Tornado Confirmed in Southern Maryland - NBC4 Washington

Tornado Confirmed in Southern Maryland



    Tornado Confirmed in Southern Maryland
    Patricia Link
    Officials confirmed that a tornado/water spout was spotted in southern Maryland on Tuesday. Check out viewer images. Here is a picture Patricia Link took on Golden Beach Road in Mechanicsville.

    Law enforcement confirmed a tornado on the ground in southern Maryland Tuesday afternoon.

    At 5:56 p.m., the tornado was near Hallowing Point and moving northwest at 5 mph.

    Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer described it as a weak tornado that started as a waterspout over the Patuxent River.

    A tornado warning for eastern Charles, northern St. Mary's, southeastern Prince George's and western Calvert counties expired at 6:30 p.m., by which time the storm had mostly dissipated and didn't seem likely to pose a further threat, Kammerer said.

    People in the warned area were warned to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows, or if outdoors or in a mobile home or vehicle, to move to the closest substantial shelter and beware of flying debris.

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