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EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Maryland

8 Aug 2017, 2:41 pm

A tornado that touched down in Maryland’s eastern shore was confirmed to be of EF-1 strength, the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday.

The tornado did significant damage to the city of about 30,000 people. According to WeatherNation affiliate Fox 45 in Baltimore, damage was done to several cars and buildings in the area, but no injuries or fatalities were reported.

Maximum winds with the tornado, which touched down around 1:40pm EDT on Monday, were estimated to be around 105 miles-per-hour (MPH), making it a high-end EF-1. It was on the ground for a mile-and-a-half.

It was the first August EF-1 or greater tornado in Maryland since 1999.

Severe weather isn’t expected in the region in the next few days, but as always, stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the severe weather forecast.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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