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Maryland Tornadoes? NWS Assessment

June 11, 2013 - 03:59 PM
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Violent storms tore through the mid-Atlantic Monday. The NWS is now surveying storms in Maryland to assess possible tornadoes.

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The work week started off with a wild bout of weather.  Strong and severe thunderstorms ripped through the region yesterday. 

The entire region was under a tornado watch for the majority of the afternoon and evening.  Sterling's NWS warned on 5 separate storm cells that had the potential to produce tornadoes.  There were tornado warnings in Winchester, Charles and Prince Georges counties, Montgomery, Howard, Carroll, and Baltimore counties, as well as another storm cell over St. Mary's county.  The NWS sent out this public information statement earlier today:

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEYS UNDERWAY TODAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
WILL CONDUCT STORM SURVEYS OF AT LEAST FIVE AREAS TODAY IN CONCERT
WITH STATE AND COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. THESE LOCATIONS ARE
FORK MARYLAND IN BALTIMORE COUNTY...BALTIMORE CITY NEAR LOCUST
POINT... WOODBINE MARYLAND AND THE ROUTE 94 CORRIDOR IN HOWARD
COUNTY INTO NORTHERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY... COLTONS POINT IN SAINT
MARYS COUNTY... AND CHARLES COUNTY BETWEEN LA PLATA AND WALDORF.

THESE SURVEYS ARE IN RELATION TO THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT
MOVED THROUGH THE AREA YESTERDAY.

A FINAL ASSESSMENT INCLUDING RESULTS OF THE SURVEY ARE EXPECTED
TO BE COMPLETED AND TRANSMITTED VIA A PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS WEEK... POSSIBLY AS EARLY AS LATE TODAY FOR SOME OF THE
DAMAGED AREAS.

IT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE...WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT
WEATHER.GOV/WASHINGTON.

Flash flooding was also a major problem yesterday, in fact, Reagan National recorded 2.77" of rain breaking the old daily rainfall total of 2.27" from 1945. Take a look at other rainfall totals from across the region.  Even though the severe threat is over today, another round of powerful thunderstorms is possible late Wednesday and through the day on Thursday.  We'll have the very latest information for you right here on our weather homepage.

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