Another tornado confirmed…MD/VA total up to 11

With the finding of tornado damage near Reston in Fairfax County, VA, the Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office of The National Weather Service has updated the number of confirmed tornadoes that touched down in Maryland and Virginia last Wednesday and Thursday, April 27th and 28th…the total now stands at 11.  Their complete report can be found here:  Confirmed Tornadoes.  Most of the tornadoes were on the weaker end of the Enhance Fujita Scale with maximum winds of 65-110 mph.  The strongest tornado was an EF-2 storm with winds near 130 mph and tracked for over 33 miles through western Virginia from near Fulks Run in Rockingham County to St. Luke in Shenandoah County.  So far the team of National Weather Service meteorologists has confirmed four tornadoes touched down in Maryland; one near Andrew’s AFB, one near Breton Bay in St. Mary’s County, one in Westminster, and one just east of Hampstead on Mt. Carmel Road in northwestern Baltimore County.

Nationwide the tornado investigations continue as well, with the second EF-5 tornado of the historic outbreak confirmed in Mississippi.  For reports on the two confirmed EF-5 tornadoes click here:

Hackleburg, Alabama EF-5 Tornado

Smithville, Mississippi EF-5 Tornado

Tom Tasselmyer

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