NWS: Columbia storm damage caused by tornado

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According to a National Weather Service team, the storm damage on Tamar Drive in Columbia was confirmed to be caused by a tornado. Four NWS teams are investigating reports of possible tornado damage across Maryland. Meteorologists from Montgomery and Howard counties allowed 11 News to accompany them during the investigation.

                Wednesday night's severe storms in Maryland brought heavy rain and rotation, leading to multiple tornado warnings and significant damage in various areas. Some of the hardest-hit areas were in Montgomery County, where videos shared on social media showed storm conditions and funnel clouds that resembled tornado activity. Multiple tornado warnings were in effect simultaneously across several counties.

                By the evening, the storms had moved through several counties but persisted in others, particularly in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford counties, and Baltimore City. Flooding became a concern in low-lying areas as the storms progressed.

                Various counties in Maryland were under tornado warnings and reported tornado activity, with damage and downed trees and power lines in several locations. Residents were advised to avoid downed wires and stay safe during the severe weather conditions.

                The National Weather Service issued warnings across different counties, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Harford County, Howard County, and Montgomery County. Reports of damage, such as fallen trees and house damage, were widespread in Montgomery County.

                Residents were urged to stay informed about severe weather alerts and take necessary precautions during the storms. The National Weather Service emphasized the importance of safety during severe weather events, including avoiding flooded roads and downed power lines.

                Meteorologist Ava Marie forecasted multiple rounds of storms capable of heavy rain, strong winds, or isolated tornadoes. Flash flooding was a concern, especially near streams and low-lying roads. The National Weather Service issued a Flood Watch for the Baltimore metro area until 10 p.m.

                Drivers were cautioned about reduced visibility and flooded roads, with up to 1-2 inches of rain expected in some areas. The weather conditions were monitored closely as severe storms continued across Maryland.

                Residents were advised to download the WBAL-TV app and turn on push alerts to receive severe weather warnings and stay updated on the developing weather situation. Safety tips and precautions were provided to help residents stay safe during the severe weather conditions.Send your images and recordings to news@wbaltv.com.

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BALTIMORE — UPDATE (June 6): A tornado caused storm damage on Tamar Drive in Columbia, as confirmed by a National Weather Service team to 11 News.

Four National Weather Service teams are investigating possible tornado damage in Maryland. A meteorologist in Montgomery and Howard counties allowed 11 News to follow along with them.

ORIGINAL STORY (June 5): Severe storms on Wednesday night brought heavy rain and rotation, leading to numerous tornado warnings and significant damage in Maryland.
Areas heavily affected by the storms are in Montgomery County. Videos on social media showed storm conditions and funnel clouds consistent with tornadoes.

Around 8:30 p.m., five tornado warnings were simultaneously in effect in north-central Baltimore, southern Harford, eastern Howard, northwestern Anne Arundel, and southwestern Baltimore counties.

By 8:45 p.m., the storms moved out of Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery counties but persisted in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Harford counties, and Baltimore City, especially in the Arbutus area heading northeast.

The severe weather began to move east by 9:30 p.m., with flooding becoming a concern in low-lying areas.

Anne Arundel County
– Northwest Anne Arundel County tornado warning expired at 8:45 p.m.

Baltimore City
– Baltimore City tornado warning canceled at 9:16 p.m.

Baltimore County
– A weather service spotter reported a tornado crossing Interstate 95 near Interstate 195 in Arbutus, with multiple trees and power lines down.
– Tornado warning canceled at 10:02 p.m.
– Southeast Baltimore County under tornado warning extended to 10:15 p.m.
– Radar-confirmed tornado near Bowleys Quarters and Middle River, moving east at 25 mph.
– Confirmed tornado near Arbutus, moving east at 25 mph.

– Tornado warnings issued in Frederick County, Carroll, and north-central Baltimore counties, particularly in Kingsville, Cockeysville, Perry Hall, and Middle River.

Eastern Shore
– Northern Kent County under tornado warning until 10:15 p.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: Meteorologist Ava Marie reported multiple rounds of storms.Thunderstorms are expected to begin in the mid-afternoon on Wednesday with the potential for heavy rain, strong winds, or an isolated tornado. There is a risk of flash flooding near streams and low-lying roads, and temperatures will range from the upper 70s to low 80s.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch until 10 p.m. for the Baltimore metro area, particularly in Howard County. High atmospheric moisture levels may lead to intense downpours during thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

Around 1-2 inches of rainfall is anticipated, with localized areas possibly experiencing up to 3 inches. Drivers should prepare for slower commutes due to reduced visibility and be cautious of flooded roads. Avoid driving through flooded areas as just 1-2 feet of swiftly moving water can float most vehicles.

Wednesday evening will bring more heavy showers followed by scattered showers overnight. Temperatures will only decrease to the low 70s before a slightly warmer but less humid Thursday.

Thursday will also be an Impact Weather Day with scattered showers and potential thunderstorms in the morning. Temperatures will climb to the mid-80s as rain chances persist through Friday, with isolated afternoon showers possible.

On Alert Days or Impact Days in the forecasts, the WBAL-TV 11 Weather Team warns of weather that could disrupt normal routines or pose severe, life-threatening threats.

Potential power outages may occur due to storm conditions like tree limbs falling on power lines. Baltimore Gas and Electric advises customers to report outages promptly through various channels. Information on outages, including numbers and locations, can be found on the BGE outage map.

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