From the ABC 7 Weather team

June 1, 2012 tornadoes: More details from the outbreak

June 18, 2012 - 12:02 PM
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The National Weather Service has released more detailed information regarding each of the 11 tornadoes that touched down this past June 1.


The severe weather outbreak that took place 17 days ago remains fresh in most of our minds.

Luckily in this region, we rarely have to face widespread severe weather that produces large long track tornadoes like they see in the Midwest.

However, June 1 was a stark reminder that we are not exempt from tornadoes and even widespread tornado outbreaks. This outbreak, while not one of worst that area has seen, was still significant, producing eleven confirmed tornadoes in total. Out of those seven were rated EF0 producing winds from 65 to 80mph and four were confirmed EF1 with winds up to 100mph.

The EF1 tornado in Hartford County hit the Pleasant Hills area, two miles southwest of Bel Air, Md., and not only was one of the strongest twisters but also spent longest time on the ground, tracking a total of 1.25 miles/300YDS. Additionally, that tornado produced two injuries but no fatalities. The National Weather Service out of Sterling recently released more detailed information for each of the eleven twisters.

One the same page you will see the image below  that is also interactive with local storm reports of funnel clouds, flooding, hail and more.

Credit: NOAA/NWS
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