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June 1, 2012 Severe Weather

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

LOCATION...3 MILES NNW OF GAMBER IN CARROLL COUNTY MD
DATE...JUNE 1 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...3:21 PM TO 3:30 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
LENGTH...4.0 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.503N / 76.952W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.527N / 76.908W
* 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 IN EASTERN CARROLL COUNTY NEAR FINKSBURG. BASED ON THIS SURVEY 
ALONG WITH RADAR DATA AND EYEWITNESS VIDEO...THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT 
AN EF-1 TORNADO OCCURRED.

THE INITIAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WAS IN THE 2600 BLOCK OF BIRD VIEW ROAD 
WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO TRACKED 
EAST-NORTHEAST...CAUSING INTERMITTENT DAMAGE TO TREES. THE MOST 
CONCENTRATED DAMAGE OF EF-1 MAGNITUDE WAS FOCUSED ALONG AND NORTH OF 
GREEN MILL ROAD..WHERE NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED AND 
SNAPPED...WITH SOME TREE TRUNK DIAMETERS IN EXCESS OF 2 FEET. HERE ONE 
TREE FELL ONTO A HOUSE...LEAVING THAT RESIDENCE UNINHABITABLE.

THE TORNADO TRACKED ACROSS MD STATE RT 140...AFTER PASSING NEAR THE 
FINKSBURG LIBRARY...PRODUCING SCATTERED TREE DAMAGE. THE DAMAGE 
DIMINISHED SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING MD STATE RT 140...AND LIFTED BEFORE 
REACHING BROOKSHIRE COURT.


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