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NWS confirms 2 tornadoes touched down Tuesday in Maryland

July 7th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The National Weather Service confirmed two brief tornadoes formed Tuesday afternoon in Maryland.  WBAL reports an EF1 tornado lasted about four minutes and caused significant tree damage in the northwestern part of Bowie. The weather service said a supercell thunderstorm spawned a brief tornado between 5:31 p.m. and 5:34 p.m. The tornado had peak winds of 90 mph and lasted for about a mile with a width of 125 yards.  No fatalities or injuries were reported from the storm.

The weather service said the tornado caused extensive tree damage in the Somerset subdivision just north of Bowie with multiple reports of trees down in the area, particularly along Buckingham Drive.

The weather service said the tornado initially touched down around Tarragon Land and tracked east over the Bowie High School Annex before tracking into the Somerset subdivision in the "B" and "S" areas of Bowie, where the majority of the damage was observed. The tornado then lifted just before reaching southern portions of Whitemarsh Park.

Weather service Doppler radar depicted a tight velocity couplet that corresponds to the location of the damage that officials found