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April 18, 2011

Tornadoes confirmed during Saturday's storms

Saturday's stormy weather has produced at least 4 tornado touchdowns in Maryland, according to the National Weather Service

An EF-0 tornado with maximum 70-80 mph winds touched down 3 miles southeast of Unionville in Frederick County, according to a preliminary storm report. An EF-1 tornado with maximum 90-100 mph winds touched down 3 miles northeast of New Market that destroyed several small barns and damaged a warehouse roof. Update: There were 2 EF-1 tornadoes in the New Market area within minutes of each other. Another EF-0 tornado hit 1 mile south of Deep Run in Carroll County that partially unroofed two barns and blew a tree into a home.

NWS plans to issue an updated report this afternoon. Stay tuned. 

Meanwhile, a flood warning is in effect until 7:10 p.m. today for Cecil and Harford counties near the Conowingo Dam. Minor flooding would begin at Port Deposit, the weather service said.

Did anyone experience these tornadoes? Tell us about it in the comments or share your photos here.  

Posted by Kim Walker at 12:53 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Tornadoes


Thanks for the information, but... What does one mile South of Deep Run mean? Deep Run is not a town, it's either a river or a road, each more than a mile long. The nearest town (I guess) is Union Mills. Where is the touchdown related to UM (or some other recognizable point)?

Yes, Deep Run is a road. Goes from Cherrytown Road, to Approximately Bachman Valley. As for the Union Mills tornado, Brown Road, next to rt 97 near Green Meadow is where the wind blew. Trees mostly, but one house near Charles Carrol school.

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