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June 1, 2012 Severe Weather

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED SOUTHEAST OF DAMASCUS MD...

LOCATION...2 MILES SSE OF DAMASCUS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD
DATE...JUNE 1 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...3:09 PM TO 3:11 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
LENGTH...1.0 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.245N / 77.194W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.251N / 77.190W
* 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 SOUTH OF DAMASCUS IN THE WOODFIELD AREA. BASED ON THIS SURVEY
ALONG WITH RADAR DATA THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO
OCCURRED.

INITIAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WAS IN A WOODED AREA AT THE SOUTH END OF
PLEASANT VIEW LANE OFF WOODFIELD RD...RT 124. THE TORNADO TRACKED
NORTHEAST PRODUCING MAINLY TREE DAMAGE ALONG PLEASANT VIEW LANE...
WHERE SOME SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF HOUSE ROOFS AND TREES FELL ONTO
SEVERAL HOMES AND POWER LINES. A HOUSE IN THE 23700 BLOCK OF WOODFIELD
RD HAD MINOR DAMAGE TO ITS EAVES ON THE NORTHEAST-FACING SIDE. AFTER
THE TORNADO CROSSED WOODFIELD RD...IT CAUSED TREE DAMAGE AND  MINOR
STRUCTURE DAMAGE TO ONE HOME ALONG ECHO CREEK COURT. THE TORNADO
TOPPED SEVERAL TREES IN A WOODED AREA SHORTLY AFTER IT CROSSED ECHO
CREEK...BEFORE DISSIPATING.

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