlier this week.

"Spring is usually the time we get more severe weather events, but even still, it's a scenario that a lot of converging factors contribute to", Lamb said.

If an actual tornado warning was issued, it means a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar and people should take shelter immediately.

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The National Weather Service says gusts of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) are possible Friday across most of the Carolinas.

The National Weather Service office in Birmingham issued the watch at 8:35 a.m. today on top of an existing hazardous weather outlook issued at 5:05 a.m.

The second round is expected to develop and move northeast through the afternoon, impacting all of central Alabama.

In Alabama, the storm hit an area dotted with vacation and full-time homes around Lake Eufaula, damaging some homes and knocking down power lines and trees, said John Taylor with the Henry County Emergency Management Agency. However, the Lee County EMA said the event is "far from over".

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Additionally, the survey teams found evidence of a strong EF-1 tornado from Wednesday along the Dooly County and Sumpter County line. "Please continue to monitor the weather and be as weather aware as you possibly can".