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High Winds Blow Through Reston

Trees down, storm damage near Lake Anne.

Wednesday night's line of severe storms caused damage in the Lake  Anne area of Reston.

Several trees were down, including two that damaged houses and cars at Wedge Drive and North Shore.

Crews were hard at work Thursday morning to remove debris.

A flash flood warning remains and effect until 12:45 p.m., and the National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the entire area through Thursday afternoon.

Amy April 29, 2011 at 04:16 PM
That would definitely make sense. There's a creek that runs through the woods behind our building (the "back buildings" of Colvin Woods) . Our apartment faces the back of the building, and the wind blew the rain right in through our windows halfway across the bedroom.
James Lucier May 01, 2011 at 05:56 PM
This has nothing to do with Global Warming. We are experiencing a very strong La Nina this year so the jetstream is in a ripe spot between the warm and cold air to cause these poweful storms. This is the same thing we experienced back in 1974 when we had one of the biggest tornado outbursts.
IJ May 02, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Driving down Whiele Ave, the woods bebind the Tall Oaks Assisted Living Center look like some had bulldozed the trees. There was definitely a heck of a wind storm that went through the area.
Chris Taylor Moller May 04, 2011 at 03:40 AM
I live in south Reston, so had no idea that last week's storms were so bad. The pix I took @ Hidden Creek CC were on Sunday, 5/1. I had been out of town for a while, so was really shocked to see all the damage. Really sorry for you folks in that house next to #6 ladies' tees.
Carolyn Lawson Low May 04, 2011 at 09:56 AM
Thanks for adding the photos, Chris. The NWS did determine that this "event" was a tornado, which seems very obvious from the damage to the trees.

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