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Near miss

The Mid-Atlantic region and DC were always known for stormy summers, and even catching the tail of hurricanes now and again. But yesterday, and last night especially, was intense. The Tornado Warning alerts caught us off guard. I had to check to see if was meant for us. I found I lived inside territory covered by those red boxes and ultimately under that storm track.

A couple years ago, I’d have gone outside (and probably would’ve been fine) but this time I grabbed my kiddo out of bed and we sat in the basement for 15 minutes, waiting for the danger zone to move past us.

Postscript, 3 July — National Weather Service Confirms Two Rare Tornadoes In D.C. and Arlington.