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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
143 PM EDT THU MAY 20 2021

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FROM MONDAY MAY 3RD: TWO ADDITIONAL 
TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN FREDERICK AND CARROLL COUNTIES IN MARYLAND...


...CONFIRMED EF-1 TORNADO NEAR UNIONVILLE, IN EASTERN FREDERICK COUNTY, 
MARYLAND...

LOCATION.......................UNIONVILLE IN FREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...........................MAY 3, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME.................8:35 TO 8:36 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING........EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH.............150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH....................0.7 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON..............39.482N / 77.153W 
ENDING LAT/LON.................39.490N / 77.147W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES.....0

* 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...

AFTER PRODUCING A CONFIRMED TORNADO EARLIER IN FREDERICK COUNTY, 
MARYLAND, NEAR MT. PLEASANT, A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED 
ANOTHER BRIEF TORNADO FURTHER EAST SHORTLY AFTER 8:30 P.M. EDT IN 
EXTREME EAST-CENTRAL FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND, NEAR UNIONVILLE. 

DAMAGE FROM THIS TORNADO WAS LARGELY CONFINED TO A FARM IN THE 
14700 BLOCK OF BARNES ROAD THAT SUFFERED TREE AND FARM EQUIPMENT
DAMAGE, AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO LARGE SHEDS. THE TORNADO 
INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN THERE AS IT ENTERED A WOODED AREA, CARVING 
A CLEAR PATH THROUGH A SECTION OF LARGE TREES, WITH MOST TREES 
FALLING IN A CONVERGENT MANNER ON THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF A FARM. 
SLIGHTLY MORE TREES WERE UPROOTED THAN SNAPPED, BUT BOTH WERE 
EVIDENT.

AS THE TORNADO EXITED THE WOODS IT PUSHED OVER A PIECE OF FARM 
EQUIPMENT AND SCATTERED DEBRIS ACROSS THE FARM FIELD. AS IT 
CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE FARM WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE STRUCTURES
AND EQUIPMENT, SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE OCCURRED. THREE LARGE FARM 
SHEDS WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. FARM EQUIPMENT WAS 
MOVED. CALF HUTCHES WERE THROWN NORTH, NORTHEAST INTO THE FIELD. 
OTHER SHEDS WERE DAMAGED AND HAD DEBRIS THROWN TO THE SOUTHEAST. 
THE TORNADO LIFTED AS IT REACHED THE NORTHEAST END OF THE FARM.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK FREDERICK 
COUNTY’S DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND THE PUBLIC 
REPORTS FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS TORNADO CONFIRMATION.

&&

...CONFIRMED EF-0 TORNADO NEAR NEW WINDSOR, IN WESTERN CARROLL COUNTY
MARYLAND...

LOCATION.......................NEW WINDSOR IN CARROLL COUNTY MARYLAND
DATE...........................MAY 3, 2021
ESTIMATED TIME.................8:47 TO 8:48 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING........EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH.............75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH....................0.2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON..............39.511N / 77.084W 
ENDING LAT/LON.................39.513N / 77.081W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES.....0

* 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...

AFTER PRODUCING TWO CONFIRMED TORNADOES IN FREDERICK COUNTY, 
MARYLAND, A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED ANOTHER BRIEF TORNADO 
FURTHER EAST IN WESTERN CARROLL COUNTY, NEAR NEW WINDSOR, 
MARYLAND, SHORTLY AFTER 8:45 P.M. EDT.

THE TORNADO DAMAGED TWO FARM PROPERTIES ON THE 2200 BLOCK OF 
BOWERSOX ROAD. ABOUT 10 TREES ON THE PROPERTIES WERE UPROOTED IN 
MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS, ONE OF WHICH FELL ON AN OLD BARN. SOME LARGE 
BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED. TWO OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. ONE WAS A 
CALF SHED THAT WAS UNROOFED AND THEN DESTROYED, KILLING THE CALF
INSIDE WITH FLYING DEBRIS. ANOTHER SMALL SHED WAS SIMILARLY
UNROOFED AND DESTROYED. DEBRIS FROM BOTH OUTBUILDINGS WAS BLOWN TO
THE LEFT OF THE TRACK. NO DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO THE RESIDENTIAL 
HOME, AND MANY TREES AMONG THE UPROOTED TREES WERE UNDAMAGED. WIND
GUSTS WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE PEAKED AROUND 80 MPH. ADDITIONAL,
MORE ISOLATED TREE DAMAGE CAUSED BY STRONG THUNDERSTORM WINDS
EXISTED TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT OF THE PATH IN THIS AREA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK CARROLL COUNTY’S
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION, AND THE PUBLIC REPORTS WE RECEIVED
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS TORNADO CONFIRMATION.


EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0.........65 TO 85 MPH
EF1.........86 TO 110 MPH
EF2.........111 TO 135 MPH
EF3.........136 TO 165 MPH
EF4.........166 TO 200 MPH
EF5.........>200 MPH

$$

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