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Prince George's County tornado touched down Monday night

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The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that a weak tornado touched down near Clinton Monday night and stayed on the ground for more than 2 miles.

The funnel cloud popped down over Brandywine Monday night. Photo: M. Carter Bell

The EF-0 tornado touched down just after 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Floral Park Road and South Hill Road, about 3 miles west of the town of Brandywine.

The tornado packed maximum winds of 60 miles per hour and was about 75 yards wide at its maximum during its 2.3-miles on the ground. It finally lifted near the intersection of Crafton Lane and Colorado Street in Clinton, north of where it touched down.

A Tornado Warning was in effect for southern Prince George's County when the tornado was spotted, National Weather Service officials say.

No one was injured in the tornado, but the winds were strong enough to knock down a few trees and large limbs, National Weather Service officials say.

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