Central MD Weather Conditions

start of hurricane season & storms in MD

By: cws6196, 3:58 AM GMT on June 01, 2011

The Heat Advisory is extended through Wed until 8:00pm. Actually, today may feel the warmest of all given the projected high dew point and sunshine. The heat of the day, and the high humidity coupled with a cold front moving into the area is the perfect mixture for storms.

The timing of the storms is not exact, but expect most of the storms to form between noon and 7:00pm. Central and Southern MD has been placed under a 30% chance for severe weather by the Storm Prediction Center. For those who do experience storms, large hail and strong winds will be the major threat. A brief, isolated tornado is not out of the question. The good news: after Wednesday we will see a decrease not only in the temps but also in the humidity. The rest of the week and weekend will be quite pleasant.

As today is June 1 we officially usher in the hurricane season (until Nov 31). As a norm I do not forecast hurricanes on these posts unless they potentially pose a threat to Maryland. I will mention though that a day before the official start of the 2011 season there is an area of interest off the Atlantic coast. Will need to wait and see if it develops into anything, but even if it does it will not impact us.

I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) updated as well as my Twitter (@wxmanmd). Keep an eye on the sky and stay safe.

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Memorial Day heat advisory

By: cws6196, 2:06 PM GMT on May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!! The Heat Advisory is in effect from Noon today until 8:00pm tomorrow. Take the proper precautions to stay safe. This weather will break Wednesday when a cold front moves in, but that also means the potential for storms. More on that later.

I have the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) and Twitter (@wxmanmd) updated.

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HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
TUESDAY.

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
TUESDAY.

* TEMP.HIGHS TODAY IN THE LWR TO MID 90S.WITH HEAT
INDEX VALUES TODAY IN THE UPPER 90S. HIGHS TUES IN THE MID
TO UPPER 90S.WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES TUES OF 100 TO 105.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF EXCESSIVE HEAT IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF TEMPS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S
AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES
ARE POSSIBLE.

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Memorial Day weekend weather

By: cws6196, 4:12 AM GMT on May 27, 2011

update Fri May 27 afternoon

The Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect, although a look at the current radar show a lack of storms. Do not let this fool you into complacency, keep an eye on the sky for pop up storms to form. The cold front, currently in Western PA and Western MD, is pushing into the area. Ahead of that front we will start to see storm formation.

I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) updated and am posting on Twitter (@wxmanmd).

original post Thurs May 26 evening

This is precisely why I don't like to do long range forecasting and so am pleased I waited until now to do the weekend update. Had I looked at the data a few days ago it would have told me a wash out, but not now. Now we should have a very nice (boring) weather weekend.

First, let's look at Friday as this is the transition day for our weather. The Low to the NW will be moving NE dragging a cold front along and ahead of it. This cold front will aid in the development of rain and thunderstorms. The threat for storms exists all day but mainly for those of you North, West and East of Baltimore City. Southern MD could see storms, but the threat is lower. There is a slight chance for tornado formation in these storms so keep an eye out. There was rough weather Thursday evening in Western MD and Southern PA, and with the front advancing I see the possibility of that type of weather shifting east.

But, once Friday ends that should be the end of storms for us for the weekend. A Bermuda high kicks in, bringing us hot and humid weather. Come Monday we could see temps in the mid 90s, coupled with the dew points would make it feel over 100 F. Please be careful when outdoors as this type of heat is dangerous, and most of us are not used to it as this is the first real heat wave for us.

Come mid next week we could see the return of storms, but that is too far out. Concerning Friday, I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) updated as well as Twitter (@wxmanmd).

Updated: 6:41 PM GMT on May 27, 2011

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Spring storms

By: cws6196, 3:53 AM GMT on May 26, 2011

Just a quick post to bring you up to speed on the stormy Spring we have been having. First for the forecast: Thursday looks be warm and dry with Friday as our next day for a chance of storms. Thursday night I will post more about the weekend.

Thus far this year to date there have been 20 confirmed tornadoes in Maryland alone! Nationally, the preliminary report of tornado deaths is 503. The last U.S. tornado related death toll over 500 was in 1953. For details on previous storms in MD check out this website: http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-win/wwcgi.dll?wweven t~storms

Those of you who watched the video of the first person account of the tornado striking Joplin and a group of people taking cover noticed that you could not see anything as it was dark. The person who filmed that video returned in the daylight to film the aftermath of the destruction to the building in which they were hiding. It is a miracle they all survived. Here is that video: http://youtu.be/W-P4P68YyNM

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this coming week

By: cws6196, 2:17 PM GMT on May 22, 2011

update Tues May 24 Midnight

Ok, where'd our storms go? Most of us did not experience any storms on Tuesday, yet there were a few in Southern MD and just west of Baltimore. Other then that, nothing. I would tend to believe most of you reading this post are not upset that my forecast did not pan out (I am). The issues were the lack of timing and what's referred to as the "cap". Wednesday through Friday we will have similar days wherein we can expect scattered rain showers and the possibility of thunderstorms in the evening.

The big question: what about Memorial Day weekend? Well, it is too far out for my liking, but as of now it appears Sunday and Monday will be the best days as Friday and Saturday we could see rain and thunderstorms. But, I will have a more detailed forecast Thursday evening.

As storms may just pop up each day this week, I will keep the Weather Phone ( 443-470-9804) updated as well as my Twitter (@wxmanmd).

update Mon May 23 Midnight

As I mentioned in my previous post, I wasn't too excited about the possibility for storms Monday, and for most of us that panned out as there were only a few scattered storms in the state. But, Tuesday is different since we will not only have the same hot, moist and humid air of Monday but it will be joined by a cold front moving in from OH. This interaction is what changes our odds for severe weather.

Tuesday morning has a slight chance for rain and storms, but the main threat will come later in the afternoon as the sun heats up the surface and the cold front moves in. As with Monday, the more sun the stronger the storms. It appears Tuesday will be a partly cloudy day, similar to Monday.

Storms will be moving in from the west and northwest. Those who experience these storms will have strong wind and hail as the main threats. I don't see a tornado threat, but given Maryland's latest history, always be on the lookout. In light of the multiple tornadoes seen in MD of late as well as the devastation in MO, I do strongly recommend people buy weather alert radios. These radios could save your life, especially when we have night storms and we are all sleeping. Of course I have one, and hope everyone else will too.

As always I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) updated as well as Twitter (@wxmanmd). I wouldn't be surprised if we again have a thunderstorm watch issued (not in effect yet).

On a sobering note I share with you this link to a first-hand video taken as the MO tornado tore through a restaurant. I share this to demonstrate the power of weather and our need to continue to study these storms for our safety. CAUTION - this is raw footage (audio) and is quite frightening - even for me when I first saw/heard it: http://youtu.be/cQnvxJZucds

update Sun May 22 Midnight

First, my thoughts and prayers are with those in Joplin, MO suffering from the devastation of a tornado in the middle of a densely populated area. A hospital and nursing home were severely hit. Reports say people had 5 minutes or less warning. This re-emphasizes the need for storm chasers to continue to study these storms. Advanced warning makes a world of difference.

We will not see any tornadoes in our forecast. If you don't remember the weather of last week, no worries, we will have it repeated this week! Yup, rain and thunderstorms each day this week. The dynamic is a strong high pressure system over the Atlantic spinning clockwise drawing in moisture and southern heat causing high humidity. Couple that "soup" with a cold front moving in and you have a recipe for rain and storms.

Monday we will have clouds throughout the day with the chance for storms later in the afternoon. These storms will form with the heating of the day, so the less sun we have the less threat for storms. I am not as confident in storms later Monday as I am in storms the rest of the week. Come Tuesday the cold front moves in from the NW, so Tuesday evening into Wednesday we could have strong storms. The rest of the week (and possibly weekend) we will have rain each day. Not that it will rain all day, but scattered rain like last week. I do feel we will have thunderstorms this week, but I do not forecast tornadoes.

The timing of the storms is dependent on many factors, but generally we are talking afternoon into the evening. I will give updates with more specific timing as the week moves on.

Beside my posts I have the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) updated as well as my Twitter (@wxmanmd).

original post Sun May 22 morning

What a relief this weekend from the wet weather. Below my post are the rain totals for Maryland last week. There were no confirmed tornadoes in either Central or Southern MD.

Today is a repeat of yesterday, so enjoy! There is a slight chance for scattered thunderstorms later this evening, but those that develop will be scattered and will not ruin any plans for today. Basically the heating of the day will aid in creating instability in the atmosphere.

This coming week looks to be a repeat of last week and I will send an update late tonight to that regard. Stay posted to my Weather Phone and follow my Twitter (@wxmanmd) as I post daily and multiple times during severe weather. If you are not a member of twitter that is fine, you can still track me: www.twitter.com/wxmanmd

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
102 PM EDT FRI MAY 20 2011

...ONE WEEK RAINFALL TOTALS FROM ACROSS THE AREA...

THE PAST WEEK HAS BEEN VERY WET AND UNSETTLED ACROSS THE MID-
ATLANTIC REGION. FOLLOWING ARE WEEKLY RAINFALL TOTALS REPORTED BY
COOPERATIVE AND COCORAHS OBSERVERS...STATE AND FEDERAL PARTNERS...
AND OFFICIAL AIRPORT OBSERVATIONS FOR THE ONE WEEK PERIOD ENDING
AT 8 AM ON FRIDAY MAY 20TH. ONLY TOTALS GREATER THAN TWO INCHES
FOR THE WEEK ARE INCLUDED.

IN MARYLAND...
SRDM2 SAVAGE RIVER DAM GARRETT 5.11
FRSM2 FROSTBURG ALLEGANY 4.86
GRDM2 GREEN RIDGE ALLEGANY 4.84
MD-BL-13 JACKSONVILLE1.5NE BALTIMORE 4.68
MD-HR-14 NORRISVILLE 0.2W HARFORD 4.04
HANM2 HANCOCK WASHINGTON 3.71
BELM2 BELLEGROVE WASHINGTON 3.70
WLLM2 WILLIAMSPORT WASHINGTON 3.50
KITM2 KITZMILLER GARRETT 3.50
HREM2 ECHODALE AVE BALT CITY 3.03
CLBM2 COLUMBIA HOWARD 2.85
ANBM2 ANTIETAM BATTLFLD WASHINGTON 2.80
DAMM2 DAMASCUS 2 MONTGOMERY 2.75
THUM2 CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN FREDERICK MD 2.50
RVRM2 CHURCHTON ANNE ARUNDEL 2.48
CVLM2 CEDARVILLE PRNC GEORGES 2.40
ATHM2 SIMPSONVILLE HOWARD 2.34
COOM2 COOKSVILLE HOWARD 2.30
MOOM2 MORAVIA IND PARK BALT CITY 2.21
BSLM2 BRISTOL ANNE ARUNDEL 2.12
PIKM2 PIKESVILLE BALTIMORE 2.08

IN PENNSYLVANIA...
GLNP1 GLENCOE SOMERSET 4.41

Updated: 4:31 AM GMT on May 25, 2011

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storms later today?

By: cws6196, 5:57 PM GMT on May 18, 2011

update Wed May 18 afternoon

The tornado warning has expired and it is too early for any official reports (if you know of any damage there or elsewhere please let me know). I just want to mention that the warning was issued not because there was an eyewitness confirming a tornado on the ground, rather it was issued as the radar indicated a tight area of rotating wind, thus the potential for a tornado. I do not say this to minimize the danger, but to clarify.

The rest of the evening we will see scattered storms with heavy rainfall pop up periodically, and yes, there could be a scattered tornado, although heavy rain and wind damage will be our greatest threat.

I will keep you posted as conditions warrant. The Weather Phone (443-470-9804) and Twitter (@wxmanmd) are updated.

original post

As I have been mentioning, today is like the last couple days and will be like the next two days. Finally by the weekend the weather pattern will change and the lows causing our issues will move along.

In the meantime the NWS has issued a Thunderstorm Watch for today. To be honest, I don't see any threat higher today then the last couple days. The only issue I see as different is the sun factor. The more the sun is allowed to come out, the greater chance for storms to occur. Overall we have had a cloudy day and so the threat for severe weather should be diminished.

BUT DON'T LET THIS LULL YOU into complete safety. There is an undeniable threat of storms later this afternoon into the evening. That I do not doubt. And storms that develop could do so rather quickly, so keeping an eye on the sky will be of the utmost importance. Storms that do develop should be scattered and will contain hail and strong wind.

I will keep you posted as to further watches/warnings through posts here, the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) and Twitter (@wxmanmd).

Updated: 7:16 PM GMT on May 18, 2011

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storms are coming

By: cws6196, 4:04 AM GMT on May 13, 2011

update Sun May 15 Midnight

Hmmm......the weather didn't quite happen as it was supposed to ... The conditions were right for severe weather, but it appears, although there were thunderstorms, there was no severe weather, and as of this writing there are no reported storm damage or severe reports. Not that I want damage, but I am perplexed as to what happened. I will do some research to find out.

But, moving onward, the rest of the week we will have periods of rain each day through the end of the week. There are some chances for scattered thunderstorms, but nothing should be severe.

update Sun May 15 afternoon

The sun is really warming things up. The humidity and dew points are also up, bringing us a greater chance for strong storms. A look at the radar shows a line of storms to our West. As the fronts and Low move closer to the area we will see storms fire up in Central and Southern MD. A look at the latest data shows that due to the heating of the day, the instability in the atmosphere is up and the chance for wind shear is greater then expected.

Keep an eye on the skies as these type of storms have a tendency to just pop up.

Thus far no watches or warnings have been issued. As always, my Weather Phone (443-470-9804) and Twitter (@wxmanmd) are updated.

update Sun May 15 morning

Well, the storms that came through last night were nice as they put on a good show without damage. I have almost an inch of rain when all was said and done. For today we will see more storms, and these could be severe.

As of this writing there is no rain and the sun is coming out bringing us warmer temps then yesterday. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, if the sun can come out we could be in for severe weather. The heating of the day adds to the instability of the atmosphere since warmer air rises. As I mentioned yesterday, we have a warm front to our South moving into the area as well as a cold front moving in from our West as the Low moves East from OH. All this (and other factors) combine to bring us storms. The sunnier and warmer it gets today, the more severe the threat.

TIMING

Timing is difficult as these storms will pop up when the conditions are right. But for most of us, I see the storms occurring after 2:00pm into the early evening. Keep an eye on the skies.

THREATS

The main threats with these storms will be strong, damaging wind and hail. The upper atmosphere wind profile will be different from the surface winds producing shear. If it's safe, when the storms are approaching look outside at the direction of the blowing trees, than look at the direction of the blowing clouds. If they are not in the same direction, or perpendicular to each other, there is the chance for strong winds and possible tornadoes. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area in a 2% chance for a tornado; 15% chance for damaging wind; and 5% chance for hail.

Currently there are no watches/warnings in regard to the storms, but those along the waterways are still under the Coastal Flood Advisory until tonight.

I will keep the Weather Phone updated as well as Twitter (@wxmanmd). Watches & Warnings will be posted there. I will have updates as they are necessary throughout the day.

update Sat May 14 early evening

Currently thunderstorms are moving into Southern Maryland. Nothing severe just yet, although there are strong storms in Northern VA with rotation and hail. Those in Central MD could expect rain in a couple hours, and possibly some thunder. As of this writing there is a storm in Ellicott City.

So far there are no watches or warnings for Maryland. I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) and Twitter (@wxmanmd) updated.

update Sat May 14 Noon

I have been spending the morning looking over weather data to get a handle on the details for the storms this weekend. Generally speaking, the weekend into the week will be periods of rain and thunderstorms, most not severe (except Sunday).

DYNAMICS

There is a Low moving into OH with a warm front moving up into our area. This warm front will stall over us, while on Sunday the Low over OH will bring in a mild cold front, which also will stall near us. The spinning of the Low will draw in moisture from the Gulf which will then interact with both stationary fronts. This dynamic of differing air masses and moisture is what will bring us rain for the next number of days as well as thunderstorms.

TIMING

This is not easy for this system as there are many variables. Just know this, at any moment it may rain, then stop, then rain again. But, for today it looks like Southern MD could see rain later in the afternoon while Central MD shouldn't see any rain until early or late evening. Rain will continue most of Sunday.

STORMS

There is the potential for thunderstorms later in the day today, but most should not be severe. Although, when thunderstorms hit, always keep an eye out for severe conditions. I am looking at Sunday as the chance for severe storms, more so for Southern MD. Sunday is when the cold front will be moving in, interacting with our warm moist air. Severity will also depend on how much sun breaks through tomorrow, so we will have to wait and see about timing. More to come on that later. For those who do have severe storms Sunday, the main threats will be strong wind and hail.

I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) and my Twitter (@wxmanmd) updated. As watches/warnings are issued they will be posted on those two accounts.

I will post another update Sunday morning, or earlier if conditions worsen.

update Fri May 13 afternoon

A look at the radar shows rain forming to our West moving to the SSE. Central MD should stay dry until late this evening but Southern MD could see rain earlier in the evening. Any thunderstorms tonoght will light.

I still see Sunday as the day for severe weather. I will have a more complete update Saturday morning.

original post Midnight May 13

The weather has been quite nice this past week and will again be so today. But this trend of "boring" weather cannot continue. This weekend we will see rain late Friday and Saturday, mainly in the afternoon. There could be some rumbles of thunder, but at this point I don't see anything severe. Sunday is the day in question when there is the potential for strong storms, particularly South of Baltimore and into Southern MD. I will post more on this either late Friday or Saturday morning.

I will keep my Twitter feed active (@wxmanmd) as well as the Weather Phone updated (443-470-9804).

Updated: 4:54 AM GMT on May 16, 2011

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1 more tornado in Maryland

By: cws6196, 4:08 AM GMT on May 11, 2011

There was one more tornado confirmed from the end of April storms, this one in Northern Baltimore Co. This brings the total confirmed tornadoes to 9 in Maryland in a two day period! I can't say this is a record as I don't know that fact, but definitely not the norm for us. A number of months ago I posted and blogged that I was concerned about a violent Spring for us, I hope my prediction is over and the storms will settle down. This week looks to be quiet (boring) with some rain this weekend.

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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1000 AM EDT TUE MAY 10 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

0954 AM TORNADO 2 WNW HEREFORD 39.60N 76.71W
04/28/2011 BALTIMORE MD NWS STORM SURVEY

BRIEF TOUCHDOWN IN WOODED AREA NORTH OF EVNA RD. DAMAGE
WAS ALL TO TREES WITH NEARLY TWO DOZEN TREES UPROOTED
AND OR TOPPED. RATED EF-O WITH MAX WINDS OF 70 MPH.
WIDTH OF 75 YARDS. DURATION 1 MINUTE.

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Mother's Day

By: cws6196, 1:47 PM GMT on May 08, 2011

Wishing all Mothers a very Happy and Peace-filled Mother's Day. I wish the weather today were nicer - you all deserve it!!

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Mother's Day

By: cws6196, 1:47 PM GMT on May 08, 2011

update early afternoon

Well, I should have known that "Mother" Nature would not allow Mother's Day to be ruined. The rain threat is gone and the sun is making it's way through the clouds. The rest of the day will be and low humidity. Tonight is another nite to keep open our windows.

The rest of the week looks to be quiet, with rain possible near the weekend.

original post
Wishing all Mothers a very Happy and Peace-filled Mother's Day. I wish the weather today were nicer - you all deserve it!!

Updated: 5:43 PM GMT on May 08, 2011

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another MD tornado confirmed

By: cws6196, 5:50 PM GMT on May 06, 2011

And yet another tornado in Maryland has been confirmed by the NWS as a result of the storms of last week. This one was also in Southern MD near Lusby and Solomons Island. This weekend we will not have storms (cooler temps and rain), but I am looking at storm potential mid next week.

NWUS51 KLWX 040011
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PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
811 PM EDT TUE MAY 03 2011

..TIME... ...EVENT... ...CITY LOCATION... ...LAT.LON...
..DATE... ....MAG.... ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
..REMARKS..

1141 AM TORNADO 1 NNW DOWELL 38.36N 76.47W
04/28/2011 CALVERT MD NWS STORM SURVEY

1.8 MILE LONG...50 YD WIDE DAMAGE PATH CONSISTING OF
UPROOTED TREES AND SNAPPED LARGE BRANCHES. RATED EF-0.


&&

EVENT NUMBER LWX1100610

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more storms

By: cws6196, 5:12 AM GMT on May 03, 2011

original post Tues May 3 after midnight

There is the potential for more storms later this evening, but to be honest, I do not see them as severe enough to produce tornadoes in Central MD. Tuesday morning a low pressure system will move Northward through the area allowing for warm moist air form the South to move in. Later in the afternoon a cold front from OH will move through the area. The interaction of the cold air with the warm moist air is what has the potential to trigger storms. Those who experience storms should have heavy rainfall and strong winds. I see these storms moving in after 5:00 pm.

I will keep the Weather Phone (443-470-9804) updated as well as my Twitter (@wxmanMD).

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2 more tornadoes confirmed

By: cws6196, 5:02 AM GMT on May 02, 2011

Two more tornadoes were confirmed in MD from last week's storms. This brings the total to 4 confirmed tornadoes last week. Here are the details from the NWS:

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HAMPSTEAD MARYLAND...

LOCATION...WESTERN BALTIMORE COUNTY...2 MILES EAST OF HAMPSTEAD
DATE...APRIL 28 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...8:09 AM TO 8:11 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
LENGTH...1.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.609N / 76.830W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.614N / 76.810W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...

A GROUND SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...TOGETHER
WITH RADAR AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO
TRACKED FROM NEAR THE CARROLL COUNTY LINE IN BALTIMORE COUNTY ALONG
MT CARMEL ROAD FOR 1.1 MILES. THE TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED
SEVERAL TREES AND DOWNED LARGE BRANCHES. THE STORM TRACKED ACROSS
MARSHALL MILL ROAD.


...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WESTMINSTER MARYLAND...

LOCATION...WESTMINSTER IN CARROLL COUNTY MD
DATE...APRIL 28 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...7:46 AM TO 7:47 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
LENGTH...0.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.3568N / 76.988W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.577N / 76.984W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...

A GROUND SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...TOGETHER
WITH RADAR AND EYEWITNESS REPORTS DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO
TRACKED ACROSS EASTERN PORTIONS OF WESTMINSTER. THE TORNADO UPROOTED
AND SNAPPED SEVERAL TREES AND DOWNED LARGE BRANCHES. THE STORM
TRACKED FROM NEAR OLD WESTMINSTER PIKE ACROSS RALPH AND CENTER
STREETS BEFORE LIFTING AS IT CROSSED ROUTE 97.

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