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Tornado confirmed in Harford early morning storms Aug. 13

By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun

11:16 AM EDT, August 26, 2013

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Two weeks after the fact, the National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado struck between Churchville and Belcamp in Harford County.

It lasted but a minute, from 6:01 a.m. to 6:02 a.m., along a one-mile stretch, according to the National Weather Service. It had maximum winds of 70 mph. It was rated an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, the category of tornadoes with the lowest intensity.

Damage was confined to trees in the area. Damage was found off of Calvary Road just north of its intersection with South Fountain Green Road, and stretched to the 3100 block of Nova Scotia Road, where a tree was uprooted.

The stretch is a rural area just south of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Stoney Demonstration State Forest.

Other storm damage in Harford near Havre de Grace was deemed to be the result of severe straight-line winds, not a tornado, according to the weather service.

After a mostly quiet stretch of weather since then, more storms are possible this week. Storms are possible Tuesday through Thursday, according to the weather service. The weather service's Storm Prediction Center includes Maryland in an area with a slight risk of severe storms Tuesday and Wednesday.