UPDATE 7/24/2017 3:30 pm:

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
327 PM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

…TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR STEVENSVILLE IN QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY
MARYLAND…

Location…Bay City and Stevensville in Queen Anne’s County Maryland
Date…07/24/2017
Estimated Time…0129 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating…EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed…125 mph
Maximum Path Width…150 yards
Path Length…2 miles Beginning
Lat/Lon…38.970809, -76.343164
Ending lat/Lon…38.979050, -76.308880
* Fatalities…0
* Injuries…1

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

…Summary…
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has confirmed a
tornado near Stevensville in Queen Anne’s County Maryland on
07/24/2017.

A waterspout developed over the Chesapeake Bay between Annapolis
and Stevensville, Maryland just south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
as estimated by radar velocity from the Baltimore-Washington
Airport Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. The waterspout moved
ashore at 129 AM in the Bay City Area of Kent Island and then
traveled northeast toward Stevensville, Maryland where it lifted
at 133 AM after being on the ground for about 2 miles.

Maximum winds were estimated at 125 mph which makes this an EF2
tornado. Several wood framed townhomes had the upper floors
entirely lifted off along with the roof; several other homes had
either roofs lifted off and tossed or received other damage. One
business was destroyed. There was one injury to a person who was
punctured by debris. In addition, there were trees and power lines
down and some gas leaks were reported along with a structure fire
to a home.

Additional information will be added to this report once the
survey team returns to the Mount Holly NWS office this evening.

We would like to thank the County Officials in Queen Anne’s County
for their coordination and assistance in conducting this survey.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/phi.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0…Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1…Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2…Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3…Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4…Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5…Wind speeds greater than 200 mph


Queen Anne’s County, MD-  On Sunday, July 23, 2017, a strong lines of storms moved across the central part of Maryland and across the Chesapeake Bay. Initial reports show winds in excess of 60 mph. The National Weather Service Station, Mount Holly is on the scene surveying the damage to determine if this was strong winds or in fact a tornado. 

 

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
1015 AM EDT Mon Jul
24 2017

…PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…

…Preliminary storm survey scheduled for Monday, July 24, 2017
for Stevensville in Queen Anne’s County Maryland…

The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ will
conduct a storm survey Monday, July 24, 2017 in Stevensville
in Queen Anne’s County Maryland. The survey is in relation
to the severe thunderstorms that moved through the area
overnight.

A final assessment including results of the survey are expected
to be completed and transmitted via a Public Information Statement
by Monday evening.

It will also be available on our website at weather.gov/phi

 

Images courtesy of Facebook from various residents.