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May 3, 2011

Tornado outbreak recalls 1994 storms

FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:

April tornadoSome readers were surprised by the number of tornadoes confirmed in Maryland and Virginia in the wake of last week’s storms – up to 11 at last check, including four in Maryland. Outbreaks like that are uncommon here.

But it brought to mind the July 27, 1994 outbreak, which saw 21 tornadoes touch down in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Fourteen struck in Maryland. The four strongest, rated F-2, hit Charles, Anne Arundel and Kent counties. Four people were hurt, one in Maryland. 

(PHOTO: MMdrummer3153, screen shot from the YouTube video) 

Posted by Frank Roylance at 12:01 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: From the Sun's print edition, Sky Notes
        

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I was living in Severna Park at the time and heard one of those tornados. I thought it was the traffic noise from one of the highways but realized I had never heard that from the house before. A neighbor told me what was happening, and when I thought about it, it sounded just like the freight train without the whistles or horns, as some people have described the sound of a tornado. (Wasn't there some debate about a tornado lifting up and touching down more than once and being mistaken as more than one tornado?)

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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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