Nine Tornadoes Confirmed In Maryland During Friday's Storm | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Nine Tornadoes Confirmed In Maryland During Friday's Storm

Play associated audio

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least nine tornadoes touched down in Maryland during last week's storm.

Five tornadoes, including three in Montgomery County, one in Prince George's County and one in Carroll County were originally recorded last Friday afternoon between 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., according to weather service spokesman Ken Witt.  

They were classified as EF0 — the lowest classification on the scale used to categorize tornadoes based on damage they cause — with an estimated wind speed of 65 to 85 mph. The Montgomery County tornados touched down in Damascus and  Poolesville. The Prince George's County tornado formed over the Springdale area. 

Meanwhile, two stronger EF1 twisters were confirmed in Harford and Howard counties with estimated wind speeds of 86 to 110 mph. That pair is thought to have caused  more than $1 million in damage. 

Two more unclassified tornados were confirmed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, and in Virginia weather service meteorologists say one confirmed twister caused nearly $4.5 million in damage.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 30, 2015

You can use your imagination to place yourself at a Grateful Dead concert or at a 1930s-era circus.

NPR

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

WAMU 88.5

Troubles In Puerto Rico And Greece And What They Mean For Other Economies

Puerto Rico's governor says the U.S. territory cannot pay its billions in debt. Like Greece, it faces a long road to stability. We look at the fundamental economic problems in Puerto Rico and Greece, and how they could affect economies in the U.S. and worldwide.

WAMU 88.5

Pop Culture Trends in Video Gaming

More women on screen and more exploration are among the trends in video gaming this year. Tech Tuesday explores how pop culture and new technology are changing the gaming experience.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.