NWS confirms 3 tornadoes in Maryland

Tornado NWS confirms 3 tornadoes in MarylandUPDATE: The National Weather Service has now confirmed a fourth tornado in the Woodbine area from Monday’s outbreak.

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday confirmed that three tornadoes struck the state of Maryland during Monday’s heavy storms.

A potential fourth tornado in Howard County is still being reviewed at this hour.

The three twisters, which struck in Fork, Locust Point and Coltons Point, were all listed as EF-0 tornadoes.

The tornado in the Fork area had a path of about 100 yards and a wind speed of about 80 mph. Six trees were uprooted in the area of Mount Vista Estates. The NWS says the storm was on the ground for about two minutes just before 3:30 p.m. ET.

The Locust Point tornado was a bit smaller with a maximum path width of about 75 yards. The wind speed of that storm was also 80 mph. A building at the South Locust Point Marine Terminal was damaged as the twister/waterspout crossed land at around 3:45 p.m.

Surveyors also inspected the site of the Coltons Point tornado and say that storm packed max wind speeds of 65 mph and a path width of approximately 50 yards. Minor tree and roof damage was reported at the intersection of Colton Point Road and Route 242. Officials say the storm was likely the extension of a waterspout that crossed the Potomac River around 9 p.m.

The NWS is also working to confirm a fourth potential tornado in the Woodbine area. A report on that survey is expected on Wednesday.

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