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June 1, 2012 Severe Weather

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR DAMASCUS MD...

LOCATION...1 MILE WEST OF DAMASCUS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD
DATE...JUNE 01 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...2:29 PM TO 2:32 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
LENGTH...1.0 MILE 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.274N / 77.232W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.282N / 77.233W
* 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 DAMASCUS MD. BASED ON THIS SURVEY ALONG WITH RADAR DATA 
AND AN EYEWITNESS REPORT FROM AN NWS CO-OP OBSERVER...THE TEAM 
DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY JUST WEST OF 
DAMASCUS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD.

AFTER INITIALLY TOUCHING DOWN IN A WOODED AREA JUST NORTH OF KINGSTEAD 
AND KINGS VALLEY ROADS...THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTH...UPROOTING OR 
TOPPING OFF NEARLY TWO DOZEN TREES IN A WOODED AREA ALONG WESTERN 
SECTIONS OF KINGS VALLEY DRIVE BETWEEN KINGSTEAD AND MOUNTAIN VIEW RD. 
THE TORNADO PRODUCED ROOFING DAMAGE TO A BARN IN THE 11000 BLOCK OF 
MOUNTAIN VIEW RD. THE TORNADO LIFTED SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING MOUNTAIN 
VIEW RD JUST WEST OF KINGS VALLEY RD. AT TIMES...A ROPE-LIKE FUNNEL 
CLOUD WAS OBSERVED.


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