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June 1, 2012 Severe Weather

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WESTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD...

LOCATION...3 MILES SW OF POOLESVILLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MD
DATE...JUNE 1 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...2:37 PM TO 2:38 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
LENGTH...0.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.099N / 77.446W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.107N / 77.447W
* 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 POOLESVILLE MD. BASED ON THIS SURVEY ALONG WITH RADAR 
DATA AND VIDEO EVIDENCE...THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO 
BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN BETWEEN THE 14000 TO 15000 BLOCKS OF MOUNT NEBO 
ROAD. DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO ABOUT A DOZEN TREES AND A STREET SIGN.

A VIDEO RECORDING MADE AT THE TIME FROM AN OFFICE BUILDING IN NORTHERN 
VIRGINIA NEAR DULLES TOWN CENTER APPROX 4 MILES SSE FROM WHERE THE 
DAMAGE OCCURRED SHOWED DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD LOWERING TO THE 
SURFACE NEAR WHERE THE DAMAGE WAS FOUND.

NOTE THIS TORNADO IS LISTED AS 4 NNW OF COUNTRYSIDE VA IN THE LOCAL 
STORM REPORT.


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Page last modified: Jun 8, 2012 5:18 PM EDT
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