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June 1, 2012 Severe Weather

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WATERSVILLE MD...

LOCATION...1 SW OF WATERSVILLE IN HOWARD COUNTY MD
DATE...JUNE 1 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...2:52 PM TO 2:54 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
LENGTH...1.4 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.357N / 77.121W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.374N / 77.107W
* 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 TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A GROUND SURVEY OF 
DAMAGE FOUND SOUTH OF WATERSVILLE IN HOWARD COUNTY. BASED ON THIS 
SURVEY ALONG WITH RADAR DATA THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-1 TORNADO 
OCCURRED.

INITIAL TORNADO DAMAGE OCCURRED TO TREES ALONG WEST WATERSVILLE RD 
JUST NORTH OF OLD FREDERICK RD. THE DAMAGE TRACK CONTINUED NORTHEAST 
ALONG A HEAVILY WOODED AREA OF WEST WATERSVILLE RD WHERE A SWATH OF 
LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. SOME TREES FELL 
ON POWER LINES. AN AREA OF INTENSE DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH EF-1 LEVEL 
WINDS WAS NOTED IN THE 500 BLOCK OF WEST WATERSVILLE RD WHERE 30 TO 40 
LARGE HARDWOOD TREES UP TO 2 FEET IN DIAMETER WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED 
20 FEET UP. THE TORNADO BRIEFLY CROSSED INTO CARROLL COUNTY JUST NORTH 
OF WATERSVILLE BEFORE LIFTING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WATERSVILLE 
ROAD AND FLAG MARSH ROAD. NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED.


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