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EF-0 Tornado confirmed near Jarrettsville, Maryland
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
718 PM EDT MON OCT 22 2012

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR JARRETTSVILLE MARYLAND IN HARFORD COUNTY...

LOCATION...2 MILES NORTHWEST OF JARRETTSVILLE IN HARFORD COUNTY MD
DATE...OCTOBER 19 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...7:07 PM TO 7:12 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
LENGTH...1.2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.609N / 76.504W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.626N / 76.502W
* 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 JUST NORTHWEST OF JARRETTSVILLE. BASED ON THAT 
SURVEY ALONG WITH RADAR DATA THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 
TORNADO OCCURRED IN NORTHWESTERN HARFORD COUNTY MARYLAND.

DAMAGE OCCURRED NORTH ALONG THE 2100 BLOCK OF COX ROAD. NUMEROUS 
TREES AND LARGE TREE BRANCHES WERE EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED HALF 
WAY UP THE BASE AND FOLDED ACROSS COX ROAD AND INTO THE FRONT YARD 
OF A RESIDENCE. LARGE TREES AND TREE BRANCHES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR 
UPROOTED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS BEHIND A RESIDENCE ON COX ROAD. THE 
TELEVISION ANTENNA WAS BLOWN OFF THE ROOF AND LANDED IN THE 
BACKYARD. ADDITIONAL MINOR ROOF AND GUTTER DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED TO 
THE FRONT AND BACK OF THE RESIDENCE. A SECOND AREA OF DAMAGE WAS 
LOCATED ALONG THE 3800 BLOCK OF BREIDENBAUGH COURT LOCATED ACROSS 
FROM NORRISVILLE ROAD AND NEAR TO SALEM CHURCH ROAD. SHINGLES AND 
SIDING WERE STRIPPED ON SEVERAL HOMES ALONG WITH SNAPPED TREE 
BRANCHES. A GAZEBO WAS LIFTED OFF THE BACK PORCH OF A RESIDENCE ON 
THE 3800 BLOCK AND PLANTED ON THE ROOF. THE TWO DAMAGE SWATHS WERE 
NARROW. THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED AN EF-0 WITH MAXIMUM WINDS
ESTIMATED AT 80 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/WASHINGTON.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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WIDELSKI
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON FORECAST OFFICE


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