NWS Confirms Tornado Near Harwood Maryland Yesterday

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR HARWOOD MD TORNADO EVENT TUESDAY JULY 5, 2022...

RATING: EFU
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UNKNOWN
PATH LENGTH: 0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JUL 5 2022
START TIME: 555 PM EDT
START LOCATION: 1 N HARWOOD MD
START LAT/LON: 38.896/-76.599

END DATE: JUL 5 2022
END TIME: 556 PM EDT
END LOCATION: 1 N HARWOOD MD
END LAT/LON: 38.895/-76.597

A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM SPAWNED A BRIEF TORNADO JUST NORTH OF
HARWOOD, MD (4 SOUTHWEST OF LONDONTOWNE) IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON JULY 5, 2022, BETWEEN 5:55 AND 5:56 PM EDT.

THIS SUPERCELL ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED ALONG THE HOWARD/MONTGOMERY
COUNTY LINE AS A RESULT OF A REMNANT MESOSCALE CONVECTIVE VORTEX
(MCV) MOVING THROUGH THE REGION WHICH HAD EARLIER MOVED THROUGH
THE OHIO VALLEY EARLIER IN THE DAY. IT EVOLVED INTO A CLUSTER OF
CELLS INITIALLY BEFORE SPLITTING OFF INTO AN INDIVIDUAL SUPERCELL
THAT WOULD DEVELOP ROTATION AS IT MOVED OUT OF SOUTHEASTERN
MONTGOMERY COUNTY INTO NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY. THE
CELL DROPPED A TORNADO EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON NEAR BOWIE, AND
WOULD THEN CYCLE TO PRODUCE THE SECOND TORNADO IN HARWOOD.

A BROADCAST MEDIA PARTNER PROVIDED VIDEO AND EYEWITNESS EVIDENCE
OF A BRIEF SPIN-UP TORNADO WHILE LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF
BIRDSVILLE RD AND SOLOMONS ISLAND RD. THIS INDIVIDUAL NOTED THAT
THE TORNADO WAS LOCATED JUST TO THEIR NORTH IN AN OPEN FIELD AND
WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT ONE MINUTE.

KLWX WSR-88D DOPPLER RADAR IN STERLING VA DEPICTED A BRIEF
VELOCITY COUPLET THAT CORRESPONDED TO THE LOCATION OF THE VIDEO
DESCRIBED ABOVE.

THE BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN STERLING,
THANKS OUR BROADCATST MEDIA PARTNERS WHO WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE
EVIDENCE OF A TORNADO ON THE GROUND.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EFU.........UNKNOWN WIND SPEED
EF0.........65 TO 85 MPH
EF1.........86 TO 110 MPH
EF2.........111 TO 135 MPH
EF3.........136 TO 165 MPH
EF4.........166 TO 200 MPH
EF5.........>200 MPH

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