Ocean City Storm Was a Tornado: NWS - NBC4 Washington

Ocean City Storm Was a Tornado: NWS



    Possible Tornado in Ocean City, Md.

    A possible tornado tore through Ocean City Thursday afternoon. News4's Darcy Spencer shows us the damage and talks to some of the eyewitnesses (Published Friday, Sept. 16, 2011)

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a funnel cloud that damaged buildings and cars in Ocean City was a tornado.

    The NWS' Wakefield, Va., bureau says the tornado with an estimated wind speed of 60 mph to 70 mph began as a waterspout and continued onto land near 75th Street on Thursday afternoon. An on-site investigation on Saturday showed that the tornado, which earned the lowest ranking on the Enhanced Fujita Scale of EF0, had a half-mile path that was about 40 yards wide.

    Damage from the storm included broken windows and ripped home siding.  No injuries were reported.