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Tornado in harford county, maryland on July 23, 2013

 

 


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
804 PM EDT TUE JUL 23 2013

...EF0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN HARFORD COUNTY MARYLAND EARLY ON JULY
23RD...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VA HAS CONFIRMED A EF0
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR DARLINGTON MARYLAND...IN HARFORD COUNTY...
SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT ON JULY 23 2013.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING EXPRESSES ITS APPRECIATION
TO THOSE WHO ASSISTED IN CONDUCTING SURVEYS AND PROVIDING INFORMATION
USED DURING THE SURVEYS...INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE HARFORD COUNTY
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AFFECTED
BY THESE STORMS.

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN HARFORD COUNTY MARYLAND...

LOCATION...HARFORD COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...JULY 23 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...12:12 AM TO 12:13 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.8 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.628N / 76.182W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.632N / 76.169W
* 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 CONDUCTED BY
THE BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONFIRMED A EF0 TORNADO IN HARFORD COUNTY
NEAR THE TOWN OF DARLINGTON EARLY IN THE MORNING ON TUESDAY JULY
23 2013.

THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN IN THE 1300 BLOCK OF STAFFORD
ROAD...WHERE A POLE BARN WAS DESTROYED AND A NEARBY HOUSE HAD
EXTERIOR DAMAGE INCLUDING REMOVAL OF A WINDOW...SIDING AND
INSULATION. THE TORNADO THEN TRAVELED ON AN EAST-NORTHEAST PATH
ALONG STAFFORD ROAD...WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE TOPPPED AND SNAPPED
AND NUMEROUS CROPS WERE DAMAGED ALONG A CONVERGENT PATH IN A
CORNFIELD. THE TORNADO LIFTED IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF STAFFORD ROAD.

BASED ON THE DAMAGE, THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF0, WITH ESTIMATED WIND
SPEEDS OF 70 TO 80 MPH. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 0.8 MILES...WITH AN
ESTIMATED WIDTH OF 100 YARDS.  TIME ON THE GROUND WAS APPROXIMATELY
TWO MINUTES. THE START TIME WAS 12:12 AM ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.

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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