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Tornadoes Confirmed in Florida, D.C.

7 Apr 2017, 6:07 pm

Three tornadoes were confirmed Friday after surveying damage, one in Florida and two in Washington D.C.

Tornado caught on camera from a ranger nearby the Jefferson Memorial on Thursday, April 6 in Washington, D.C.
Another view of the tornado in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 6 courtesy EarthCam (highlighted on the right)
Map of the two tornado reports in Washington, D.C. from Thursday, April 6 with information courtesy the National Weather Service
Fort Drum, FL storm damage after a tornado hit Thursday, April 6.
Map of the Fort Drum, FL tornado from Thursday, April 6 with information courtesy the National Weather Service.

These reports of tornadoes aren’t totally unusual or rare, but they are noteworthy. For one, it shows that tornadoes can and do hit in urban areas. Take the D.C. case as an example that cities are subject to tornadoes, wind damage, and life-threatening situations too, and not just rural areas. Secondly, Florida usually gets EF-1 or EF-0 tornadoes. To get an EF-2 is noteworthy because it is a stronger storm that happens less often. Thus, we often don’t know how *strong* a tornado may be when a warning comes out so you’ll want to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. In both cases thankfully, no serious injuries were reported, nor fatalities.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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