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June 1, 2012 Severe Weather

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SCAGGSVILLE MD

LOCATION...1 ENE SCAGGSVILLE IN EAST CENTRAL HOWARD COUNTY MD
DATE...JUNE 1 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...4:29 PM TO 4:32 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
LENGTH...1.6 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.150N / 76.878W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.172N / 76.870W
* 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 NEAR SIMPSONVILLE MD IN HOWARD COUNTY. BASED ON THIS SURVEY 
ALONG WITH RADAR DATA THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO 
OCCURRED.

INITIAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED JUST NORTH OF SCAGGSVILLE RD...MD 
ROUTE 216...AND EAST OF ROUTE 29...COLUMBIA PIKE...TOPPING A FEW TREES 
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD JUST NORTH OF HAMMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SOUTH OF 
THE 10500 BLOCK OF GORMAN RD. THE TORNADO PRODUCED INTERMITTENT TREE 
DAMAGE...MAINLY TOPPING OF TALL HARDWOOD TREES IN A WOODED AREA ON THE 
WEST SIDE OF PATUXENT RIDGE RD.

AFTER CROSSING THE MIDDLE PATUXENT RIVER...WHERE IT UPROOTED TWO LARGE 
TREES...THE TORNADO MOVED NORTH INTO A SUBDIVISION... UPROOTING AND 
TOPPING TREES AT THE END OF BROAD CLOTH WAY. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED 
BEHIND A POOL NEAR DICKINSON PARK. THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS NOTED 
IN THE 7400 BLOCK OF WEATHER WORN WAY NEAR THE INTERSECTION WITH EDEN 
BROOK DRIVE...WHERE ABOUT TWO DOZEN MATURE HARDWOOD TREES WERE 
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED BEHIND TWO HOMES. AN EYEWITNESS DESCRIBED THE 
TORNADO AS A LARGE BLACK CLOUD. ONE HOUSE THERE SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE 
WHEN A LARGE TREE FELL ON IT. ANOTHER TOWN HOME ACROSS FROM A DAY CARE 
ON EDEN BROOK HAD ITS CHIMNEY BLOWN OVER.

AFTER PASSING NORTH OF EDEN BROOK DRIVE NEAR FIRST LEAGUE...TORNADO 
DAMAGE WAS MORE INTERMITTENT...WITH SEVERAL TREES TOPPED. ONE LARGE 
LIMB FELL ON A HOUSE ON KINDLER RD AT SINGLE WHEEL PATH. THE TORNADO 
LIFTED JUST BEFORE CROSSING ROUTE 32. AN EYEWITNESS ON RT 32 NEAR I-95 
APPROX 2 MILES AWAY OBSERVED THE TORNADO JUST BEFORE IT LIFTED.


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