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Tornadoes and Wind Storms

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  • No decision tonight on "tornado"

     
    The National Weather Service won't be making a determination until sometime Thursday on whether the wind storm that struck northeast Baltimore early Wednesday was a tornado. Here's the statement issued this evening:"THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN...
  • 80 mph severe storm hits Parkville area

     
    The National Weather Service is trying to determine whether the severe storm that felled trees and damaged homes in the Parkville area was in fact a tornado. The survey crew is on the scene to analyze the data and......
  • NE Baltimore windstorm ruled an EF-1 tornado

     
    The National Weather Service concluded tonight that the violent windstorm that struck Northeast Baltimore and Parkville was an EF-1 tornado with top winds of 85 to 100 mph. Damage was tracked along a path five miles long, all done within......
  • Straight winds or rotating? It matters

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Dan Swegon, in Fallston, asks: “Why is there so much interest, after the event, as to whether heavy wind was a tornado? Severe windstorms cause damage whether the winds were twisting or straight.”It’s for...
  • Windstorm recalls 1973 tornado blocks away

     
    News of the violent windstorm that struck neighborhoods in northeast Baltimore and Parkville early Wednesday caught the eye of Mark Adams, who recalled a similar storm that struck just a few blocks away in June 1973. Here's Mark:"I lived with......
  • Tornadoes hit Va. area

     
    Frank is still on vacation, but here's some information about a significant weather event just to the south of us. Two months after the area was the epicenter of an earthquake, tornadoes struck New Kent County, Virginia, on Thursday. About......
  • Tornado radar loop released

     
    The National Weather Service has released the radar loop images from Wednesday morning's storm, which included the brief EF-1 tornado that struck northwest Baltimore and Parkville.Here's the link: http://bit.ly/bALK4p And here's a link to NWS photos and...
  • Maryland averages 4.3 tornadoes a year

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Wednesday’s EF-1 tornado is the fifth in Baltimore City since 1973. The weather service’s tornado database lists a 1973 event rated an F-0 on the old Fujita Scale, the weakest rating. But eyewitnesses reported six...
  • Rain, wind and "isolated tornadoes"

     
    You've been warned. Exactly two weeks ago the National Weather Service was advising us of the possibility of damaging winds across Central Maryland as a strong cold front approached from the west. By midnight the forecasters were alerting us to watch........
  • Disaster declared for Nov. 17 tornado

     
    FROM SATURDAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Federal officials have issued a disaster declaration for the Nov. 17 tornado in northeast Baltimore and Parkville. The action makes affected homeowners, businesses and non-profits eligible for low-interest loans to assist...
  • Showers, T-storms as cold front passes

     
    Showers, thunderstorms and the possibility of some violent weather are all on the menu today as a cold front crosses the state. The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel County and........