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April 27, 2011

Tornado Warnings approach Baltimore

Tornado Warnings have been posted for portions of Baltimore's Suburbs. Funnel clouds have been reported in Howard and PG counties:

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR
BALTIMORE...HOWARD AND CARROLL COUNTIES...

AT 745 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO
INDICATE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO.  THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ELLICOTT CITY...OR 8 MILES NORTH OF
COLUMBIA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  RANDALLSTOWN...
  MILFORD MILL...

NWSPRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING AND AVOID WINDOWS. IF OUTDOORS OR IN A MOBILE HOME OR
VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT
YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

ALSO:

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT FOR PRINCE
GEORGES AND ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTIES...

AT 742 PM EDT...A DEVELOPING TORNADO WAS LOCATED JUST EAST OF
BOWIE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF
PRODUCING TORNADOES.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  MILLERSVILLE...
  GAMBRILLS...
  CROWNSVILLE...
  ODENTON...
  SEVERNA PARK...
  HERALD HARBOR...
  SHERWOOD FOREST...
  RIDGEWAY...
  PASADENA...
  RIVERDALE...
  SOUTH GATE...
  CHELSEA BEACH...

Let us know if you spot a tornado or see severe storm damage.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 7:52 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Tornadoes, Watches and warnings
        

Comments

Frank,
Do you think the rest of the night will be ok? Also, what you expect for tomorrow when the front begins to move through?

FR: As grateful as we are for our faithful readers, it's important to keep in mind that this is a one-man weather blog, NOT a 24/7 weather service. When severe weather threatens, especially at night, we are all well-advised to have a NOAA Weather Radio handy, and to monitor radio and TV broadcasts.

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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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