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June 12, 2011 Severe Weather

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BELCAMP MARYLAND...

LOCATION...SOUTHEAST HARFORD COUNTY NEAR BELCAMP MARYLAND
DATE...JUNE 12 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...4:50 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
LENGTH...0.2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.474N / 76.234W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.471N / 76.234W
* 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...

A GROUND SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETERMINED
A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH CAUSED
SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE SURROUNDING A HISTORIC PROPERTY NEAR
RIVERSIDE PARKWAY AND PULASKI HIGHWAY. NEARLY THREE DOZEN TREES
WERE EITHER BLOWN DOWN OR TOPPED ON THIS PROPERTY. MANY OF THE
TREES WERE SNAPPED HIGHER UP...50 TO 60 FEET. A RESIDENT OF THE
PROPERTY REPORTED A SWIRLING GREY CLOUD OVER THE PROPERTY THAT
FELLED TREES AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE PROPERTY. NO DAMAGE TO A HOUSE
AND SHED ON THE PROPERTY WAS OBSERVED.

TREE DEBRIS CARRIED FROM THE PROPERTY LITTERED THE ADJOINING
RAILROAD TRACKS THAT PARALLEL PULASKI HIGHWAY. AN EYEWITNESS
OBSERVED LARGE TREE LIMBS BLOWING HORIZONTALLY ACROSS PULASKI
HIGHWAY...U.S. ROUTE 40 AS THE TORNADO CROSSED THE HIGHWAY.

THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING PULASKI HIGHWAY AND WAS
ON THE GROUND FOR LESS THAN ONE MINUTE.


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