The National Weather Service on Friday issued a tornado watch for most of Maryland, including the Baltimore area, warning that the storm could bring high winds, hail and potential tornadoes.
The clock, which runs until 7 p.m., includes the counties of Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Frederick and Cecil, as well as Allegheny, Garrett and Washington counties in Western Maryland.
The National Weather Service said “early this afternoon, there could be isolated thunderstorms, especially with gusts of wind, heavy hail and isolated tornadoes across northeastern MD.”
Friday’s weather outlook could spell out a number of scheduled events ahead of the 147th Precinct Stack, including the Precance Live Culinary Art and Music Festival, a concert and interactive cultural experience, and the 98th Black-Eyed Susan Day, which celebrates women and racing.
“Disaster weather is closely and actively monitored in real time using a state-of-the-art weather tracking system operated outside the Pregnancy Command Center,” said Rob D’Amico, chief security officer at 1 / ST.
He noted that current data shows that the Maryland Jockey Club does not need to use the Disaster Weather Protection Plan, which was developed by the City of Baltimore Emergency Management Office in collaboration with representatives of the Maryland Jockey Club in the event of a catastrophic weather emergency. .
If necessary, an announcement will be made via a wide-sound system of facilities at Infield and from the main stage, D’Amico said. Notifications will also be made across all TVs and screens with appropriate refuge of protocol Backstretch workers and horses will be stationed and will follow their own horse protection protocol.
A tornado watch has been issued for most of New Jersey as the threat of a hurricane increases on Friday afternoon.
The clock will be in effect until 6 p.m. For 13 counties, as well as parts of Delaware and large parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania, the National Weather Service said.
The New Jersey clock applies to Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Sussex and Warren counties.
Also isolated tornadoes are possible, the weather service said, with the possibility of large hailstorms up to 2 inches in diameter and gusts of up to 70 miles per hour.
A tornado alert is more important than a tornado watch, so it should be taken seriously. A clock means the conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado, but there is no immediate threat.
A watch is less important than a warning and means that the situation may be favorable for one’s development. If a tornado warning is issued, it means that one has been spotted.
Forecasters are also concerned about severe thunderstorms, especially in the western part of the state. Storms can form in New Jersey anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. Predictors say.
A tornado is expected and a tornado clock will be in effect until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
In addition to the threat of tornadoes, the watch has the potential for hailstones up to two inches in diameter and winds up to 70 miles per hour. In New Jersey, more than a dozen counties should be on the lookout for extreme weather.
The storms are expected to bring only some rain and wind to the New York metro area.
The full list of New Jersey counties included in the watch is Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Salem, Somerset, Sussex and Warren.