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By: cws6196, 2:35 PM GMT on June 21, 2009
The NWS has confirmed a tornado touchdown in Essex yesterday afternoon as an EF1 (the Dundalk tornado of last week was an EF0). Details below. This makes two tornadoes in the same area in two weeks! There were many reports of wind damage in Charles Co and some in Northern Baltimore Co.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
810 PM EDT SAT JUN 20 2009
..TIME.. ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE.. ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION.. ST.. ...SOURCE....
0344 PM TORNADO 1 ESE ESSEX 39.30N 76.43W
06/20/2009 BALTIMORE MD NWS STORM SURVEY
EF1 RATED DAMAGE. TWO TREES INTO HOUSES. DOZENS OF
TREES SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. PATH LENGTH FIVE MILES. WIDTH
150 YDS. PEAK WIND 90 MPH.
By: cws6196, 1:17 PM GMT on June 11, 2009
Looks like this afternoon will be similar to our previous afternoons; stormy. The atmosphere is primed for strong storms with high dewpoints and sheer as well as a frontal boundary moving into the area. The Storm Prediction Center in OK has placed our area under a slight risk for strong storms.
I see today as a blend of Tuesday and yesterday. What I mean: Tuesday we had a watch issued while yesterday we jumped right to a warning. I see today a watch being issued and then the storms. Unlike Tuesday, I see more scattered strong storms and not a line. But, like Tuesday, given the sheer and dew points, I am looking to see strong winds, hail, and the possibility of a small tornado.
By: cws6196, 1:06 PM GMT on June 10, 2009
Today should not be as intense as was yesterday. A cold front continues to stay on the MD/PA border and the atmosphere will continue to be unstable, yet a lifting force is not as evident today. If storms pop up it should be after 3:00 pm and they will be scattered. But, those that do see storms could experience strong winds and hail. I have no doubt a thunderstorm watch will again be issued later today.
By: cws6196, 4:14 AM GMT on June 09, 2009
Looks like Tuesday will be a stormy day for most of us. Definitely more rain. Tuesday morning there will be some light rain until about 9:00 am or so with possibility of storms just over the PA line. The fun stuff begins after 1:00 pm, closer to 3:00 pm. Given the high dewpoints and projected high temps, thunderstorms are quite possible. Storms that do form will contain strong winds and possible hail. There is shear in the atmosphere giving us a "slight" (and I do mean slight) chance for a tornado. Chances are higher in Eastern PA and along the MD border. Tuesday evening those along and East of I-95 could see some strong storm cells.
I will not be surprised if the NWS issues thunderstorm watches and warnings. If storms do develop in your area, keep an eye on the clouds and the storms for potential of severe weather.
By: cws6196, 12:29 PM GMT on June 03, 2009
It looks like today could be a busy weather day. With a cold front moving in from PA and a stationary front on the NC/VA border we could see some storms today. There is currently nothing on the radar, but expect that to change. As the day heats and the air rises, it will meet with the cold front and produce lines of storms ahead and along that front. I expect storms to be active in Northern MD moving South after Noon today. Those of you who experience these storms will find strong wind, hail, heavy rain.
The NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area for today. According to them, all we need is an inch or so of rain to rise creeks and streams over flood stage. Please be aware of your surroundings.
I expect to see the NWS issue a thunderstorm watch later this afternoon.