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The following is a working document. All tornado data below are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but are considered preliminary and may be incomplete. The database contains tornadoes up to 2001. We are currently working on a project to update the regional tornado climatology from 1950 through current.

Prior to 1950, we are attempting to pull historical tornado data together from various sources to build one single data base of all tornadoes ever recorded in the Baltimore-Washington Forecast Office's area of responsibility. The historical tornadoes are listed in chronological order by county and by state. The counties are listed in alphabetical order. If you come across any historical information that could add to this document and help us in this process, please forward it to lwxwebmaster@noaa.gov .

The National Weather Service has transitioned to the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF-Scale; see http://www.spc.noaa.gov/efscale/ for more information about the EF-Scale) since February 2007. This document references tornado damage through the old Fujita Damage Scale (F-Scale), which was used to determine the tornado strength based on observed damage prior to 2007. The damage scale increases in intensity from a weak F0 (40 to 70 mph wind) to a F5 (over 260 mph wind). 



Maryland

Allegany County

  • November 23, 1891 at about 1000 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Frostburg. The damage path statistics are unknown. Deaths and injuries is also unknown. The tornado touched down in the Consol area near the present day armory. It followed Water Street (northward) before shifting east down main street near St. Michael's Catholic Church. It moved through the heart of Frostburg and down to Depot Hill. Buildings were destroyed, roofs lifted, chimneys downed and windows shattered. A horse and wagon was blown 50 yards, a full rail car was overturned, marble monuments were toppled and electric lines down. Damage amounts can not be estimated.
  • June 23, 1944 at about 1730 hours EST, a local tornado (F1) struck the Frostburg area. The tornado was one in a killer outbreak but did little significant or noteable damage in the Frostburg area. A home was twisted around, some trees and power lines were knocked down. Two people were injured by contact with the power lines. The damage path statistics are unknown. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. Three people were killed and 25 injured in another tornado that night in Garrett County.
  • July 5, 1969 at 1415 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Frostburg again. It swept down Big Savage Mountain through Frostburg and Borden. The damage path was 3 miles long and 200 yards wide though damage continued through La Vale, Bowling Green and Old Town indicating a possible longer path. One home on Armstrong Avenue in northern Froostburg lost a garage roof and windows were shattered. five homes in borden mines were destroyed. There were no fatalities, but one person was injured. Damage amounts were estimated at $200,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.40/78.54)
  • April 5, 1977 at 1515 hours EST, a F1 tornado (reclassified from Storm Data) struck 1 mile south of Flintstone. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and about 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries.  Eyewitness saw a black swirling cloud envelop a large machine shop and adjoining shed and lift it off its foundation. It destroyed 3 sides of the building. The storm moved north into Pennsylvania. Damages are estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 2, 1998 at 1856 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved southeast from near Salisbury, PA to Savage Mountain. The tornado lifted as it ascended the mountain. The thunderstorm's funnel was scene passing over Frostburg and Cumberland. The damage path in Allegany County was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide. Damage was only to trees. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • June 2, 1998 at 1921 EST, the tornadic thunderstorm that struck Salisbury and Savage Mountain area continued southeast. Its funnel was observed as it pasted over Cumberland and it was seen touching down on Iron Mountain southeast of the city. No property was damaged...only trees. The path was an estimated 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide.  (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • June 2, 1998 at 2043 hours EST, a voilent F4 tornado moved southeast from Pennsylvania to Big Savage Mountain. The tornado moved through Frostburg, Eckhart Mines, and over Dans Mountain ending just a couple miles north of Cresaptown. The damage path began well up in PA, but in Allegany County was 8 miles long and averaged 250 yards wide. The tornado was multi-vortex and reached its peak strength (F4) as it passed through the north portion of Frostburg. During the majority of its life it was F2-F3 strength and mowed a clear path up and down the mountain ridges through heavy woods. In Allegany County, 30 homes and businesses were destroyed and over 100 damaged. Some vehicles were tossed. Numerous projectiles of all sizes occurred. The house that was wiped off its foundation had pieces of it carried up to 30 miles away and a paper bill was carried 100 miles into Virginia. Amazingly no one was killed and only 5 people suffered minor injuries thanks to warning of the tornado and proper protective action by the people. Damages were estimated at $5 million. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    7
    4
    2
    1
    0
    6
    $5,227,000 +
Anne Arundel County
  • August 21, 1888 at 1400 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from Seabrook in Prince Georges County to near Millersville. This was the first touch down in one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the Chesapeake area. At least 15 tornadoes nad waterspouts were counted. This tornado destroyed several homes near Bowie injurying 5 children. Barns were torn apart near Millersville. The damage path was 5 miles long and 200 yards wide.
  • August 21, 1888 at 1445 hours EST, another tornado struck Jacobsville and moved to the Patapsco River. As many as four waterspouts were sighted near the mouth of the river, some overturning boats. The damage path was 5 miles long and 70 yards wide. At Jacobsville, horse and carriages were carried a 100 yards or more. Eight homes were unroofed or torn apart. Fifteen people were injured. No one was killed.
  • June 30, 1906 at 1930 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Annapolis area. It path is unknown. It uprooted trees and knocked down a brick wall. It tore a cupolas off a church and sailed a heavy door through the air onto another house's roof damaging it. Porches and fences were torn down. Trees blocked streets. Tin roofs were torn off several homes and buildings allowing the interiors to get drenched. Power and telephone was down. Hail was reported the size of hickory nuts and it pitted roofs and broke windows. Torrential rains flooded streets. No one was injured. Damages are roughly estimated at $50,000. The tornado was seen lifting trees into the sky. (Lat/Long = ....)
  • August 2, 1934 at 1000 hours EST, a waterspout moved northwest coming ashore off the Magothy River at Grays Creek as a F2 tornado. The damage path was 0.3 miles long and only 15 yards wide. Five summer homes were destroyed (lifted off foundation or blown over) and five others were damaged. Some row boats and canoes were lifted 50 feet in the air. There were no fatalities, but 8 people were injured. Twenty boats were sunk. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • September 4, 1935 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from Prince Georges County across northern Calvert County into southern Anne Arundel County near Fairhaven and out over the Chesapeake Bay as a waterspout finally hitting Queen Anne County on the Eastern Shore. The tornado was spawned from a passing hurricane. Its total path length was 15 miles and was 400 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but 3 people were injured. Homes, barns and stables were destroyed totalling $200,000 but reports are not specific to the individual county damage.          (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • February 21, 1937 at 2330 hours EST, a tornado moved through Greenock, Bristol, Tracys Landing, and Jewel area of in the extreme southern portion of the county. The storm crossed the Chesapeake Bay and either the same tornado or another one moved into Kent Island and into Kent County. The total damage path was 40 miles if stretched across the Bay.  In Anne Arundel County, some 20 tobacco barns blown down and a number of homes were damaged. Losses were estimated at $70,000 (including the tobacco). There were no fatalities or injuries. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 2, 1953 at 2100 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 1 mile long and 200 yards wide.  There were no injuries. A waterspout was observed near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the U.S. Naval Academy recorded a wind gust to 72 mph. No other details are unknown. Damages at less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.58/76.30)
  • April 26, 1960 at 1630 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and only 30 yards wide. Details are unknown. There were no injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.08/76.39)
  • June 9, 1961 at 1630 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck. Its damage path was of unknown length and was only 30 yards wide. Details are unknown. There were no injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $200,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.12/76.37 to 39.13/76.36)
  • July 13, 1961 at 1600 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 500 yards wide. Details are unknown. There were no injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.04/76.39)
  • May 12, 1974 at 1515 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Pasadena. Its damage path was 0.1 miles long and only 35 yards wide. The tornado damaged 3 homes and a camper trailer. There were no fatalities nor injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $50,000. Other tornadoes struck Montgomery and Calvert Counties. (Lat./Long. = 39.06/76.36)
  • July 14, 1975 at 0615 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Bay Hills area of Arnold. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 100 yards wide. The tornado overturned a 30 foot construction trailer, knocked down 30 trees and damaged several homes. A tree demolished a car. Damage was also reported at Cape St. Clair and waterspouts were seen at Turkey Point (Cecil County) and Taylor's Island (Harford County) later that day. A tornado also hit Kent County across the bay. There were no injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.02/76.30)
  • August 14, 1976 at 1720 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Crofton Mews area. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and 100 yards wide. The tornado demolished 11 townhomes under construction. One other house was damaged. A board was driven through the wall of a home. Several large oaks were snapped. There were no injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.00/76.39)
  • June 28, 1977at an unknown time, a F0 tornado (reclassified from Storm Data) struck Hillsmere Shores. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and only 20 yards wide. A waterspout on the South River moved north-northwest  and came ashore. Trees were knocked down and a house under construction was damaged. No one was injured.  Damage amounts are estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 31, 1978 at an unknown time, a F2 tornado (reclassified from Storm Data) struck near Fort Meade. Its damage path is unknown. It tore a roof off of five rooms at a hotel injuring 6 people. It tossed cars in the parking lot into the air injurying another person. It mowed down 250 trees at Fort Meade and did extensive damage to several housing units and old barricks buildings. Damage amounts are estimated at $750,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1355 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David struck Crofton. Its damage path was 2.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. The tornado blew a large part of a roof off one house and took down many trees. It did damage as it passed west of Gambrills to Fort Meade. There were no fatalities, but one person was injured. Damage amounts are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.00/76.39)
  • August 28, 1992 at 1615 hours EST, a F0 tornado was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Andrew. Its damage path was 0.1 miles long and only 20 yards wide. No details at this time. There were no injuries. There were no damages. (Lat./Long. = 38.53/76.36)
  • August 28, 1992 at 1632 hours EST, a F0 tornado was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Andrew. Its damage path was 0.1 miles long and only 30 yards wide. No details at this time. There were no fatalities nor injuries. There were no damages. (Lat./Long. = 39.04/76.45)
  • May 12, 1993 at 1755 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 90 yards wide. No details at this time. There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $2,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.04/76.40)
  • September 27, 1993 at 1415 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Millersville and moved to Severna Park.  It was one in an outbreak of tornadoes on that day. Its damage path was 8 miles long and 70 yards wide. The tornado tossed a toolshed 150 feet. Most of the remaining damage was to trees along its route. There were no fatalities, but 2 people were injured. Damages were estimated at $4,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.03/76.40 to 39.04/76.33)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1920 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck. Its damage path was 5 miles long and 30 yards wide. No details at this time. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were under $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.59/76.38 to 39.04/76.34)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1940 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. Its damage path was 7 miles long and 60 yards wide. No details at this time. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.05/76.32 to 39.10/76.26)
  • October 5, 1995 at 2023 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck Arnold. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. The small tornado moved along the Magothy River causing minor damage to trees and two residences. A car spun around. The tornado moved over the river as a waterspout and lifted. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were $1,000. (Lat./Long. = .... )
  • October 5, 1995 at 2031 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned from the remnants of Hurricane Opal struck the Odenton to Glen Burnie areas. The damage path was 6 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. It was the third tornado spawned by the same rotating thunderstorm (mesocyclone). The tornado snapped off and uprooted trees. It peeled off siding and shingles, blew out windows and severely damaged two carports. A total of 20 homes had minor damage. Damage amounts were estimated at $250,000.  (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • October 14, 1995 at 1653 EST, a F1 tornado struck Arnold. It tracked 3.8 miles and was 60 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $60,000. The tornado damaged 120 trees uprooting and snapping them. Ten homes had minor damage. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1639 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved from Upper Marlboro to Waysons Corner. Its damage path in the county was only 1 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were under $25,000. A roof of a warehouse was torn off, some minor damage to some trailer homes occurred and trees were damaged. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • July 10, 2000 around 1630 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck just northeast of Laurel crossing Brock Bridge Road and the Little Patuxent River. It was the second small tornado to hit the Laurel area in two weeks. Its damage path was about a half mile long and 100 yards wide. Most of the damage was to trees. A couple trees fell across the railroad tracks causing major delays to Amtraks Northeast Corridor. There was some damage to at least one home with a window blown out. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at  $5,000. (Lat./Long. = 38. N/76.W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    27
    20
    7
    0
    0
    33
    $1,997,000
Baltimore County and the City of Baltimore
  • April 29, 1807 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 (estimated) tornado struck near Gunpowder Falls and reportedly destroyed 17 homes. Injuries, fatalities and other specifics are unknown.
  • July 12, 1903 at 1203 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. No one was killed, but one person was injured. The damage path was 1 mile long and 100 yards wide. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 6, 1937 at 1245 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck along the Northern Parkway of Hamilton in Northeast Baltimore. The tornado was observed. It unroofed a builing and ripped slate from another. It blew down a large trellis. Damage was less than $1,000. No one was injured. The damage path was 0.2 miles long and 35 yards wide. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 26, 1937 at 1620 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Baltimore damaging trees in Clifton and Patterson Parks. The funnel cloud was observed. It unroofed and damaged homes, unroofed two water towers, demolished sheds, damaged cars, and blew down utility poles. Damage was estimated at $53,000. No one was injured. (Lat./Long. = 38.N/76.W)
  • July 15, 1938 at 0300 hours EST, a F2 tornado touched down in Carroll County and moved northeast across Baltimore County into York County, PA. No one was killed or injured. The damage path was 20 miles long and of unknown width. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • October 21, 1939 at 1900 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 8 miles west of Hereford near Mount Camel Road and moved east-northeast. Its damage path was 8 miles long and 400 yards wide. No one was killed, but one person was injured. One house was unroofed and many barns were wrecked. Several other homes were damaged and some livestock was killed. Damages totaled $75,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • August 26, 1946 at 1528 hours EST, a F0 tornado/waterspout was observed 4-6 miles southeast of the Weather Bureau Office in Baltimore. The tornado moved inland a short distance from the Harbor doing slight damage to East Baltimore and dissipated as it approached Dundalk. Damages were less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • June 16, 1973 at 1650 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the towson area. Its track details are unknown at this time. The tornado tore off an apartment roof, overturned cars and uprooted trees. Funnels were also seen in Gamber and DC on that day. There were no fatalities, but four people was injured. Damage amounts were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.20/76.35)
  • August 11, 1978 at 1800 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Loch Raven area. The damage path was 0.3 miles long and about 50 yards wide. There were no injuries. The small tornado was seen touching down in the Loch Raven Reservoir watershed near the intersection of Dulaney Valley and Loch Raven Roads. It cut a swath through a grove of large pines snapping and uprooting an estimated 400 trees. Damages are estimated at $4,000 for clearance and removal. (Lat./Long. = 39.28/76.35)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1400 hours EST, a F2 tornado spawned by the remnants of  Hurricane David struck Kingsville. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 20 yards wide. The tormado demolished a one home reducing it to rubble and damage a nearby home. Damages were estimated at $130,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.27/76.25)
  • June 8, 1990 at 1735 EST, a F0 tornado struck. Its path was 0.3 miles long and 40 yards wide. No one was injured. No details at this time. Damages were estimated at $3, 000.  (Lat./Long. = 39.35/76.37)
  • October 18, 1990 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the Reisterstown area. The damage path was 0.1 miles long and 100 yards wide. It was the fourth tornado spawned by the same thunderstorm that moved northeast out of Virginia. No one was killed but 59 people were injured, mostly at an apartment complex in Reisterstown where the roof was torn off along with some of the facing damaging 150 units. Cars were overturned and an additional 52 homes sustained damage. Total losses were estimated at $9.5 million. (Lat./Long. = 39.28/76.49)
  • October 18, 1990 at 1549 hours EST, a F1 tornado was spawned by the same storm. The damage path was 0.1 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no injuries. No details at this time. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.32/76.39)
  • November 1, 1994 at 1415 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the center of Baltimore just west of  I-83 and north of Camden Yards. The damage path was 1.5 miles long and 220 yards wide. There was no injuries. Damage occurred to rowhouses and trees. The tornado clipped one school with only minor damage. Damage amounts were estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.27/76.38)
  • November 1, 1994 at 1420 hours EST, a second F1 tornado struck the center of Baltimore east of the first one. It touched down east of I-83 and north of the Harbor. The damage path was 0.7 miles long and 210 yards wide. There was no injuries. Tornadoes were spawned by a bow-echo thunderstorm. Damage occurred to rowhouses and trees. Damage amounts were estimated at $1,000,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.27/76.37)
  • July 6, 1995 at 1645 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck the Monkton area. The damage path was 0.1 miles long and only 10 yards wide. There was no injuries. Minor damage occurred to trees and a home. Damage amounts were estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • July 24, 1995 at 1520 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Hereford area. The damage path was 2 miles long and 75 yards wide. There was no injuries. The tornado took down about 50 trees and two fell on homes and one on a car. Damage amounts were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1445 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Tyler area. The damage path was 1.2 miles long and 50 yards wide. There was no injuries. The tornado took down some trees and did minor damage to several houses. Damage amounts were estimated at $50,000. This tornado was spawned by the same thunderstorm that had just struck Gamble with a strong F3 tornado. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1530 hours EST, a F0 tornado touch down twice in Baltimore City. Each touch down was brief producing a swirl of dust, dirt, trash, etc. One was in the north central part of the city and the other in the east central part. The touch downs were observed and the funnels were caught on film. No mentionable damage was reported with them.  This was the tail end of a tornadic outbreak from this supercell. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • November 8, 1996 at 1545 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Dundalk. The damage path was 3.75 miles long and 100 yards wide. There was no fatalities, but one person was injured. The tornado damaged homes and businesses. The most significant damage occurred to a marina with up to 40 boats damaged. An office trailer was blown over and trees knocked down. A cinder block wall collapsed when part of the roof came off. Damage amounts were estimated at $750,000. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • March 29, 1997 at 1342 hours EST, two F0 gustnadoes (small tornadoes on the leading edge/gust front of a thunderstorm) struck Dundalk. It was captured by amateur video. The damage paths were 0.5 miles long and only 25 yards wide. There was no fatalities, but one person was injured by flying glass. A couple of fastfood restaurants were damaged. Damage amounts were estimated at $20,000. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • July 30, 1999 at 1930 hours EST, a F0 tornado touched down 1 mile south of Beckleysville and moved south-southeast to near Mount Carmel. The supercell (large rotating thunderstorm) moved south out of Pennsylvania. The damage path was 3 miles long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were mostly to trees with a few shingles and other minor damage to houses. Some tents and outdoor furniture was tossed around. Damages were estimated at $1,000. The storm also dropped baseball to grapefruit size hail. (Lat./Long. = ....)
  • May 13, 2000 at 1915 hours EST, an F1 touched down in the southeast section of the county near the I-695 / I-95 interchange and moved east. It moved through a subdivision of homes causing damage to trees and the trim on houses. It then moved east-southeast toward Philadelphia Road were it damaged several townhomes and moved through an industrial park were it damaged several of the buildings. It crossed into an additional area with houses and a school causing damage to trees and some trim on the buildings. The tornado lifted about 2 miles north of Middle River. The damage path was 5 miles long and 75 yards wide. There was no injuries. Damage amounts were estimated at $250,000. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     23
     16
     7
     0
     0
     67
    $ 12,613,000
Calvert County
  • September 4, 1935 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 moved from Prince Georges County across northern Calvert County into southern Anne Arundel County near Fairhaven and out over the Chesapeake Bay as a waterspout finally hitting Queen Anne County on the Eastern Shore. The tornado was spawned from a passing hurricane. Its total path length was 15 miles and was 400 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but 3 people were injured. Homes, barns and stables were destroyed totalling $200,000 but reports are not specific to the individual county damage. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 6, 1948 at an unknown time, a F2 tornado struck. No one was killed or injured. The damage path was of unknown length and width. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 12, 1974 at 1600 hours EST, a F1 tornado (reclassified from Storm Data) struck from Huntington to Plum Point.  The damage path was 3 miles long and up to 400 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Two barns were destroyed and there was damage to roofs, windows, and utilities. Damages are estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 27, 1978 at 1900 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck from near Dunkirk to Chaneyville to Huntington. The damage path was 6.9 miles long and an average of 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but 3 people were injured. One person was hurt when a tree fell on their car. Another was injured by flying glass and another when a mobile home turned over. Four barns and an equipment shed were destroyed and a swath was cut through a corn field. Damages are estimated at $150,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.42/76.40 to 38.37/76.35)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1815 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned from the remnants of Hurricane David struck between Drum Point and Olivet. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and an average of 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but one person was injured from flying debris. The tornado removed a roof off of his beach front house, buckled walls and took away brick siding. Large trees were uprooted and snapped and tobacco barns were destroyed. Damages are estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.19/76.26)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1953 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved across the Patuxent River from St. Marys County to Broome Island. The damage path was 1 mile long and 110 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. It demolished a cinderblock fish house, damaged homes, uprooted and snapped trees and took down utility lines. Damages are estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.25/76.33 to 38.26/76.32)
  • May 8, 1984 at 1655 hours EST, a F0 waterspout/tornado was observed hitting Broome Island. The damage path on land was 0.25 miles long and about 20 yards wide. This was one of several tornadoes in Maryland on this day. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado did about $15,000 damage to one river front residence and did some more damage nearby. Total damages are estimated at $20,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.30/76.31)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1921 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck near Dunkirk. The damage path was 3 miles long and 120 yards wide. This was one of an outbreak of  tornadoes that swept from central Virginia across southern Maryland northeast into southeastern Pennsylvania. There were no fatalities or injuries with this tornado. The tornado destroyed a couple barns and did minor damage to some homes. It uprooted and snapped many trees. Total damages were estimated at $120,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.37/76.37)
  • August 17, 1994 at 1005 hours EST, a F0 tornado was sighted near Suderland. Damage was only to some trees.  Damages are estimated at $1,000 or less. (Lat./Long. = 38.27/76.38)
  • July 13, 1996 at 0235 hours EST, a F1 tornado 2 miles northwest of Dunkirk. The damage path was 1.2 miles long and 50 yards wide. The tornado was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha. There were no fatalities or injuries. It demolished a chimney and a roof on a farm house. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Two homes had minor damage. Damages were estimated at $120,000. (Lat./Long. = ....)
  • April 21, 2000 at 1440 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck just southeast of Dunkirk. The damage path was 1.5 miles long and about 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. A school, two cars and two barns were damaged along with trees. Total damages were estimated at $210,000.  (Lat./Long. = )
  • May 13, 2000 at 1903 hours EST, a F1 tornado crossed into Calvert County from Prince Georges County hitting an area north of Dunkirk. One tree fell on a car driving south on Route 4. The tornado continued east to Chaney and dissipated. Most of the damage was to trees. The damage path was 4 miles long and about 150 yards wide.  There were no fatalities and only 1 injury. The tornado did about $20,000 damage. (Lat./Long. = 38.69N/76.83W to 38.74/76.68 countyline to 38.75N/76.63W)
  • May 22, 2001 at 1855 hours EST, a F0 tornado/waterspout is observed by several people moving across the southern tip of Solomons Island and the Patuxent River. There was no damage to property and no injuries. The damagewas estimated at 1 miles long and about 50 yards wide. (Lat./Long. = 38.32N/76.46W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     13
     9
    4
    0
    0
    8
    $1,105,000 
Carroll County
  • February 19, 1893 between 2100 and 2200 EST, a tornado (magnitude unknown) impacted the areas of Linwood and Westminster. Accounts from the storm state that the tornado moved from west to east and was less than one-mile wide. Reports also stated that the storm caused drifts of the snow that was remaining on the ground from a few days earlier (source: Joe Getty, http://hscc.carr.org/research/yesteryears/cct1993/930228.htm)
  • May 28, 1896 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck and moved into Adams County, PA. No deaths occurred, but  injuiers are unknown. The damage path was 5 miles long and of unknown width. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 8, 1905 at 1515 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Westminister. The damage path was 3 miles long and 300 yards wide. There were no deaths or injuries. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees, beat down corn, blew over wheat stocks, knocked fruit from trees and destroyed outbuildings. A 130 ton sile was moved two feet on its foundation. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • September 21, 1913 (time and strength unknown), a tornado struck Berrett (district in between Mt. Airy and Sykesville). The path of the tornado paralleled Old Washington Rd and was on the ground for approximately two minutes. An article in the Carroll County times stated that losses may have totalled up to $50,000 (source: Joe Getty, Carrol County Times- October 1990)
  • May 2, 1929 at 2116 hours EST, a F3 tornado moved from Frederick to Keymar, southwest of Taneytown. It was the 5th tornado in a killer outbreak that swept north from Virginia. The damage path was 5 mile long in Carroll County and 200 yards wide. Two people were killed and 6 injured in Frederick County. No significant proerty damage was reported for Carroll County. (Lat./Long. = 39.29/77.07 to 39.31/77.01)
  • May 13, 1937 at 1730 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck from 6 miles southwest of Westminister to 2 miles northeast. Its damage path was 8 miles long and up to a mile wide. The funnel was observed. The tornado unroofed and damaged homes and barns, demolished many barns, garages, sheds, chicken coops, wind towers, silos, and out buildings. It twisted a bridge, snapped and uprooted trees, downed utility poles and damaged orchards. Property losses were estimated at $150,000. No one was killed or injured. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 15, 1938 at 0300 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 1 mile west of Manchester and moved northeast across Baltimore County to 4 miles north of Delta in southeastern York County, PA. No one was killed or injured. The damage path was 30 miles long and a quarter a mile wide. Damages were about $75,000. (Damages were $500,000 in York County to property, livestock, and crops). (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 19, 1963 at 1505 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved in from Frederick County. Its damage path was 14.4 miles long and up to 900 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.28/77.23 to 39.31/77.07)
  • July 27, 1969 at 2015 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.36/76.50)
  • June 19, 1975 at 1930 hours EST, a small F1 tornado struck the Union Mill area. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and of unknown width. There were no fatalities or injuries. It damaged 3 farms and at least 40  trees. Damages are estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.29/77.07)
  • April 25, 1976 at 1945 hours EST, a F2 tornado (corrected F-scale from original Storm Data report) struck 7 miles north of Westminister. Its damage path was 0.1 mile long and 35 yards wide. The tornado moved northeast. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado heavily damaged one farm house, hit another farm house and 3 vehicles. Damages were estimated at $70,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.42/77.00)
  • August 28, 1978 at 1430 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck near Lineboro. Its damage path was 2.3 miles long and 30 yards wide. The tornado moved southeast from York County, PA. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees, destroyed a shed killing one steer inside. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 23, 1979 at 1730 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Westminister. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 150 yards wide. The tornado touched down in the southwest outskirts of town and then moved through the downtown business district and then to Cranbery. 109 homes were damaged and 24 businesses. Some had roofs completely torn off. Trees were uprooted and snapped crushing two cars and damaging some homes. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado heavily damaged one farm house, hit another farm ouse and 3 vehicles. Damages were estimated at $630,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.35/77.00)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1200 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned from the remnants of Hurricane David was observed hitting a home Union Bridge area. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and an average of 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado did some damage to the roof and exterior of the house. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.19/76.26)
  • May 22, 1983 at 1808 hours EST, a F3 tornado moved northeast from Frederick County across the Monocacy River into Carroll County. Its damage path was 1 miles long and 50 yards wide. It destroyed a spring house and several other buildings on a farm and carried a tin roof a mile away. Some additional damage occurred on adjoining properties. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.42/77.14 to 39.43/77.12)
  • September 3, 1993 at 1715 hours EST, a small F0 tornado briefly touched down 1.5 miles southwest of Silver Run at Arters Mill damaging a home. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and 25 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.40/77.05)
  • October 14, 1995 at 1738 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (gustnado) touched down 2 miles northwest of Westminister. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 25 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were to trees and an orchard. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • October 21, 1995 at 0028 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (gustnado) briefly touched down in Taneytown. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. It uprooted trees and caused minor damage to several homes. Damages were estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1435 hours EST, a strong F3 (almost F4) tornado struck the Four Seasons subdivision outside of Gamber. Its damage path was 2.25 miles long and 350 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but 3 people were injured (two were children tossed out of an upper story of a house). 66 homes were damaged of which 12 were destroyed. Cars and vans were moved. One person was injured when their van was lifted and the windows shattered. Corn stalks were sucked out of the ground and one was embedded in a wall a half a mile away. Portions of a demolished barn were found 5 miles away while some of it was deposited 200 yards upwind from were it once stood. Major projectile damage was seen. It was the 13th tornado of an outbreak that started in central PA and moved southeast. Damages were estimated at $5,000,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • September 28, 1996 at 1700 hours EST, a small F1 tornado (gustnado) struck Silver Run area. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. A barn, a garage, and an outbuilding on a farm were damaged. Damages were estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • June 16, 1998 at 1738 hours EST, a small F1 tornado touched down 3 miles northeast of Finksburg. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado knocked down trees which fell on a house, a camper and a shed. Damages were estimated at $20,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     19
     10
    9
    0
    1
    3
    $6,165,000 
Charles County
  • August 15, 1818 at an unknown time, a tornado moved from Stafford county near Quantico across the Potomac River and onto the Maryland shore in Charles County to near Mattawoman Creek about 4 miles south of Indian Head. It uprooted and snapped trees, and damaged houses fences and crops. At least nine vessels on the Potomac were sunk and at least 30 people drowned.  Damages can not be estimated. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • November 9, 1926 at 1430 hours EST, a F-4 tornado touched down about 5 miles southwest of La Plata. It was Maryland's most severe tornado of the 20th century. It moved northeast through La Plata to Cedarville in Prince Georges County. Its damage path was 18 miles long and 140 yards wide. In La Plata, five home and the school house were destroyed. Four other buildings were badly damaged and 14 tobacco barns were destroyed. The schoolhouse, with its 60 children and two teachers was lifted from its foundation and smashed against a grove of trees 50 feet away. Debris from the school, childrens belongings, and school furnishings were scattered in all directions. Some of the children were carried 500 feet and the body of one child was found in the top branches of a tree 300 feet away. Some of the wreckage of the schoolhouse was deposited in a field a mile north of Upper Marlboro, 25 miles away. A page from a school ledger was found in Bowie, 36 miles to the north-northeast. A piece of the school roof was found in .... There were scour marks in the ground were the tornado had sucked it up. From the original damage survey report, it is believed that this was a multi-vortex tornado with suction vortices. Of the school, 14 were killed and 47 were injured.  In all there were 14 people dead and 56 injured in Charles County. Damages were estimated at $75,000 (1926 dollars). (Lat./Long. = 38.32/77.13 to 38.39/77.04)
  • July 22, 1928 at 1730 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the Potomac River shore south of Morgantown in the vicinity of Cuckholds Creek. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 100 yards wide. A summer cottage was destroyed and another was partialy wrecked. A garage and car, stable, several tobacco barns and contents, and some small farm buildings were destroyed. One man was killed and his wife was injured. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.21/76.58)
  • April 1, 1973 at 2000 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck St. Charles. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 60 yards wide. The tornado damaged five homes. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. An earlier tornado struck Fairfax County on this day. (Lat./Long. = 38.37/76.55)
  • January 28, 1974 at1715 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Rock Point Farms. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 20 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado moved across fields. Damages were estimated at $1,000 or less. (Lat./Long. = 38.32/77.00)
  • June 5, 1975 at 2230 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck between La Plata and Hughsville. Damages are unknown. There were no fatalities or injuries. (Lat./Long. = 38.32/76.53)
  • July 13, 1975 at 1545 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Pinefield. Its damage path was 0.75 miles long and 200 yards wide. The tornado moved northeast destroying two houses under construction and damaging 5 more. It did scattered damage to other homes, downed 30 trees and destroyed an above ground swimming pool. Damages were estimated at $250,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.31/77.01)
  • June 20, 1978 at 1510 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Marshall Hall. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 150 yards wide. The tornado moved northeast uprooting ans snapping trees. It destroyed several barns.  Damages were estimated at $3,500. (Lat./Long. = 38.41/77.06)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1930 hours EST, a F0 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David struck the Port Tobacoo area. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and only 15 yards wide. The tornado damaged one house, a barn and an old dwelling. Damages were estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.31/77.01)
  • September 21, 1993 at 1825 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Port Tobaco area. Its damage path was 3 miles long and 30 yards wide. The tornado touched down between Port Tobacco river and Route 301 just off Chapel Point Road and moved southeast. It snapped and uprooted trees. It demolished 3 old barns and blew down walls of a house under construction. Minor damage occurred to another house. Marble size hail accompanied the storm. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.31/77.01)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1735 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the Ironside area. Its damage path was 0.8 miles long and 200 yards wide. It was the second of several tornadoes spawned by this mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) in a tornado outbreak that swept across Maryland into southeast Pennsylvania. Damages were estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = )
  • July 27, 1994 at 1845 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck near La Plata. Its damage path was 0.8 miles long and 150 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. It was producd by a mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) in a tornado outbreak that swept across Maryland into southeast Pennsylvania. It did a lot of damage to trees and exterior damage to homes through a subdivision. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.31/76.57)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1856 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck east of La Plata near Calvert County. Its damage path was 1.5 miles long and 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. It was the second tornadoes from the storm that had struck La Plata. Damage was primarily to trees. Damages were estimated at less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.32/76.53)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1903 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck the Port Tobacco area. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. It was the third mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) to produce a tornado while crossing the county that night. The tornado moved in off the Potomac River. Damages were estimated at $...,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.24/76.59)
  • October 5, 1995 at 1935 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Grayton area. Its damage path was 1.5 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado was the first of several spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Opal. Trees were uprooted and snapped. A barn, a garage, 3 vans and a bus were damaged. A couple sheds were destroyed and a couple more lost their roofs. The damage path was within viewing distance at one point to the July 27, 1994 torando near Ironside. Damages were estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 13, 1996 at 0105 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 2 miles southwest of Hughsville. Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and 35 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha as it passed. It took off a portion of a barn roof, collapsed a garage and crumpled a chimney. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 15, 1996 at 1430 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck the Bel Alton area. Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and 25 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado flattened corn and damaged some trees. It took shingles off a roof. Damages were estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 22, 2001 at 1829 hours EST, a tornado/waterspout was seen approaching Cobb Island from the Potomac River. The F1 tornado moved northeast across the island snapping trees and utility poles. It continued northeast across Rock Point. Path length on land is estimated at 1.75 miles and is 100 yds wide. Estimated damages = $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.26N/76.85W to 38.28N/76.83W)
  • May 25, 2001 at 1519 hours EST, a tornado touched down about 2.5 miles west of Waldorf and moved NE crossing into Prince Georges County passing through the Greene Acres Farm area and dissipating before reaching Route 301 and Brandywine Road. The F1 damage path was 3.5 miles long and about 50 to 300 yds wide. Over 100 homes were damaged in the Ashford Oaks and Steam View subdivisions off Route 228. 35 of the homes had severe damage mostly to roofs and siding. After crossing route 228 three barns were destroyed. One truck was rolled. Trees were uprooted and snapped. There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $250,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.63N/76.95W to 38.65/76.92 county line to 38.69N/76.88W )
  • May 26, 2001 at 0325 hours EST, a F0 tornado/waterspout moved off the Potomac just north of the Route 301 Bridge and did damage to the Aqualand Marina tearing a roof off an open structure. Some large tree branches were snapped behind the marina and in a nearby residential area. Several homes had minor damage. Its damage path on land was 1.2 miles long and 40 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.36N/76.99W to 38.37N/76.96W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     20
     15
    5
    0
    45
    57 +
    $1,025,000 + 
Frederick County
  • May 2, 1929 at 1915 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck about 5 miles north of the Potomac River and tracked northeast 33 miles to Taneytown in Carroll County. The width of the damage path was about 100 yards wide. The tornado touched down at Adamsville and moved about 1 mile west of the City of Frederick to near Harmony Grove, Walkersville, and keymar. About 20 homes and 40 barns were destroyed. The hardest hit area was on the westside of Harmony Grove and within a mile of the city of  Frederick. Two people were killed when their home collapsed on them. Another couple were severely injured in their home. Three people were injured near Frederick and another at Dublin near Walkersville. This was the 5th tornado in a killer outbreak that swept north from Virginia. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.29/77.07 to 39.31/77.01)
  • May 13, 1937 at 1630 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Walkersville-Hansonville-Ceresville area. The damage path was 5 miles long and of unknown width. The tornado was observed. It unroofed and damaged homes and barns. It demolished a number of barns and sheds and blew down a few silos. It uprooted numerous trees and broke power poles. Damage were estimated at $10,000. No one was injured. A tornado also hit Carroll County. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 11, 1939 at 1530 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck one and a half miles north of Emmitsburg and moved southeast.  The damage path was 2 miles long and 300 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. It destroyed a barn, a brooder house, and several small buildings and uprooted trees. It killed 2 horses, 3 shoats, and 75 chickens. Damages were estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.38/77.33)
  • April 5, 1952 at 1300 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.38/77.33)
  • April 5, 1952 at 1500 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths, but one person was injured. Damages were estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.38/77.25)
  • May 3, 1954 at 1800 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was of unknown legth and 150 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $4,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.19/77.38 to 39.20/77.37)
  • November 19, 1960 at 1430 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 1 mile long and 35 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.26/77.12)
  • April 16, 1961 at 0900 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 0.3 miles long and 60 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.32/77.25)
  • July 19, 1963 at 1505 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck and moved into Carroll County. The damage path was 14.4 miles long and 300 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.28/77.23 to 39.31/77.07)
  • February 13, 1966 at 1500 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.19/77.22)
  • June 28, 1966at 1545 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 0.3 miles long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.32/77.19)
  • March 3, 1972 at 1245 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 1 mile long and 100 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.25/77.25)
  • July 31, 1978 at 1915 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the Urbana area. The damage path was 1.5 miles long and 100 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. The tornado moved east along the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain damaging trees and blocking roadways. Damages were estimated at $20,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.24/77.21)
  • August 28, 1978 at 1545 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved down from Pennsylvania. The damage path was 14.8 miles long and of unknown width.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.43/76.59 to 39.34/76.47)
  • May 30, 1982 at 1530 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 0.2 miles long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.38/77.30)
  • May 22, 1983 at 1805 hours EST, a F3 tornado touched down and moved northeast across the Monocacy River into Carroll County. Its damage path in the county was 1 mile long and 110 yards wide. Damage in Frederick County was mostly to trees. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.42/77.15 to 39.43/77.12)
  • May 13, 1990 at 1430 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Middletown area. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 100 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $150,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.28/77.34)
  • October 21, 1995 at 0012 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (or gustnado) struck Thurmont. The damage path was 0.6 miles long and 75 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. About a dozen trees were uprooted with another 30 damaged. Minor damage was done to some homes. Damages were estimated at $7,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • October 21, 1995 at 0020 hours EST, a second small tornado (or gustnado) (F1) occurred in Libertytown. The damage path was 1.2 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no deaths or injuries. Minor damage was done to four homes and trees. Damages were estimated at $15,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 4, 1996 at 1905 hours EST, a F1 tornado (from a small bow echo) touched down 4 miles southwest of  Mount Airy. The damage path was 1 mile long and 65 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. There was extensive damage to trees and several homes. A farmer witnessed it. Damages were estimated at $150,000. Downburst winds caused a 10 mile swath of damage and hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter fell with the storm. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1420 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down near Rosemont and moved through the center of Brunswick before crossing the Potomac into Virginia. This was the second tornado spawned by this mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) and was part of a tornado outbreak that moved southeast out of Pennsylvania. The damage path was 2.25 miles long (in Maryland) and 100 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Many trees were uprooted and snapped especially along the C&O canal. Minor damage occurred to homes. Much of the city builidings seemed protected by the steep slope of the hillside which the tornado winds did not overcome. Hence, most of the damage was in the Rosemont area before the descent to the river and then again at the river where the terrain levels out.  Damages were estimated at $130,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 16, 1998 at 1735 hours EST, a F0 tornado touched down 4 miles northeasst of  the City of Frederick. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no deaths or injuries. The tornado was observed damaging an orchard along Gas House Road near Linganore Road. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • August 14, 1999 at 1250 hours EST, a F1 tornado hit the City of Frederick. The tornado touched down west of the city and moved through Abbington Farms, Walnut ridge, Eastview, Shookstown and to Fort Detrick in the north part of the city. The damage path was 3 miles long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. There was extensive damage to several homes under construction and a portion of a roof of a supermarket was damaged. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and snapped. Some damaged homes and vehicles.  Total losses were estimated at $800,000.  (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     23
     19
    4
    0
    2
    7
    $1,592,000
Harford County
  • August 2, 1934 at 1700 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck southeast of Modonna and moved northeast. The damage path was about 100 yards wide and 1.5 miles long. One home and a outbuilding were destroyed and ten acres of corn was badly damaged. Damages were estimated at $4,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • June 17, 1937 at 1440 hours EST, a F0 tornado touched down 6 miles north-northeast of Aberdeen and move 3 miles to the northeast. No noteable damage occurred. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • June 23, 1938 at 1110 hours EST, a F0 tornado/waterspout was seen north of Aberdeen Proving Grounds over Susquehanna Flats. It moved 4 miles to the northeast and was 200 yards wide. No noteable damage occurred. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 19, 1959 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. The damage path was 0.8 miles long and 50 yards wide. The were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are estimated at $40,000. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = 39.31/76.07)
  • June 16, 1973 at 1750 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Gravel Hill area. The damage path was 1.5 miles long and of unknown width. There were no fatalities or injuries. It was the second tornado of the day. Damage occurred to houses and barns. Damages were estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.32/76.12 to 39.33/76.11)
  • June 29, 1980 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved northeast onto the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 150 yards wide. It struck a 24 home trailer park destroying 17 of the homes and damaging the remainder. No one died, but 10 people were injured. Damages were estimated at $250,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.31/76.10)
  • August 28, 1992 at 1755 hours EST, a small F0 tornado spawned from the remnants of Hurricane Andrew struck. Its damage path was 0.1 miles long and 20 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damage was mainly to trees. Damages were estimated at less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.30/76.11)
  • July 14, 1994 at 1715 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck. Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and 40 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at less than $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.32/76.21)
  • July 27, 1994 at 2048 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck. It was part of an outbreak of tornadoes to sweep across Maryland. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.26/76.23)
  • July 27, 1994 at 2102 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. It was the second of the outbreak of tornadoes to strike Harford County. Its damage path was 2.5 miles long and 90 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.26/76.07)
  • November 1, 1994 at 1440 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (gustnado) struck. It was third tornado to touch down.  Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Several homes had minor damage to the exteriors. Trees were snapped. A tractor-trailer truck was turned on its side. Damages were estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.33/76.18)
  • November 1, 1994 at 1443 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (gustnado) struck. It was fourth small tornado of the day in Maryland.  Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and 25 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Minor damage was observed. Trees were snapped. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.31/76.16)
  • November 1, 1994 at 1448 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved from the Bush River to the BG&E plant near Perryman. It was fifth small tornado of the day in Maryland. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but six BG&E employees had minor injuries. They were fortunate. One trailer was crushed when a 70 ton turbine fell. Two other trailers were overturned. Forty workers were in a double-wide trailer just missed by the tornado. Damages were estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.28/76.12)
  • October 21, 1995 at 0408 hours EST, a small F1 tornado (gustnado) struck Aberdeen. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado damaged a roof. A van was turned over and a large dumpster was moved 70 feet. Numerous trees were damaged. Damages were estimated at $30,000.
  • November 11, 1995 at 2030 hours EST, a small F1 tornado struck the Dublin area. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado uprooted 40 to 50 trees. Two homes sustained damage when trees fell on them.  Damages were estimated at $25,000.
  • March 29, 1997 at 1335 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (gustnado) struck Forest Hill. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $10,000.
  • July 30, 1998 at 2025 hours EST, a small F0 waterspout/tornado moved off the Bush River and through a small community near Perryman. Its damage path was 0.6 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. The tornado snapped trees along a very defined path. One tree branch pierced the side of a house. Damages were estimated at $15,000.
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     17
     14
    3
    0
     0
    16
    $1,511,000 
Howard County
  • August 2, 1899 at 1630 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. The damage path was of unknown length and was 100 yards wide. The were no fatalities. Injuries are unknown. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 2, 1929 at 2106 hours EST, a F3 tornado moved from Montgomery County to Glenwood. The path length within the county was 7 miles and the width was around 200 yards. No specific information about damages in Howard County was available. (Lat./Long. = 39.16/77.06 to 39.19/77.00)
  • July 3, 1975 at 1635 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck the Columbia area. The damage path was 0.1 miles long and only 20 yards wide. There was no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.14/76.51)
  • July 31, 1978 at 2015 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 2 miles south of Lisbon. It was the second tornado of the day. The damage path was 0.8 miles long and 40 yards wide. There was no fatalities or injuries. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees. One house lost its roof and a barn was destroyed killing 23 sheep. A one-ton truck was lifted and overturned. The storm moved on to cause extensive damage at Fort Meade. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.18/77.04)
  • August 28, 1992 at 1600 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down near West Friendship. Its damage path was 3.5 miles long and 100 yards wide. A house was unroofed and many trees were uprooted and snapped. A barn/garage was destroyed. A camper was overturned. Several other homes had damage. Large tree fell through a house injuring the couple inside. Damages were estimated at $1,000,000. The tornado was one of 11 small tornadoes and waterspouts spawn that day as the remnants of Hurricane Andrew passed through. (Lat./Long. = 39.15/76.59 to 39.18/76.58)
  • August 28, 1992 at 1620 hours EST, a second F1 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Andrew touched down. Its damage path was 2.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. Damage was mainly to trees with minor damage to properties. Damages were estimated at $2,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.20/76.57)
  • July 6, 1995 at 1607 hours EST, a small F0 tornado (gustnado) touched down 3 miles east of West Friendship. The tornado was seen swirling debris into the air. Its damage path was 0.1 miles long and 20 yards wide. Damage was mainly to trees with damage to one house that a tree fell on. Costs were estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • August 27, 1996 at 1350 hours EST, a F0 tornado touched down 3 miles north of Columbia. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. Damage was mainly to trees. Some fell into a home and others blocked an intersection.  Damages were estimated at $15,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     8
     6
    2
    0
     0
    2 +
    $1,193,000
Montgomery County
  • September 3, 1879 at 1755 hours EST, a tornado moved north-northeast at Sandy Springs. Large trees were snapped and seen whirling 600 feet up in the air. No other specific are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • April 23, 1923 at 1430 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from the Rock Creek area of DC northeast to Silver Spring and into Prince Georges County near Avenel. It crossed into Montgomery County in an area of fields and pastures. The railroad tracks and the "important Brookeville Road" were crossed a quarter-mile north of the Silver Spring Station at a point were fortunately there were but few houses in the way. The path continued northeast across fields and woods. There was injury to buildings near the Montgomery-Prince Georges County line, in the vicinity of Avenel, about 3 miles from Silver Spring. In all the storm travelled 11 miles with a path width of 100 to 250 yards. Twenty people were injured, four seriously, and seven houses were destroyed. About a dozen other homes suffered damage. Property losses were about $100,000 (1923 dollars). Hundreds of trees, some very large were uprooted and broken.  (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 2, 1929 at 2100 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck Laytonsville and moved to Brookeville, Roxbury Mills and then Glenwood in Howard County. Its damage path was 10 miles long and 200 yards wide. The homes of six farms were either partially or entirely destroyed and barns and sheds were leveled. Near Laytonsville, on one farm, three were killed and 4 were injured. In Brookeville, another person was killed when the family home was unroofed. This was the 6th tornado in a killer outbreak that swept north and east from Virginia. Property losses were estimated at $100,000 (1929 dollars). (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 26, 1937 at 2033 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck near Olney.  Its damage path was about a mile long to the southeast and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries reported. One house was unroofed and another damaged.  It unroofed and damaged homes, demolished or blew down small buildings, uprooted and snapped trees and took down utility poles. Damages are estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 23, 1940 at 1600 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck near Rockville and moved south to near Bethesda.  Its damage path was about 10 miles long and of unknown width. There were no fatalities nor injuries reported. The storm pasted through Halpine, Montrose, and Randolf. Several homes were unroofed and many trees were uprooted. Damages are estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • November 8, 1943 at 1753 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down about 20 miles north of downtown DC and moved north to Washington Grove. No one was killed or injured. The damage path was over 1 mile long and 25 to 50 yards wide. It demolished 3 garages, a tool shed, and 4 chicken houses. Losses were estimated at $6,000. (Lat./Long. = ....)
  • June 23, 1944 at 2130 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down near Olney and tracked 13 miles to the east-southeast dissipating near Laurel about 2000 hours. The damage path was about 100 feet wide. Several barns were blown down and large trees were uprooted. No fatalities or injuries were reported. Damages are estimated at $50,000. This tornado was part of a killer outbreak of tornadoes that struck that night. Five people were killed in Garrett and Dorchester Counties Maryland and in all 150 people died in the outbreak. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • August 31, 1952 at 2300 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck.  Its damage path was of unknown length and 70 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. No other specifics are known. Damages are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.01/77.13 to 39.02/77.14)
  • August 26, 1967 at 1712 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck.  Its damage path was about 2 miles long and 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. No other specifics are known. Damages are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.09/77.16)
  • May 12, 1974 at 1500 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck South Ashton. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and only 66 yards wide. The tornado damaged 2 homes. There were no fatalities nor injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.06/77.00)
  • October 18, 1990 at 1515 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Kensington. It was one of several tornadoes spawned from a HP supercell (rotating thunderstorm). Its damage path was 1 miles long and 100 yards wide. Many trees were uprooted and snapped. Some landed on houses and cars. One person was injured. There were no fatalities. Damages were estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.02/77.03)
  • August 20, 1991 at 0750 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck near Brighton Dam. It was spawned from a fast moving (about 50 kts) bowing thunderstorm. Its damage path was 0.8 miles long and 75 yards wide. Damage was embedded on the left side of a 2 mile wide dowburst damage area associated with the  bowing part of the storm. Many trees were uprooted and snapped. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.11/77.02)
  • September 27, 1993 at 1242 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Silver Spring. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and 15 yards wide. Many trees were uprooted and snapped. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.00/77.03)
  • September 22, 1995 at 1445 hours EST, a small F1 tornado (gustnado) struck Cloverly. Its damage path was 0.4 miles long and 75 yards wide. Many trees were uprooted and snapped. There were no fatalities or injuries. Three homes sustained major roof damage from trees falling on them. Damages were estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1436 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 2 miles north of Whites Ferry. It was spawned by a mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) in a tornado outbreak and was one of 2 to from this thunderstorm to touch down in this county. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 150 yards wide. It left a path of  uprooted and snapped trees. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1448 hours EST, a F0 tornado was seen near Seneca Creek as it crossed the Potomac into Virginia. Its damage path was 1.0 miles long and 30 yards wide. It uprooted and snapped trees. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 21, 2000 at 2110 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down just east of Rockville in the Ashton area and moved east to Colesville Estates and New Hamspire Avenue. The damage path was 1.0 miles long and 30 yards wide. It uprooted and snapped trees, damaged roofs, siding and cars. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $250,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.08N/77.10W to 39.09N/77.00W)
  • May 27, 2001at 1410 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down about 3 miles southwest of Olney and struck the Norbeck Country Club. It moved northeast through Cashell Manor and Williamsburg Village subdivisions, crossed Georgia Avenue and Route 108 damaging a number of businesses in Olney. The damage path was 3.5 miles long and 70 yards wide. It uprooted and snapped numerous trees, damaged roofs and siding. There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $150,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.14N/77.10W to 38.15N/77.06W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     18
     15
    3
    0
     4
    24
    $1,383,000
Prince Georges County
  • August 21, 1888 at 1400 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from Seabrook to near Millersville in Anne Arundel County. This was the first touch down in one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the Chesapeake area. At least 15 tornadoes nad waterspouts were counted. This tornado destroyed several homes near Bowie injurying 5 children in one of which one may have died. The damage path was 5 miles long and 200 yards wide. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • April 5, 1923 at 1445 hours EST, a F3 tornado touched down in Rock Creek Park and moved to just north of the Silver Spring train station and into northwest Prince Georges County in the vicinity of Avenel. The damage path was 11 miles long  and 110 to 250 yards wide. Specific damage in Prince Georges County is unknown. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • November 9, 1926 at 1559 hours EST, a F4 killer tornado struck La Plata and moved northeast to Cedarville in Prince Georges County. Its damage path was 18 miles long and 140 yards wide. In La Plata, the tornado struck the school killing 14 students injuring 56 others. A page from a school ledger was found in Bowie 36 miles away. At Cedarville, one home, one store, and four barns were destroyed with several other homes badly damaged. Five people in Cedarville were injured.  An additional 3 people were killed and 4 injured in homes along its path. Barns, sheds, outbuildings, fences, garages, a gas station, trees, and telephone poles were leveled. Several automobiles were demolished. Damages are estimated at $25,000 (1926 dollars). (Lat./Long. = 38.39/77.04 to 38.43/76.58)
  • November 17, 1927 at 1450 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from DC into the county. The tornado originated in Fairfax and tracked across Alexandria, Arlington, and DC. In Prince Georges County, it went through the communities of Colmar Manor, Lenox, Bladensburg, East Hyattsville and East Riverdale and then rapidly dissipated. The total damage path was 17 miles long and varied from 50 (~ 16 yards) to 800 feet (~ 265 yards) wide. Damage amounts to property were estimated at $65,000 (1927 dollars) to Prince Georges County. Six buildings were destroyed and 16 others damaged. No injures or deaths were reported. (Lat./Long. = )
  • September 4, 1935 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 moved from Prince Georges County across northern Calvert County into southern Anne Arundel County near Fairhaven and out over the Chesapeake Bay as a waterspout finally hitting Queen Anne County on the Eastern Shore. The tornado was spawned from a passing hurricane. Its total path length was 15 miles (40 miles if you continue it onto the Eastern Shore) and began about 20 yards wide and grew to 400 yards wide . There were no fatalities, but 3 people were injured. The tornado touched down between Brandywine and Naylor then passed through Naylor, Dunkirk, Chaney Wilson, Jewell, Owings, Friendship, and Fair Haven. Homes, barns, stables and sheds were destroyed. Trees were uprooted and utility poles were down. Damages totaled $200,000 but reports are not specific to the individual county damage. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • November 8, 1943 at 2002 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck near Clinton, MD and moved north-northeast to Forestville. No one was killed or injured. The damage path was 8 miles long and 25 to 60 yards wide. In Clinton, it ripped off the corner of a house and demolished a garage and a barn. It moved through the grounds of the Army's Camp Springs Air Base (now known as Andrews Air Force Base) levelling trees and some old shacks. On the other side of the base, it demolished two homes. In Forestville, it destroyed a well constructed filing station building. Some damage occurred 2 miles beyond Forestville. Total losses were estimated at $15,000. (Lat./Long. = ....)
  • May 23, 1953 at 1530 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 200 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.46/76.54)
  • July 19, 1963 at 1900 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.46/76.46)
  • September 12, 1971 at 1050 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved northeast from the Capitol Beltway to Largo. Its damage path was 4 miles long and 200 yards wide. In the Kettering subdivision, some 57 homes were damaged. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $250,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.53/76.53 to 38.54/76.49)
  • August 4, 1992 at 1410 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved east from the Potomac River near Fort Foote. The storm had already dropped a small tornado in Fairfax and was producing a rear flank downdraft reaching 80 mph as it crossed the river. This was the first tornado ever seen by the new Doppler radar at NWS Dulles site. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 75 yards wide. No one was injured or killed. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Minor damage to buildings. Damages were estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.46/76.57)
  • August 4, 1992 at 1415 hours EST, a F0 tornado was the third small tornado from this storm. Its damage path was 1 miles long and 30 yards wide. No one was injured or killed. It damaged some trees and a small airport. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.45/76.58)
  • November 23, 1992 at 0300 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Suitland area. Its damage path was 1 miles long and 30 yards wide. No specifics at this time. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $750,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.50/76.57 )
  • July 27, 1994 at 1815 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned by a mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) touched down in the Camp Springs to Andrews Air Force Base area. It was the 3rd tornado from this storm and part of a larger outbreak of tornadoes to sweep across Maryland. Its damage path was 6 miles long and 150 yards wide. Numersou homes were damaged and trees were uprooted and snapped. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $2,000,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.43/76.55 to 38.49/76.53)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1842 hours EST, another F1 tornado is spawned by the same storm and moves northeast to the Bowie area. Its damage path was 6 miles long and 100 yards wide. Many homes had damage to roofs and siding. Trees were uprooted and snapped. There were no fatalities. One person was injured. Damages were estimated at $1,000,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.53/76.48 to 38.57/76.40)
  • May 18, 1995 at 1330 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Cheverly area. This was the second tornado of the day. First one was as the storm moved through DC. Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and 33 yards wide. It damaged buildings in a industrial Park and two nearby residences. A truck was crushed by debris. There were no fatalities. Two people were injured. Damages were estimated at $2,000,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • October 5, 1995 at 1959 hours EST, a strong F2 tornado struck the Temple Hills area in a path similar but west of the July 27, 1994 tornado. This was the second tornado of the day spawned from as mesocyclone with the remnants of Hurricane Opal.  Its damage path was 2.5 miles long and 200 yards wide. It destroyed 15 homes and damaged 100 more. Tree damage was also heavy. The tornado did minor damage to a school as it dissipated. There were no fatalities, but two people were injured. Damages were estimated at $5,000,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1623 hours EST, a F0 tornado (gustnado on the leading edge of a severe thunderstorm) struck the Andrews AFB. This was the third tornado of the day from this storm. It also produced heavy downburst damage in the Oxon Hill area. The tornado damage path was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide. It damaged trees in a residential area. Some of the trees caused additional property damage. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $200,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1634 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Upper Marlboro. This was the fourth tornado from this mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm).  The tornado damage path was 4 mile long and 200 yards wide. It damaged trees as well as siding, chimneys, and roofs of homes. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • May 13, 2000 at 1845 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Brandywine area and moved northeast through the Croom-Naylor area and then into Clavert County. This was the one of 3 tornadoes that day in Virginia and Maryland along with several very strong downbursts that did equal damage. The tornado's damage path was 8 miles long in Prince Georges County and another 4 in Calvert County. Path width was about 150 yards. Downburst wind damage occurred outside the area damaged by the tornado. Most of the damage was to trees, but some trees fell on houses and cars. One barn was destroyed by the wind. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.69N/76.83W to 38.74/76.68 countyline to 38.75N/76.63W)
  • June 21, 2000 at 2128 hours EST, a F1 tornado and downburst struck the Laurel area. Particularly hard hit was the Patuxent Greens Country Club. About 80 trees were uprooted and snapped on the golf course with more in nearby woods. some damage occurred to the exterior of the club house and the maintenance facility. Its damage path was 1.0 miles long and 150 yards wide. One person observed the funnel. There were no fatalities or injuries due to the fact that the storm struck after dark. Damages were estimated at $150,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.09N/76.85W to 39.09N/76.83W)
  • May 25, 2001 at 1519 hours EST, a tornado touched down about 2.5 miles west of Waldorf and moved NE crossing into Prince Georges County passing through the Greene Acres Farm area and dissipating before reaching Route 301 and Brandywine Road. The F1 damage path was 3.5 miles long and about 50 to 300 yds wide. Over 100 homes were damaged just off Route 228 west of Waldorf.  Trees were uprooted and snapped. The tornado moved into the Green Acre Farms area of Prince Georges county doing some damage to about 25 additional properties and then moved across a portion of a golf course. There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.63N/76.95W to 38.65/76.92 county line to 38.69N/76.88W )
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     21
     13
    8
    0
     3
    22
    $12,460,000
St. Marys County
  • June 22, 1756 at about 1600 hours EST, a severe thunderstorm and possible tornado struck. Some 200 homes were damaged or destroyed and many people were killed.
  • August 19, 1939 at 0140 hours EST, a F2 north from Northumberland County, VA across the mouth of the Potomac River to St.Marys County were it struck near the towns of Scotland and Dameron. The path was about 100 to 150 yards wide and 5 miles long. At Scotland, 3 people were injured. At St. Jerome's Creek, a one-story house was destroyed and killing one woman and injuring her brother. At Dameron, a two-story frame house and garage were demolished. Losses were estimated at $15,000. The tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that struck that night. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • January 27, 1967 at 1205 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was of unknown length and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.20/76.35 to 38.21/76.34)
  • September 4, 1974 at 0822 hours EST, a waterspout was observed from the Patuxent Naval Air base. There was no reported damage path. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • September 23, 1974 at 0812 hours EST, a waterspout was observed from the Patuxent Naval Air base. There was no reported damage path. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 3, 1975 at 1900 hours EST, a waterspout was observed from the Patuxent Naval Air base. There was no reported damage path. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1730 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David moved from near Piney Point to Bushwood. Its damage path was  17.8 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Numerous trees were damaged and a barn was blown off of its foundation. Damages were estimated at $8,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.09/76.31 to 38.18/76.47)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1953 hours EST, a F2 tornado 5 miles northeast of Leonardtown, near Hollywood, then moved across the Patuxent River to Broome Island in Calvert County. The damage path was 3 mile long and 75 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but 16 people were injured. It took roofing off  of 3 homes and uprooted and snapped many trees. Damages are estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.25/76.33 to 38.26/76.32)
  • May 8, 1984 at 1645 hours EST, a F0 waterspout/tornado was observed at Piney Point. There was no reported damage path. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • May 8, 1984 at 1645 hours EST, a strong F1 tornado formed near the Wicomico River and struck Chaptico. It destroyed a dozen tobacco barns as it moved through the Helen area to near Morganza. The damage path was 3 miles long and about 80 yards wide. In Helen, the roof of a school gymnasium was torn off and there was extensive tree and power line damage. A fully loaded tractor trailer was turned over and a mobile home was blown 500 feet up a hill. This was one of several tornadoes in Maryland on this day. There were no fatalities, but 3 people were injured. Total damages are estimated at $600,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.22/76.47 to 38.25/76.44)
  • May 8, 1984 at 1650 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved in a path just north of the previous one from near the Wicomico River to Mechanicsville area. The damage path was 1 mile long and 60 yards wide. The were no fatalities but one person was injured. This was one of several tornadoes in Maryland on this day. The tornado destroyed several tobacco barns, corn crops and various other property. Total damages are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.26/76.44)
  • July 27, 1995 at 1955 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Hollywood. Its damage path 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no injuries. About 20 trees were blown down and a deck and swimming pool were destroyed. Damages were estimated at $15,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • August 6, 1995 at 1212 hours EST, a waterspout was observed near Patuxent Naval Ari Base. It was associated with a semi-tropical air mass associated with Hurricane Erin. No damage on land. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • October 5, 1995 at 2057 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Whites point Beach area. This was part of a small outbreak of tornadoes associated with the passage of the remnant of Hurricane Opal. Its damage path 0.75 miles long and 75 yards wide. There were no injuries. Trees were snapped and uprooted, a porch window was damaged and power lines were down. Damages were estimated at $3,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • October 27, 1995 at 2000 hours EST, a F0 tornado was observed from the Patuxent Naval Air Base. Its damage path 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no injuries. Some trees were damaged and power lines were down. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • November 11, 1995 at 2100 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Hollywood. Its damage path 0.8 miles long and 25 yards wide. There were no injuries. Numerous trees were damaged and minor damage occurred to three homes. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • November 11, 1995 at 2110 hours EST, a F0 tornado (gustnado) struck Patuxent Naval Air Base. Its damage path 0.1 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no injuries. It blew out windows on some cars and destroyed a wooden missile mock-up. Damages were estimated at $5,000. (Lat./Long. = ...) These small tornadoes occurred with thunderstorms associated with a powerful coldfront sweeping through the area.
  • July 13, 1996 at 0045 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck near California. It was associated with Tropical Storm bertha that was passing by. Its damage path 1.2 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no injuries. About two dozen trees were damaged and some landed on cars. 30 homes had minor damage to shutters, shingles, and fences. One house was partially unroofed. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 31, 2000 at 1542 hours EST, a F0 tornado was observed near leonardtown moving north through some trees and across a ballfield (dugout was destroyed). Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.30N/76.63W)
  • May 22, 2001 at 1542 hours EST, a F0 tornado was observed about 2 miles southwest of St Inigoes. The tornado moved off of Smith Creek through a property destroying a shed and taking down some trees to Jutland Road. Its damage path was 0.25 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.12N/76.40W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #Waterspouts*
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     16
     4
    13
     3
    0
    1 +
    20 +
    $ 884,000
    *Waterspouts may be tornadoes that have moved out over water, or more a benign phenomena similar to a dust devil in strength (winds 25 to 40 mph) and size and not associated with a parent thunderstorm as a tornado is. Because of the number observed in St. Marys they have been recorded separately if no damage was reported on land and will not count toward the total number of tornadoes for the county.
Washington County
  • May 30, 1889 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck and moved northeast into Washington County, MD. Two people were killed and two more were injured (uncertain as to which county these occurred in). The damage path was 3 miles long and 70 yards wide. No other specifics are known. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • March 4, 1944 at 1845 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the north side of Abington and moved east-southeast for 5 miles. Its damage path was 400 yards wide. Homes were unroofed in "Stonewall Heights". There were no fatalities, but 7 people were injured as homes on the east side of the town were torn apart. Two schools were also damaged.   Damages were estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 24, 1961 at 1700 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was of unknown width and length. There were no fatalities or injuries. No specifics are known at this time. Damages were estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.42/77.37 to38.46/77.35)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1630 hours EST, a F0 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David struck near Clear Springs. Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. It was sighted moving across a farm field. No mentionable damage. (Lat./Long. = 39.39/77.56)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1402 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved southeast from Waynesboro, PA to 1 mile north of Ringgold. The mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) produced a family of tornadoes. Its damage path in the county was 2 miles long and 75 yards wide. Damaged a lot of trees. There were no injuries or fatalities. Costs were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1412 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Yarrowsburg. It was the 10th tornado of the day in an outbreak and the first tornado from this mesocyclone. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 125 yards wide. There were no injuries or fatalities. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and snapped some damaging homes and property. One barn was destroyed and two more lost sections of roofs. Large gravestones were overturned and windows were shattered. Damage costs were estimated at $400,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 18, 1997 at 1629 hours EST, a F1 tornado was observed 4 miles east of Hancock. It moved north from the C&O canal, across Interstate-70 and weakened as it rose up a hill through farm land. Most of the damage was to trees with minor damage on a farm. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 15 yards wide. There were no injuries or fatalities. Costs were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 16, 1998 at 1712 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved north-northeast to Halfway. It was the fourth spawned by a small bowing thunderstorm (or HP supercell) as it moved north from Frederick County Virginia. Its damage path was 3 miles long and 200 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but one person was injured. the tornado uprooted numerous trees and did minor to moderate damage to homes. It struck Valley Mall shopping center were it was observed being 200 yards wide. It tore off part of the mall roof, damaged signs and trim. It moved through the commercial area unroofing another store and doing more damage. It ripped through the Wal-Mart garden center where one man was injured. It dissipated near the Washington County Detention Center. Damages were estimated at $200,000.     (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 16, 1998 at 1721 hours EST, a second F1 tornado touched down just east and parallel to the tornado hitting the Valley Mall shopping center. As the first tornado dissipated, this one continued north from Halfway through Hagerstown. It was the fifth spawned this thunderstorm. Its damage path was 5 miles long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado uprooted numerous trees and did minor to moderate damage to homes. Damages were estimated at $200,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 16, 1998 at 1730 hours EST, a third F1 tornado touched down east of the Hagerstown Airport and moved north-northeast into Pennsylvania. It was the sixth spawned by this storm. Its damage path was 2 miles long in the county and 75 yards wide. There were no injuries or fatalities. Less damage occurred in this more rural and open area. It missed hitting any residences. Trees were uprooted and snapped and some power lines were down. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • June 19, 1998 at 0630 hours EST, a F0 tornado was observed 3 miles west of Hagerstown. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 75 yards wide. There were no injuries or fatalities. It briefly touched down along Hopewell Road between Hagerstown and Williamsport knocking down a dozen or so trees. One tree fell on a car. Damages were estimated at $8,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • August 26 1999 at 1438 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 2 miles south of Boonsboro. A large downburst damage area also occurred south of the tornado path. Trees were uprooted and snapped. Damage occurred to farm buildings and equipement and three other homes had minor damage to windows and such. Its damage path was 1.5 miles long and 60 yards wide. There were no injuries or fatalities. Damages were estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
     12
     9
    3
    0
     ?
    8 +
    $1,438,000 


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