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SIX Tornadoes on June 13, 2013  (Updated JulY 16, 2013)


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NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-
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PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-WESTERN HIGHLAND-
EASTERN HIGHLAND-HAMPSHIRE-MORGAN-BERKELEY-JEFFERSON-HARDY-
WESTERN GRANT-EASTERN GRANT-WESTERN MINERAL-EASTERN MINERAL-
WESTERN PENDLETON-EASTERN PENDLETON-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
650 AM EDT TUE JUL 16 2013

...SIX EF-0 TORNADOES NOW CONFIRMED FROM THE JUNE 13TH SEVERE WEATHER
OUTBREAK...

ONE ADDITIONAL EF-0 TORNADO IN CENTRAL SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY
VIRGINIA JOINS FIVE PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED TORNADOES FROM THE JUNE
13TH OUTBREAK. THE TORNADOES ARE LISTED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
AND ALL TOUCHED DOWN WITHIN A PERIOD OF 75 MINUTES FROM 2:26 TO
3:40 PM. ALL TORNADOES WERE RATED AS EF-0.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING EXPRESSES ITS APPRECIATION TO
THOSE WHO ASSISTED IN CONDUCTING SURVEYS AND PROVIDED INFORMATION USED
DURING THE SURVEYS...INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...
SKYWARN STORM SPOTTERS...AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AFFECTED BY THESE
STORMS.

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE...JUNE 13 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...2:26 PM TO 2:33 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...6.9 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.198N / 77.661W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.228N / 77.539W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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...
AFTER REVIEW OF RADAR OBSERVATIONS...SPOTTER REPORTS AND A GROUND
SURVEY...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A EF-0 TORNADO
IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY ON THE AFTERNOON OF THURSDAY JUNE 13 2013.

THE TORNADO ORIGINALLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR JENNINGS POND IN CENTRAL
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY...AND THEN TRAVELED NORTHEAST ACROSS THE COUNTY.
INTERMITTENT TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG THE PATH...INCLUDING ALONG
ROBERT E LEE DRIVE APPROXIMATELY ONE MILE WEST OF STATE HWY 208...IN
THE FREDERICKSBURG AND SPOTSYLVANIA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK....AND IN
THE THREE CEDARS SUBDIVISION NEAR LEAVELLS ROAD.

BASED ON THE DAMAGE, THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF-0, WITH ESTIMATED WIND
SPEEDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 6.9 MILES...WITH AN
ESTIMATED WIDTH OF 50 YARDS.  TIME ON THE GROUND WAS APPROXIMATELY SEVEN
MINUTES.  THE START TIME WAS 2:26 PM.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR THORNBURG VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...NEAR THORNBURG IN SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE...JUNE 13 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...2:35 PM TO 2:40 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.096N / 77.539W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.125N / 77.513W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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...
AFTER REVIEW OF RADAR OBSERVATIONS AND A GROUND SURVEY...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A EF-0 TORNADO IN SOUTHEASTERN
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY ON THE AFTERNOON OF THURSDAY JUNE 13 2013.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR MAYRE ROAD WEST OF JEFFERSON DAVIS
HIGHWAY...WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED. THE TORNADO
TRAVELED TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ROUGHLY ALONG US HIGHWAY 1 AND
INTERSTATE 95. AT A FARM ON HIGHWAY 1...A SHED WAS DESTROYED WITH
TWISTED DEBRIS SCATTERED ACROSS THE PROPERTY. PORTIONS OF ROOFS WERE
PEELED ON OTHER SHEDS. MINOR SIDING AND ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE
FARMHOUSE. AFTERWARDS...THE TORNADO DAMAGED TWO BILLBOARDS NEAR THE
SOUTHBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 95...AND CARRIED A PLACARD FROM ONE
OF THE BILLBOARDS ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. JUST TO EAST OF INTERSTATE
95...THE TORNADO OVERTURNED TWO RECREATIONAL VEHICLES AT A DEALERSHIP
AND PULLED A GARAGE DOOR OFF ITS HINGES. THE TWO RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
WEIGHED AN ESTIMATED 8000 POUNDS EACH.

BASED ON THE DAMAGE, THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF-0, WITH ESTIMATED WIND
SPEEDS OF 70 TO 80 MPH. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 2.3 MILES...WITH AN
ESTIMATED WIDTH OF 75 YARDS.  TIME ON THE GROUND WAS APPROXIMATELY FIVE
MINUTES.  THE START TIME WAS 2:35 PM.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN RURAL KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...SOUTHEASTERN KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE...JUNE 13 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...2:57 PM TO 3:06 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...7.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.180N / 77.180W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.189N / 77.049W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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...

AFTER REVIEW OF RADAR OBSERVATIONS AND A GROUND SURVEY...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN
SOUTHEASTERN KING GEORGE COUNTY ON THE AFTERNOON OF THURSDAY JUNE 13
2013.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN PORT CONWAY...WHERE TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED
JUST EAST OF US HIGHWAY 301. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED EAST-NORTHEAST
ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN KING GEORGE COUNTY...CAUSING INTERMITTENT TREE
DAMAGE. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED NORTHEAST OF ROLLINS FORK
NEAR THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY BORDER...WHERE THREE 20-30 INCH DIAMETER
POPLAR TREES WERE BLOWN OVER AND NUMEROUS SMALL TREES WERE TOPPED.

BASED ON THE TREE DAMAGE, THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF-0, WITH ESTIMATED
WIND SPEEDS OF 65 TO 70 MPH. THE 7.1 MILE DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS
DISCONTINUOUS, WITH AN ESTIMATED WIDTH OF 50 YARDS.  TIME ON THE GROUND
WAS APPROXIMATELY NINE MINUTES. THE START TIME WAS 2:57 PM.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CALIFORNIA MARYLAND...

LOCATION...OAKLEY TO CALIFORNIA IN ST MARYS COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...JUNE 13 2013
ESTIMATED TIME... 3:24 PM TO 3:42 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
LENGTH...13.8 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.278N / 76.740W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.309N / 76.488W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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 GROUND SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...TOGETHER
WITH RADAR DATA FROM THE DOPPLER RADARS FROM NWS STERLING VA AND
ANDREWS AFB DETERMINED THERE WAS A EF-0 TORNADO THAT TRAVERSED
NEARLY THE ENTIRE WIDTH OF SAINT MARYS COUNTY MARYLAND. DAMAGE WAS
INTERMITTENT ALONG THE PATH AND WAS CONFINED TO TREE DAMAGE AND
DAMAGE RESULTING FROM DOWNED TREES. NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE
UPROOTED AND SOME TREES WERE TOPPED. MANY WERE NOTED IN THE
VICINITY OF OAKLEY ROAD AND HODGES ROAD...BETWEEN OLD ROLLING ROAD
AND JOAN DRIVE AND BETWEEN SHADY MILE DRIVE AND TOWN CREEK ROAD.

THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED ACROSS COLTONS POINT BETWEEN
SERENITY LANE AND POINT BREEZE ROAD.  MANY LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED
IN THIS AREA.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARYLAND...

LOCATION...NORTH POTOMAC TO BURTONSVILLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...JUNE 13 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...3:38 PM EDT TO 3:59 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...21.0 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.080N / 77.320W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.108N / 76.947W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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...

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS...RADAR IMAGERY...AND A GROUND SURVEY CONCLUDED
A LONG TRACK EF-0 TORNADO OCCURRED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARYLAND
ON THE AFTERNOON OF JUNE 13TH 2013. PEAK WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT
75 MPH. DAMAGE WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY FROM DOWNED TREES. IN THAT
REGARD NUMEROUS HOMES AND A FEW PARKED VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED BY
TREES FALLING ONTO THEM. NO INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

FIRST DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE BRETTON WOODS GOLF COURSE ALONG
RIVER ROAD. DAMAGE CONTINUED ALONG BONNIE DALE DRIVE AND GLENHURST
COURT AND ROAD WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED IN THE COMMUNITY.
ALSO...NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF TURKEY FOOT ROAD AND JONES LANE IN
SOUTHWEST MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEAR NORTH POTOMAC MARYLAND A FEW LARGE
TREES WERE OVER THE ROAD. THE TORNADO RACED EAST AT NEARLY 60 MPH TO
THE NORTHERN SECTION OF ROCKVILLE MARYLAND. AT LEAST 14 HOMES WERE
SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED BY UPROOTED TREES. AS IT CONTINUED EAST TO THE
NORBECK AND ASPEN HILL AREA 30 TREES WERE UPROOTED IN THE MANOR
COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE AS WELL AS NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED IN THE
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES FROM TREE DAMAGE. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED
ALONG THE INTERCOUNTY CONNECTOR ROUTE 200 AT THE LAYHILL ROAD EXIT.
FINALLY A FEW TREES WERE DOWNED IN SPENCERVILLE AND BURTONSVILLE.

BASED ON THE DAMAGE, THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF-0, WITH ESTIMATED
WIND SPEEDS OF 75 MPH.  THE 21.0 MILE DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS COVERED
IN 18 MINUTES AND HAD CONSISTENT SMALL BRANCH DAMAGE WITH
OCCASIONAL AREAS WITH SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE.

ADDITIONALLY THERE WAS A PARALLEL 7 MILES PATH OF DAMAGE THROUGH SOUTH
ROCKVILLE AND GLENMONT MARYLAND WITH SIMILAR TREE DAMAGE. THIS AREA WAS
FOUND TO BE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS FROM THE OUTFLOW JUST SOUTH OF THE
TORNADO FROM THE PARENT SUPERCELL STORM.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND ITS THANKS TO
MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIRE WHO CONFIRMED THE TORNADO ON THE GROUND DURING
THE STORM AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WHO PROVIDED
INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE DURING THE GROUND SURVEY.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BROOMES ISLAND MARYLAND...

LOCATION...BROOMES ISLAND IN CALVERT COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...JUNE 13 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...3:42 PM TO 3:45 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.8 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.401N / 76.541W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.422N / 76.513W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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...
AFTER A REVIEW OF RADAR OBSERVATIONS AND A GROUND SURVEY...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE AREA
OF BROOMES ISLAND ON THE AFTERNOON OF THURSDAY JUNE 13 2013.

PEAK WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN 70 MPH AND THE TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR THREE MINUTES. THE TORNADO UPROOTED TWO OAK TREES THAT WERE
ONE TO TWO FEET IN DIAMETER AND SNAPPED SEVERAL OTHERS AT THEIR BASES.
IT BLEW THE ROOF OFF OF A FARM OUTBUILDING AND CAUSED ADDITIONAL DAMAGE
TO THE WOODEN PLANKS.  SEVERAL PINE TREES HAD THEIR LIMBS RIPPED
OFF. FOUR TO SIX INCH DIAMETER TREE LIMBS WERE BLOWN ONTO PORTIONS
OF CAGE FARM ROAD.  GRASSY FIELDS SURROUNDING THE AREA INDICATE THE
TORNADO MAY HAVE LIFTED AND DESCENDED ALONG ITS PATH.

&&

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.

$$

NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON
STERLING VA
 

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