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Tornadoes confirmed in northern VA from Thursday’s storms

Two tornado warnings with to confirmed tornadoes… one EF-0 and one EF-1, occurred last Thursday as a line of thunderstorms moved through central Virginia. Jason was out to document the flooding, but he found himself going after the tornado-warned storms as daylight faded. In the end, he got close, but he did not end up seeing a tornado.

The report: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/lwx/events/20110310tor.php

The description:

…TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN BEALETON VIRGINIA AND CHANTILLY VIRGINIA…

LOCATION…BEALETON IN FAUQUIER COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE…MARCH 10 2011
ESTIMATED TIME…617 PM TO 620 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH…4 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON…38.5750N / 77.7605W
ENDING LAT/LON…38.6189N / 77.7013W
* FATALITIES…NONE
* INJURIES…NONE
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT
TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND
PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

 

Severe storms roll through the region

An unexpectedly-powerful squall line moved through the region between 11pm-2am last night, causing a good number of wind reports and a possible tornado near Baltimore, MD. The few people that I have discussed the Baltimore storm with who live in the area believe it was more likely straight-line winds or a micro-burst. Trees down across power lines and roads made the morning commute troublesome for some in VA and MD today.

Here is a link reporting on the possible Balitmore tornado: Severe storm damages dozens of homes in [Baltimore], Parkville area

As of 7am, more than 22,000 customers were without power in northern VA, MD and Delmarva, according to estimates totaled from four local and regional power companies.

More updates on the severe weather as reports and images/video come in.


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UPDATE: 1:00 PM ET

Damage pictures, via WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/slideshow/weather/25822631/detail.html

Videos, again via WBAL: http://www.wbaltv.com/r/25822434/detail.html
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UPDATE: 4:00 PM ET

From the Baltimore Sun: Photo Gallery of Baltimore damage