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Severe Weather and Maryland Tornadoes on June 10, 2013

 

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
446 PM EDT WED JUN 12 2013

...FOUR CONFIRMED TORNADOES IN MARYLAND ON JUNE 10TH...

FOUR TORNADOES HAVE NOW BEEN CONFIRMED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
STORM SURVEYS FROM THE JUNE 10TH THUNDERSTORM OUTBREAK - BALTIMORE 
CITY...BALTIMORE COUNTY...HOWARD COUNTY...AND SAINT MARYS COUNTY. 

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 AND TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITIES...SKYWARN STORM
SPOTTERS...AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AFFECTED BY THESE STORMS.


...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN FORK MARYLAND...

LOCATION...FORK IN BALTIMORE COUNTY MARYLAND 
DATE...JUNE 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...3:28 PM EDT TO 3:30 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.462N / 76.449W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.473N / 76.447W
* 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 AND STORM DAMAGE SURVEY CONCLUDED A SMALL 
TORNADO OCCURRED IN FORK, MARYLAND, FROM APPROXIMATELY 3:28 TO 3:30 
PM EDT ON JUNE 10, 2013.

ABOUT SIX TREES WERE UPROOTED IN THE MOUNT VISTA ESTATES SUBDIVISION 
OF FORK ALONG VISTA VIEW COURT.  THESE TREES WERE A MIX OF HARDWOOD 
AND SOFTWOOD, SOME FALLING AT ANGLES OF UP TO 120 DEGREES FROM EACH 
OTHER.  SEVERAL EYEWITNESSES SAW SWIRLING DEBRIS WITHIN THE WIND 
FIELD AS THE DAMAGE WAS OCCURRING.  ADDITIONAL TREE DAMAGE ALONG 
WITH DAMAGE TO A WOOD FENCE WAS LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM FORK 
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON FORK ROAD, APPROXIMATELY 0.5 MILES NORTH 
OF THE DAMAGE IN MOUNT VISTA ESTATES.  THE SURVEY TEAM CROSSED THE 
PATH BETWEEN THESE TWO POINTS, AS WELL AS UP TO TWO MILES ON EITHER 
END OF THE DAMAGE, BUT NO FURTHER DAMAGE COULD BE FOUND.

BASED ON THE TREE DAMAGE, THIS TORNADO IS RATED EF-0, WITH ESTIMATED 
WIND SPEEDS OF 70-80 MPH.  THE 0.5 MILE DAMAGE PATH LENGTH WAS 
DISCONTINUOUS, WITH AN ESTIMATED WIDTH OF 100 YARDS.  TIME ON THE 
GROUND WAS APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES.  START TIME 3:28 PM.

&&

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN BALTIMORE MARYLAND...

LOCATION...LOCUST POINT IN BALTIMORE CITY MARYLAND 
DATE...JUNE 10 2013 
ESTIMATED TIME...3:44 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.2 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.262N / 76.593W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.265N / 76.593W
* 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 METAL BUILDING STRUCTURE IN THE SOUTH LOCUST POINT MARINE
TERMINAL WAS DAMAGED WHEN A WATERSPOUT OVER THE PATAPSCO RIVER
CAME ONSHORE, TRANSFORMING TO A SMALL TORNADO FROM APPROXIMATELY
3:44 TO 3:45 PM EDT ON JUNE 10, 2013.

THE METAL BUILDING STRUCTURE HAD A PORTION OF ITS NORTHEAST ROOF
PEELED UP, WRAPPING IT BACK AND FOLDING IT OVER THE EAST-FACING
SIDE OF THE BUILDING. ADDITIONALLY, A SMALL TRAILER ON WHEELS WAS
DEMOLISHED AS IT WAS PROPELLED TO THE NORTHWEST ABOUT 60 FEET FROM
ITS POSITION ON CINDER BLOCKS. AN AIR CONDITIONING UNIT WHICH WAS
PERMANENTLY INSTALLED IN THE WALL OF AN OFFICE ON THE NORTH FACING
SIDE OF THE BUILDING IN PROXIMITY TO WHERE THE ROOF DAMAGE
OCCURRED WAS BLOWN-IN. A LARGE AMOUNT OF DEBRIS WAS SEEN PLASTERED
TO A EAST-FACING CHAIN LINK FENCE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PARKING
LOT.

AREAS TO THE NORTH THE MARINE TERMINAL WERE ALSO SURVEYED, AND NO
FURTHER DAMAGE WAS FOUND.

&&

...BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN COLTONS POINT MARYLAND...

LOCATION...COLTONS POINT IN ST MARYS COUNTY MARYLAND 
DATE...JUNE 10 2013 
ESTIMATED TIME...9:01 PM TO 9:01 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
LENGTH...0.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.223N / 76.755W 
ENDING LAT/LON...38.226N / 76.753W
* 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 ANDREWS AFB TERMINAL DOPPLER WEATHER RADAR
DETERMINED THERE WAS A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN COLTONS POINT 
MARYLAND. MINOR TREE AND ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN THE VICINITY OF 
THE INTERSECTION OF COLTON POINT RD...RT 242 WITH BAYVIEW RD AND 
ALONG BEACH RD BETWEEN CHARLES HALL RD AND POINT BREEZE RD. A FEW 
SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF SOME STRUCTURES IN THIS AREA. A TREE CAME 
DOWN ON WIRES IN THE 38300 BLOCK OF BEACH RD. A TRAMPOLINE NEAR A 
RESIDENCE ON COLTON POINT RD NEXT TO THE TOWN POST OFFICE WAS LIFTED 
UP AND BECAME LODGED 90 FEET UP IN A NEARBY TALL PINE TREE. TWO 
LARGE WOODEN PLAY SET WERE BLOWN OVER...ONE WAS DRAGGED ABOUT 15 
FEET.

THIS TORNADO WAS LIKELY THE EXTENSION OF A WATERSPOUT THAT CROSSED 
THE POTOMAC RIVER JUST BEFORE 9 PM.

&&

...BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WOODBINE MARYLAND...

LOCATION...WOODBINE IN HOWARD COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...JUNE 10 2013 
ESTIMATED TIME...6:59 PM TO 7:01 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
LENGTH...0.50 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.291N / 77.127W 
ENDING LAT/LON...39.295N / 77.121W
* 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...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND HOWARD COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY 
MANAGEMENT PERFORMED A STORM SURVEY ON TUESDAY JUNE 11TH IN WOODBINE 
MARYLAND. THE RESULTS OF THIS SURVEY COMBINED WITH EYEWITNESS 
ACCOUNTS CONFIRM THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO WITH WINDS OF 80 MPH OCCURRED 
ALONG A ONE HALF MILE PATH. 

TREE TOPS WERE SHEARED ALONG A PATH OF FOREST JUST WEST OF WOODBINE 
ROAD. THE FUNNEL LOWERED TO THE GROUND A SHORT TIME LATER CAUSING 
LARGE TREES TO BE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. SOME OF THE TREES WERE 
TWISTED. THE 100 YARD WIDE TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRACK NORTHEAST 
ACROSS WOODBINE ROAD AND UPROOTED A TRAFFIC SIGN AND LOFTED THE 
DEBRIS INTO A ROW OF TREES. ADDITIONAL MINOR DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A 
WIRE FENCE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CAUSED SIGNIFICANT 
DAMAGE TO A TWO CAR GARAGE LOCATED AT THE 3200 BLOCK OF STARTING 
GATE COURT. DEBRIS FROM THE GARAGE WAS LOFTED INTO THE AIR AND 
DISPLACED THROUGHOUT THE RESIDENT PROPERTY AND INTO NEIGHBORING 
PROPERTIES. EYEWITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE TORNADO LIFT NEAR THE 
INTERSECTION OF HAYLOFT COURT AND STARTING GATE COURT. POCKETS OF 
TREE DAMAGE WERE FOUND FURTHER EAST ON STARTING GATE COURT AND ALONG 
CABIN RUN. SPORADIC MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED ON FLORENCE AND 
DUVAL ROADS TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE MAIN IMPACT ZONE. ONE 
RESIDENT PROVIDED VIDEO OF THE FUNNEL.

&& 

ALL OF THE ABOVE 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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SHEFFIELD/ZUBRICK/WIDELSKI/LEE/STRONG/BIRCHFIELD 
NWS BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON