Severe storms trigger tornado and t-storm warnings, leave damage behind yet again
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 11:51 pm
WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Severe storms popped up yet again Tuesday afternoon bringing lightning, hail and heavy rain as well as triggering a tornado warning in the D.C. region.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning in Anne Arundel County after radar showed rotation near Odenton, Md. The view from the sky overhead was equally scary for many.
Scary view from Severna Park HS. Thnx Nicole DeAngelo. Be Safe! pic.twitter.com/WY61v91JnR— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) July 15, 2014
The tornadic storm dumped quarter-size hail about 3 p.m. near the intersection of Route 97 and Old Mill Blvd. in Anne Arundel County. It also brought down trees in neighboring Prince George's County across the southbound lanes of the BW Parkway, I-295 at Route 198.
In Silver Spring - which was hit by the storms before they grew even stronger on their trek eastward - massive trees fell on a home on Woodmoor Drive. Power lines were also taken down along New Hampshire Avenue near I-495, with a truck getting tangled in the downed wires and forcing the street's closure.
Rainfall totals from the storms in Maryland ranged from 1.4 inches in Beltsville to an inch and a half in Chevy Chase to 1.76 in Glen Burnie. A Flash Flood Watch was in effect through the evening for most of the area.
After inflicting damage in the D.C. metro, the strong, lightning-filled storms then quickly overtook the Chesapeake Bay as they began moving out of the region.