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Here is a link to the GIS viewer (that the above image is a snapshot of) to look at all of the surveyed 
damage points with pictures and tracks. Change "Begin Date" at the top right to a date before 6/5/24 and 
"Submit".    
https://apps.dat.noaa.gov/StormDamage/DamageViewer/



 
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
1133 AM EDT Thu Jun 13 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/05/24 Tornado Event Update 3...

.Update...
Based on additional damage reports, aerial drone surveys, and
further radar analysis, this statement provides further analysis
that include several more tornadoes, along with a change to
reflect two tornadoes in Montgomery County instead of one single
long track tornado.


.Overview...
On the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, June 5th, 2024, a warm
front slowly lifted northeast across the eastern Panhandle of
West Virginia into northern Virginia as well as central and
northeastern Maryland. At the same time, low pressure tracked
along the warm front causing severe thunderstorms and tornadoes to
develop. At this time, the National Weather Service is confirming
thirteen tornadoes in this report.


.Montgomery County, Poolesville Tornado Update...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.1 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             7:01 PM EDT
Start Location:         Poolesville / Montgomery County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.1206 / -77.4851
End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               7:27 PM EDT
End Location:           Seneca Creek State Park / Montgomery County / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.1498 / -77.3247

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast
Office staff conducted a ground survey of storm damage that
occurred in central Montgomery County MD on the evening of
Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

A mini-supercell thunderstorm formed southeast of Leesburg, VA,
near the Potomac River. Montgomery County Emergency Management
reported multiple trees down just east of the Potomac River along
Elmer School Road, River Road, and Edwards Ferry Road. An
eyewitness reported a tornado at a vineyard near West Willard
Road. Numerous trellises were snapped and a shipping container
weighing approximately 9,000 pounds was partially lifted off the
ground then bounced twice over the course of 100 yards.
Significant divots were in the ground, as well as damage to
telephone poles from the container being lifted. Damage surveyed
was at Tudor Farm along Whites Ferry Road (MD-107). About 2 dozen
pine trees with trunk diameter exceeding two feet were snapped or
uprooted at this location, laying in various directions. Media
reported collapse of doors to a barn on the property. From this
location, additional damage was located in the vicinity of the
16000 block of Darnestown Road (MD-28). Here, about a dozen
softwood trees were snapped and uprooted, falling in differing
directions. These downed trees caused the closure of Darnestown
Road for a period of time. The tornado continued on the ground for
about 0.5 miles, where additional damage was observed along and
near White Ground Road. Here, many pine trees were snapped, with
one pine tree debarked of about half of its bark on its remaining
trunk.

The tornado track shifted northeast where several trees were uprooted
around the Seneca Creek State Park before finally dissipating as
it headed northeast. The alterations to the track were
corroborated by further surveying and radar imagery from NWS
Doppler Radar in Sterling, Virginia.

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather
Forecast Office acknowledges the assistance of the Montgomery
County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and
the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
in helping conduct and provide information to this storm survey.


.Montgomery County, Gaithersburg Tornado Update...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  15.2 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               5
Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             7:27 PM EDT
Start Location:         Gaithersburg / Montgomery County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.1355 / -77.2863
End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               8:03 PM EDT
End Location:           Ashton / Montgomery County / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.1489 / -77.0039


The tornado began just east of the Seneca Creek State Park. Staff
at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commissions (WSSC) Seneca Water
Resource Recovery Facility witnessed the tornado moving west-to-
east directly adjacent to the south of their facility where power
lines leading to the facility were snapped causing the facility to
switch to backup power. After its trek south of the facility, it
produced large broken branches that fell onto Great Seneca Highway
(MD-119), partially blocking the roadway.

The storm continued east and entered the City of Gaithersburg.
The first damage surveyed was along Desellum Avenue north of
Gaithersburg High School. Here, pine trees were snapped, with
large limbs downed. A pair softwood trees, approximately 30 yards
apart, were snapped and fell directly towards each other, evidence
of a tornado. The storm proceeded towards Old Town Gaithersburg,
depositing a large limb on top of St. Martin of Tours Church at
the intersection of South Summit Avenue and South Frederick
Avenue (MD-355). The housing development directly east of the
Gaithersburg City Hall was particularly hard-hit, with seven
houses being condemned from trees and branches falling onto them.
One large oak tree with a trunk of about three feet was uprooted,
and fell into a house on Dogwood Drive, where five occupants were
injured and transported to the hospital. Several other trees were
uprooted including one in the 200 block of Rolling Road, along
with numerous large branches downed. One resident interviewed
said they heard the Tornado Warning on their phone about three
minutes before damage occurred near them. Once notified, their family
took action to go to the basement of their home to remain safe.

Video recorded the tornado moving east, north of the
Intercounty Connector (ICC/MD-200) near Redland. Additional tree
damage was reported by Montgomery County Emergency Management
and trained weather spotters between Redland and Olney. The Sandy
Spring Volunteer Fire Department reported trees down near Sandy
Spring. Additional trees were down just east of Ashton per
Montgomery County Emergency Management.

This was the last area of concentrated damage in Montgomery
County.

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather
Forecast Office acknowledges the assistance of the Montgomery
County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security,
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, WSSC
Water, and the City of Gaithersburg in helping conduct and
provide information to this storm survey.


.Eldersburg MD Tornado Update...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             June 05, 2024
Start Time:             7:59 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 NNW of Eldersburg / Carroll County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.4259 / -76.9717

End Date:               June 05, 2024
End Time:               8:11 PM EDT
End Location:           1 NE of Gamber / Carroll County / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.4726 / -76.9151

On the evening of Wednesday, June 5, 2024, an EF-1 tornado
touched down 2 miles north-northwest of Eldersburg, Maryland. The
National Weather Service conducted a damage survey and noted an
initial area of tree damage near the intersection of Tanglewood
Drive and Covington Court. A rotational damage signature was
evident as tree damage was pointed in opposite directions.

The tornadic storm continued its track toward the northeast with
additional damage observed along Bartholow Road near Sarah Drive.
This included multiple large trees which were uprooted, one of
which fell onto a house. Further damage was noted up the road
just north of the intersection of Bartholow Road and Cherry
Tree Lane. Dozens of trees had large sections and branches
snapped off and topped. Observed tree damage was spread out
into multiple directions. Drone footage passed along by a trained
spotter showed hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees that were
snapped near the western shore of Liberty Reservoir, behind Cherry
Tree Lane.

Later, the tornado passed over Morgan Run before causing
additional damage to the Lakeland Heights area. A home was seen
with siding and shingle damage and a small section of roof
removed near Sun Berry Court and Lake Forest Court. Multiple large
broken tree branches were noted behind the home. Drone footage
showed hundreds of hardwood and softwood trees snapped in an area
of forest to the northwest of Lake Forest Court. A few trees were
damaged along Legacy Drive.

The damage signature to the northeast became more intermittent in
nature as the tornado began to weaken. By 8:11 PM EDT, the final
damage point was noted about 1 mile northeast of Gamber MD.
Along Pin Oak Drive, a mid-sized tree was uprooted with multiple
downed tree branches. Thereafter, the circulation dissipated
while approaching MD State Route 140. No damage was noted along
Route 140. A circulation evident on NWS Doppler weather radar
corroborated this track as well.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Carroll
County Emergency Management Division and trained spotters for
their assistance with this damage survey.


.Carroll County Airport, Maryland Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.3 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             7:42 PM EDT
Start Location:         Carroll County Regional Airport / Carroll County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.61 / -77.00
End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               7:43 PM EDT
End Location:           Carroll County Regional Airport / Carroll County / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.62 / -77.00

Staff from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
Weather Forecast Office worked with Carroll County Emergency
Management and trained weather spotters to confirm a tornado near
the Carroll County Regional Airport occurred on Wednesday evening,
June 5, 2024. The tornado touched down around Carroll County
Regional Airport before moving east-northeast into the Bear Branch
neighborhood. This was verified by video taken from a resident
within the area along with NWS Doppler Radar in Sterling, Virginia
that showed rotation within a thunderstorm. Overall damage was
sparse and brief within the tornado aside from a few trees down
and minor structural damage to residences in Bear Branch. It
appears that the tornado lifted before reaching Miller Road, as no
additional damage was noted.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Carroll
County Emergency Management as well citizens of Carroll County and
trained weather spotters in the area for their help and support
in conducting this survey, and providing storm damage reports.


.Kearneysville WV Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   110 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             4:29 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 W Kearneysville / Berkeley County / WV
Start Lat/Lon:          39.3854 / -77.9261

End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               4:34 PM EDT
End Location:           2 SW Winebrenners Cross / Berkeley County / WV
End Lat/Lon:            39.4097 / -77.9225

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast
Office staff conducted a survey of damage associated with a storm
that occurred near the Chapel View neighborhood of Kearneysville,
WV, on the afternoon of June 5th, 2024. The initial tree damage
seen just to the east of Rustling Leaf Place was minor limbs
broken off as the tornadic circulation started around 4:29 PM.
Approximately 150 yards to the north of the initial damage is a
large tree that was uprooted with several large limbs broken on
the property of Mount Zion Baptist Church. The tornado then moved
further to the north-northeast across several acres of open field
farmlands approximately 200 to 300 yards east of Opequon Lane. Video
evidence reveals the tornadic circulation approaching
and ultimately crossing Route 9 before dissipating where no
further damage was observed around 4:34 PM.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the Berkeley
County Department of Emergency Management for their help and
support in conducting this survey, and providing storm damage
reports to the National Weather Service.


.Shepherdstown WV Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.2 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   130 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             4:58 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 SW Shepherdstown / Jefferson County / WV
Start Lat/Lon:          39.41681 / -77.82930

End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               5:02 PM EDT
End Location:           1 W Shepherdstown / Jefferson County / WV
End Lat/Lon:            39.433 / -77.819

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast
Office staff conducted a survey of damage associated with a storm
that began near Morgans Grove Park in Shepherdstown, WV, on the
afternoon of June 5th, 2024. The tornado started in the Morgana
neighborhood, approximately 200 yards southwest of Morgans Grove
Park, leaving leaf litter and small limbs broken. The tornado
progressed north-northeast near the Town Run Commons adjacent to
Morgans Grove Park, uprooting a tree and bringing down several
large branches on both sides of Kearneysville Pike near Morgans
Grove Park. The tornado continued to bring down large limbs along
Shepherd Lane as it progressed north-northeastward towards the
Colonial Hills neighborhood. The tornado brought down a tree along
the southbound lane of Potomac Farms Drive before moving just off
to the north across the road into a lightly wooded area with
small limbs broken and no further damage observed further north.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the residents of
Shepherdstown for their assistance in gathering storm reports for
this tornado.


Boonsboro Maryland Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-U
Estimated Peak Wind:    UNK mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   UNK yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             5:40 PM EDT
Start Location:         Boonsboro / Washington County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.4956 / -77.6543
End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               5:41 PM EDT
End Location:           Boonsboro / Washington County / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.4898 / -77.6625

Radar data from KLWX WSR-88D radar in Sterling as well as the FAA
Terminal Doppler Weather Radar for Washington Dulles
International Airport (TIAD), paired with video from a trained
spotter, confirms a tornado touched down for several minutes over
open fields adjacent to King Road near Boonsboro. The tornado
lifted and touched down several times per the spotter`s video over
several minutes while moving slowly north-northeast. The tornado
touchdowns remained over open fields with no visible damage left
in its wake.

NWS Sterling would like to thank the trained spotters for
reporting this to us.


.Baltimore City (Canton Neighborhood) Maryland Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.4 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   90 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             9:01 PM EDT
Start Location:         Canton / Baltimore City / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.28 / -76.5808
End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               9:03 PM EDT
End Location:           Canton / Baltimore City / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.2843 / -76.5751

Staff from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
Weather Forecast Office conducted a ground survey of storm damage
in Baltimore, MD that occurred on Wednesday evening, June 5,
2024. A tornado touched down around Anchorage Promenade park
before moving east-northeast into the Canton neighborhood. This
was verified by video taken from a resident within the area.
Overall damage was sparse and brief within the tornado which
aligns with what we saw on ground. This included small branches
less than one inch in diameter and small signs that were tossed at
the intersection of Hudson Street and South Luzerne Avenue. The
most notable damage was a large pine tree that was broken about
half way up on the tree along Fait Avenue. Several large branches
and trash cans were also tossed at the Hatton Senior Center which
was the area where the tree and branches were snapped. A tree was
uprooted along Foster Avenue along with an awning that was blown
off. A stop sign was also tilted on its side. NWS Doppler
Radar in Sterling, Virginia and the Terminal Doppler Weather
Radar at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport showed a circulation that
corroborated the tornado reports. It appears that the tornado
lifted before reaching the Highlandtown neighborhood as no
additional damage was noted.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the citizens of
Baltimore Citys Canton neighborhood for their help and support in
conducting this survey, and providing storm damage reports.


.Southern Baltimore County Maryland Tornado Update...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.3 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:         0
Injuries:           0
Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             8:45 PM EDT
Start Location:         Arbutus / Baltimore County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.2348 / -76.7063
End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               8:57 PM EDT
End Location:           West Baltimore / Baltimore City / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.2576 / -76.6516

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office
staff conducted a survey of storm damage that occurred in southern
Baltimore County on Wednesday, June 05, 2024.

NWS Doppler Weather Radar in Sterling, Virginia showed a rotating
thunderstorm that developed a tornado based on this survey. Weather
spotters and residents reported a tornado touchdown in the vicinity
of the I-95 and I-195 interchange around 8:45 PM EDT. This was
confirmed with ground reports of several large tree trunks twisted
and snapped in the vicinity of Riverchase Apartments along Selford
Road and Deer Run Court. The tornado continued east northeast along
a narrow path toward Friendship Road and Francis Ave. Multiple trees
and wires were down along this route in a confluent pattern. The
most notable was a large oak tree snapped midway up the trunk. The
tree ended up laying in the north-northeast direction onto two cars
and a house nearby. An additional large oak tree and its root ball
were laying 500 feet nearby closing off Friendship Road. Beyond this
point, the tornado continued east northeast between Francis Avenue
and Ingate Terrace. Additional large trees were sheared off along
with large root balls toppled. Numerous power and phone lines were
down as well with BGE and Verizon crews assessing and repairing the
damage. Similar damage was observed as the tornado moved east
southeast toward Elm and Oakland Road. Several large trees were
snapped midway along Elm Road, Huntsmoor Road, Oakland Road, and
Ashbourne Road. Wires were down as well with one power pole twisted
at its base at the intersection of Oakland Road and Elm Road.

Beyond this point the path widened a bit with two medium spruce
trees down along Oregon Avenue and several large branches along
Carville Avenue. The tornado proceeded to lift and cycle as it
crossed US-1 at I-95 and Potomac Avenue around 8:48 PM EDT. The
storm continued 1.4 miles east northeast toward Halethorpe, MD where
an additional touchdown was noted around 8:50 PM EDT. This was
confirmed with several damage reports in the vicinity of the 3600
block of Commerce Drive and Washington Boulevard and Lansdowne Road.
Multiple trees were snapped along a narrow path from the Home Depot
over toward Alside Building Materials and Amazon HQ. The most
notable damage was along Robert A Young Way between Alside
Products and Amazon HQ. Four heavy overhead doors were blown out
of the distribution warehouse along with pieces of the awning and
roofing material removed from the Alside building. Several trees
were also sheared at the canopy top within this same area.
Additional large trees were taken down behind the LA-Fitness and
Store-it storage facility along Washington Boulevard. More tree
damage was evident from a distance along a small ridgeline that
extended from the end of Hilltop Avenue to West Patapsco Avenue
parallel to the B and O Railroad nearby. The tornado continued
past this point, twisting and snapping the trunks of several
medium to large hardwood trees along Nieman Avenue. The most
notable damage was just before the tornado lifted at Overflo
Warehouse LLC. Large pieces of the warehouse roofing material were
peeled back along with pieces of flashing. Radar indicated the
circulation clearing this point and lifting at the back of Nieman
Avenue around 8:57 PM EDT.

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office
would like to thank the Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Management for providing helpful information and
assisting in the survey today.


.Middle River MD Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   110 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             9:27 PM EDT
Start Location:         Middle River / Baltimore County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:          39.3359 / -76.4156

End Date:             June 05 2024
End Time:               9:30 PM EDT
End Location:           Middle River / Baltimore County / MD
End Lat/Lon:            39.3423 / -76.4000

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office
staff conducted a ground survey of storm damage that occurred in
southeast Baltimore County on Wednesday, June 05, 2024.

NWS Doppler Weather Radar in Sterling, Virginia showed a rotating
thunderstorm that developed a tornado based on the survey. The
circulation developed just to the south of Essex, MD shortly before
9:00 PM EDT before racing northeast and strengthening toward Martin
State Airport around 9:27 PM EDT. This is where a notable debris
signature started to show up on radar as the storm pushed north-
northeast. This signature was confirmed with ground reports of
fencing damage near a warehouse across from Martin State Airport,
and multiple mobile homes damaged in the Williams Estates area as
the strongest winds pushed through. The damage path was fairly
narrow and short lived. Most of the damage included the removal of
underpinning from several single and double wide mobile homes in the
Williams Estates community. This included several mobile homes along
Wagon Train Road and Roundup Road as well as Cowhide Circle.
Carports, sheds, and a trampoline were tossed around the
neighborhood as well.

Several trees were also snapped and turned in several
different directions along Roundup Road and Cowhide Circle. The
most notable damage was between Dahlia Lane and Roundup Road.
This where the height of the circulation looks to take place right
around 9:28 PM EDT. Within this area there were two double wide
mobile homes with significant damage. One of the mobile homes had
underpinning removed from two sides of the building with the windows
completely blown out and a shed tossed 50 yards in the opposite
direction from its foundation. The resident who owns this home had
roughly 30 seconds of video showing the tornado as it passed
through. He recalled a loud boom which was most likely the shed
being tossed from the foundation to the other side of the residence.
Pieces of the shed and other debris were impinged into the side of
the mobile home as well. The neighboring double wide mobile home was
also missing a majority of its underpinning along with several
shingles and shingle material off the roof of the structure.
Strapping on both units appeared to be secured with no other
distinct structural damage to be observed.

Beyond this point, the tornado continued toward Roundup Road and
Cowhide Circle where the path widened. Much of the same damage
was noted, but to a lesser extent with underpinning and shingles
removed from several mobile homes in the area. The tornado
continued toward the back of Cowhide Circle where it eventually
lifted. No additional damage was found beyond this point nor any
injuries reported.

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office
would like to thank the Baltimore County Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Management for providing helpful
information and assisting in the survey.


.Inwood WV Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.9 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   65 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             4:04 PM EDT
Start Location:         2 SSE Inwood / Berkeley County / WV
Start Lat/Lon:          39.3375 / -78.0330

End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               4:08 PM EDT
End Location:           1 SE Inwood / Berkeley County / WV
End Lat/Lon:            39.3506 / -78.0298

Staff from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
Weather Forecast Office conducted a ground survey of storm
damage in Inwood WV that occurred on Wednesday afternoon,
June 5, 2024. NWS Doppler Radar in Sterling, Virginia showed
a rotating severe thunderstorm that developed a tornado. The
tornado touched down south/southeast of Inwood in a field where
tall grass could be seen disturbed in a rotating pattern. The
tornado proceeded to move north across a cow pasture where a line
of trees contained tree damage with large branches broken off.
The tornado then tracked north across the field, where additional
tree damage and shingle damage occurred along Emery Lane. The
tornado continued north towards Lucy Drive where gutter damage
and additional tree damage occurred. The tornado then crossed
Lucy Drive where large tree branched were broken off. It is
believed that the tornado lifted before reaching Middleway Pike
as no further damage was observed past that point.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the citizens of
Inwood for their help and support in conducting this survey, and
providing storm damage reports to the National Weather Service.


.Leesburg VA Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             June 05 2024
Start Time:             6:42 PM EDT
Start Location:         3 N Leesburg / Loudoun County / VA
Start Lat/Lon:          39.1655 / -77.5648

End Date:               June 05 2024
End Time:               6:43 PM EDT
End Location:           4 NNE Leesburg / Loudoun County / VA
End Lat/Lon:            39.1767 / -77.5516

Staff from the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington
Weather Forecast Office conducted a ground survey of storm
damage that occurred north of Leesburg on Wednesday, June 5,
2024.

NWS Doppler Weather Radar in Sterling, Virginia showed a rotating
severe thunderstorm that developed a tornado. Radar also showed a
tornado damage signature due to lofted debris from the tornado as
it was occurring.

The tornado touched down southwest of Garriland Drive, north of
Leesburg, in a wooded area where broken trees could be seen. The
tornado proceeded North/northeast across Garriland Drive, south
of the intersection of Garriland Drive and Turning Leaf Lane,
where several trees were uprooted in different directions and
minor vinyl damage and window damage could be seen. The tornado
then crossed over Garriland Drive again into a field where tree
damage could be seen in the distance. Garriland Drive turns north
at this point where the tornado crossed it at London Council Lane.
Near London Council Lane, a small tree was uprooted and small
branches had been snapped off. The tornado continued northeast
towards Springrun Lane where a small shelter had the plastic roof
ripped off. Across Springrun Lane, tree damage could be seen going
into the woods, but was not found any further beyond this point.

The National Weather Service would like to thank the citizens of
Leesburg for their help and support in conducting this survey,
and providing storm damage reports to the National Weather
Service.


.Columbia MD Tornado...

Rating:                EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:   95 mph
Path Length /statute/: 1.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:  75 yards
Fatalities:            0
Injuries:              0

Start Date:            June 05 2024
Start Time:            8:31 PM EDT
Start Location:        Columbia / Howard County / MD
Start Lat/Lon:         39.2150 / -76.8220

End Date:              June 05 2024
End Time:              8:33 PM EDT
End Location:          Columbia / Howard County / MD
End Lat/Lon:           39.2154 / -76.8049

National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast
Office staff conducted a ground survey of storm damage that
occurred in the Long Reach village of Columbia, MD, on the
evening of Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

Damage was reported in Columbia, MD, in Long Reach village at
Phelps Luck Drive, along High Tor Hill, and the 5600 block of
Waterloo Road.

First report of damage was at Phelps Luck Drive. A townhouse
development near the intersection of High Tor Hill and Tamar
Drive experienced concentrated tornadic damage. Here, approximately
two dozen trees were snapped or uprooted, falling in various
directions. About a dozen cars parked in the townhouse community
parking lot were damaged by trees or large limbs falling onto
them. Roofing fascia was peeled off of one townhome. Damage was
more intermittent but present heading north toward the 5600 block
of High Tor Hill. Finally, tree damage was also reported at the
5600 block of Waterloo Road.

The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather
Forecast Office acknowledges the assistance of the Howard County
Office of Emergency Management in helping conduct and provide
information contained within this storm.

&&

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0.........65 to 85 mph
EF1.........86 to 110 mph
EF2.........111 to 135 mph
EF3.........136 to 165 mph
EF4.........166 to 200 mph
EF5.........>200 mph

NOTE: The information in this statement is preliminary and
subject to change pending final review of the events and
publication in NWS Storm Data.