Tornado Confirmed in St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties Friday

TORNADO CONFIRMED IN ST. MARY’S AND CALVERT COUNTIES IN MARYLAND…

LOCATION…FROM COMPTON IN ST. MARY’S COUNTY MD TO COVE POINT IN CALVERT COUNTY MD
DATE…FRI FEB 21 2014
ESTIMATED TIME…FROM 12:23 PM EST TO 12:39 EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH…INTERMITTENT DAMAGE ALONG AN 18 MILE PATH
BEGINNING LAT/LON…38.242N/76.680W
ENDING LAT/LON…38.377N/76.396W
* 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…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO IN ST. MARY’S AND CALVERT COUNTIES IN MARYLAND ON FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 21 2014.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RECEIVED APPROXIMATELY 15 DAMAGE
REPORTS ASSOCIATED WITH A THUNDERSTORM THAT MOVED ACROSS ST.
MARY’S AND CALVERT COUNTIES IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND EARLY FRIDAY
AFTERNOON. WHEN PLOTTED ON A MAP…THESE DAMAGE REPORTS WERE
LINEAR IN NATURE AND CORROBORATED WITH RADAR ROTATIONAL SIGNALS
FROM THE FAA’S TERMINAL DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR AT ANDREWS AFB. THE
PREDOMINANT DAMAGE REPORTED WERE TREES DOWN…WHICH PROVIDES AN
ESTIMATE OF MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OF 60 TO 80 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/WASHINGTON.

FOR REFERENCE…THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0…WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1…WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2…WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3…WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4…WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5…WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH

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