Montgomery County Tornado Traveled 17.3 Miles - NBC4 Washington

Montgomery County Tornado Traveled 17.3 Miles



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    A storm cloud above Rockville, Md., Thursday.

    The tornado that hit parts of Montgomery County last week is one of the longest ever recorded in Maryland.

    The National Weather Service says the tornado carved a 17.3-mile path when it touched down Thursday afternoon.

    It touched down at 3:41 p.m. in North Potomac and stayed on the ground until 3:59 p.m. in Burtonsville.

    It was rated EF0 -- the weakest category for tornadoes.

    The longest tornado on record in Maryland is the one that hit La Plata in 2002. That tornado spent 38 miles on the ground.