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Southeast Crofton, MD EF-0 Tornado
April 5, 2011


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1213 AM EDT TUE APR 12 2011

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONFIRMS A EF-0 TORNADO OCCURRED IN
SOUTHEAST CROFTON MARYLAND LAST TUESDAY MORNING APRIL 5 2011...

LOCATION...ABOUT 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CROFTON MARYLAND SPANNING
EASTERN PRINCE GEORGES AND WESTERN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTIES
DATE...APRIL 5 2011 
ESTIMATED TIME...4:55 AM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
LENGTH...1.3 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.968N / 76.716W 
ENDING LAT/LON...38.977N / 76.694W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
  CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
  NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...

AFTER A REVIEW OF NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND FEDERAL AVIATION
ADMINISTRATION WEATHER RADARS...AND A GROUND SURVEY BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER
FORECAST OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETERMINED
THAT A BRIEF WEAK TORNADO PRODUCED MINOR TREE DAMAGE NEAR THE
COMMUNITIES OF SHERWOOD MANOR AND PATUXENT PRESERVE DURING THE
EARLY MORNING HOURS OF TUESDAY APRIL 5TH 2011. 

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS AN EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE WITH
PEAK WIND SPEEDS AROUND 60 MPH. DAMAGE INCLUDED SEVERAL PINE AND
HARDWOOD TREES BLOWN OVER IN THE SHERWOOD MANOR AREA...AND SEVERAL
PINE TREES TOPPED 15 FEET UP JUST SOUTH OF THE PATUXENT PRESERVE
OFF PATUXENT RIVER ROAD. NO DAMAGE TO ANY STRUCTURES WAS OBSERVED.

THE TORNADO WAS PRODUCED FROM A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT MOVED
ACROSS THE REGION IN THE PRE-DAWN HOURS. THE STORM WAS MOVING AT
NEARLY 60 MPH.

$$
SMZ


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