Arlington, Virginia; Washington D.C. Under a Tropical Storm Warning, Flash Flood Watch

Tropical Storm conditions are expected in Washington D.C. and Arlington, Virginia on Saturday Night.

As of 11:30 a.m. EST, August 26, 2011 the governors of seven states had declared states of emergency, prompting National Guard adjutants general to upgrade Hurricane Condition levels and relocate assets in preparation for Hurricane Irene.


Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Virginia declared states of emergency, allowing them to use state resources such as their National Guard. About 101,000 Guard members are prepared to assist if called upon by their governors.

Checking the forecast for the White Office of the Vice President (wunderground.com Zip Code 20501) …

District of Columbia forecast as of Friday at 4:00 p.m. EDT …
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Windy, with a northeast wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to between 25 and 28 mph. Winds could gust as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Tropical storm conditions expected. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 70. North wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

See more from the Capital Weather Gang from the Washington Post …
Capital Weather Gang

See also …
DVIDS National Guard Respondes to Hurricane Hurricane …



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