Storm reports show wind gusts neared 70 mph

By Scott Dance

10:03 AM EDT, July 2, 2012


Storm reports amateur and official weather watchers made to the National Weather Service show just how widespread and severe winds were in Friday's derecho storm, with gusts upward of 60 mph across the region.

Some gusts reported included:

Reports of downed trees were even more widespread. A long list of them appears on the National Weather Service's local storm reports for the region. Check it out to see what reports were made in your area.

While the region was still recovering from that storm, nature displayed more power and force overnight Sunday into Monday in some parts of the Baltimore area as well.

In the wee hours of Monday morning, the National Weather Service received reports of hail measuring three quarters of an inch wide near Damascus, and two trees fell onto houses in the Westview area near Woodlawn.

Nickel- to quarter-sized hail fell near Antietam National Battlefield in Washington County, while large trees were felled near Rocky Gap Resort.

Buoys on the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay, nearSt. Mary's Cityand Fishing Creek measured winds of 60 mph.

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