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Jose Continues to Bring Tropical Storm Conditions to Southern New England

Strong winds, heavy rain and dangerous surf will continue for Cape Cod and nearby islands for the next couple of days. Meanwhile, winter weather will continue to impact the northern Rockies, with cold temperatures across the Great Basin and eastern California. Elevated fire weather conditions will persist in eastern Colorado. Read More >

 
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DCZ001-MDZ003>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-501-502-VAZ025>031-
036>040-042-050>057-501>504-WVZ050>053-055-501>506-030730-
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-WASHINGTON-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-
NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-
PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-
EXTREME WESTERN ALLEGANY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN ALLEGANY-AUGUSTA-
ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-FREDERICK VA-PAGE-WARREN-CLARKE-NELSON-
ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
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
327 PM EDT TUE JUL 2 2013
 
...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CLINTON IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY
MARYLAND...
 
LOCATION...CLINTON IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...JULY 1 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...7:33 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.7045N / 76.9004W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.7365N / 76.8894W
* 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...
AFTER A REVIEW OF RADAR OBSERVATIONS...EYEWITNESS REPORTS AND
VIDEO...AND A GROUND SURVEY...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC HAS CONFIRMED A EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN IN THE AREA SOUTH OF CLINTON AND WEST OF BRANDYWINE MARYLAND
IN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY MARYLAND ON THE EVENING OF MONDAY JULY 1
2013.
 
PEAK WINDS ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN 60 MPH...WITH MUCH OF THE
TWO MILE TRACK FALLING BETWEEN 40 TO 60 MPH. THOSE WINDS WERE
ENOUGH TO SNAP LARGE LIMBS BETWEEN 6 AND 12 INCH DIAMETER...AND
TOP SEVERAL TREES. TOPPING MEANS A TREE WAS TWISTED AND SNAPPED
HIGH UP. THE ONLY NOTED MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS SOME FLASHING
PEELED FROM ONE HOME IN THE CRESTVIEW MANOR DEVELOPMENT OF
EILERSON STREET...AND SOME MINOR VINYL FENCE DAMAGE OFF WHITAKER
PARK DRIVE.
 
THE ROTATING CLOUD THAT EVENTUALLY PRODUCED THIS TORNADO WAS SEEN
AND DOCUMENTED BY SEVERAL SPOTTERS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FROM
NORTHERN CHARLES COUNTY...TO WHERE IT TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHERN
PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY.
 
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 85 MPH OR LESS.
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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ZUBRICK/STRONG