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Tropical Storm Isaias brought 9 confirmed tornadoes to Maryland

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for much of the Baltimore region until 1 p.m.

When Tropical Storm Isaias blew through the Mid-Atlantic last week, it spawned nine confirmed tornadoes in Maryland, according to the National Weather Service.

The nine Maryland tornadoes were among 36 tornadoes associated with last Tuesday’s storm overall.

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The Maryland tornadoes included:

  • An EF-2 tornado with a 3.8-mile path between Stockton and Girdletree in Worcester County.
  • An EF-2 tornado with a 1.3-mile path in Mardela Springs in Wicomico County.
  • An EF-1 tornado with a 1.7-mile path in Plum Point, near Huntingtown, in Calvert County.
  • An EF-1 tornado with a 5.3 mile path from Piney Point to Callaway in St. Mary’s County.
  • An EF-0 tornado with a 9.9-mile path from the Assateague Visitors Center to near Ocean Pines in Worcester County.
  • An EF-0 tornado with an 8-mile path from near Berlin to near Showell in Worcester County.
  • An EF-0 tornado with a 2.74-mile path near Quantico in Worcester County.
  • An EF-0 tornado with a 1.5-mile path from near Scotland to near Ridge in St. Mary’s County.
  • An EF-0 tornado with an 0.6-mile path south of Queenstown in Queen Anne’s County.

Meteorologists classify tornadoes using the Enhanced Fujita Scale. An EF-0 tornado has winds from 65 to 85 miles per hour. The strongest tornado is an EF-5, with winds greater than 200 miles per hour.

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Tornadoes were also confirmed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut.

In Delaware, an EF-1 tornado that cut a 29.2-mile path from Lebanon to Dover to Middletown was the longest tornado track ever recorded in that state, according to the National Weather Service.

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