National Weather Service confirms tornado near Pasadena

The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado passed through the Lake Shore neighborhood east of Pasadena in Anne Arundel County during Thursday's storm.

Officials at the National Weather Service said the tornado reached maximum winds of 80 mph, with a path as wide as 200 yards and as wide as one mile long, passing within a half mile of Chesapeake High, Chesapeake Middle and Bodkin Elementary schools.

The tornado formed at about 9:46 a.m. over Cornfield Creek, knocking a sailboat on its side and then moving toward Milburn Circle in Lake Shore, where it knocked down several trees.

The tornado left a trail of damage, running from southeast to northeast, and weakened, touching down a final time in the 8300 block of Dock Road at about 9:49 a.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of the tornado.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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