Thursday April 6 – Severe weather was advertised all week as we tracked the southern storm heading our way. Despite the cooler air holding many in the 50s, the weather put on quite a show and possibly produced a tornado. The photos many shared with me ranged from cool clouds, storm damage, and even a spectacular rainbow. Here is a look at the storm scenes across our region:

Was there a tornado?

There was a tornado warning in northern Virginia, which could be associated with this. But it was not the only report of the potential. This photo is either an intense rain shaft or a rain wrapped funnel clouds. This was spotted by Allen Saucedo in Locust Grove, VA. He said there was lost of tree damage in this area after passing by.

Harford County Maryland?

Melanie Copper reported rotation and debris in Abingdon, MD. I am looking to corroborate confirm this report

Shelf Cloud On The Chesapeake Bay

Thanks to Kirk Groves

 

Cool Clouds

I saw these long clouds stretched across the entire sky between heavy rain bands as the center of Low Pressure passed overhead mid afternoon.

 

 

Mammatus Clouds

These pouches are from multiple downdrafts that are often a sign of a severe storm that is past its peak and weakening.  Maria captured these (and a rainbow) in Rockville, MD

Wind Damage

Dundalk- Tree down with wires by an Elementary School. Stephanie Malanowski- Martin‎ captured this….

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Mitchellville Maryland outside of Bowie? Two barns on family farm destroyed as reported by Justin Harvard

Washington DC- Severe Storm criteria has winds over 58 mph. It looks like that was easily achieved to push down these trees.

There is a truck under this tree… according to Christina

 

Gonzaga high school in DC from Dave Taylor

 

Heavy Rain

Over 2 inches of rain along the Maryland and Pennsylvania border into York County. This is the Stewartstown Bridge from Scott Stevenson

 

Double Rainbow

Calvert County after the first wave of storms

 

Maria from Rockville captured this rainbow after seeing the mammals clouds shown above.

 

 

Storm Smart: My STEM Assembly Program

Click here to see the details and how this educational program is also a fundraiser for schools. We can start scheduling for May now.

Wind Damage Reports For Our Region

 

Time 61 Location Town State Report
1630 61 POINT LOOKOUT ANZ537 MD 3804 7632 (LWX)
1633 UNK THORNHILL ORANGE VA 3815 7797 MULTIPLE TREES MORE THAN 1 FT IN DIAMETER DOWN. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE FROM WIND AND A BARN WAS BLOWN DOWN (LWX)
1640 UNK GREENCASTLE FRANKLIN PA 3979 7773 TREES/WIRES DOWN IN ANTRIM TWP/WILLIAMSON AVE AREA. ALSO REPORTED BY SPOTTER/PRINT MEDIA (CTP)
1643 UNK 1 NE SOUTH NORFOLK CITY OF CHESAPEAK VA 3681 7627 TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN AT RICHMOND AND JACKSON AVE. (AKQ)
1645 UNK 1 SW GWYNN MATHEWS VA 3750 7630 TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN ALONG RISBY TOWN RD ON GWYNN ISLAND. (AKQ)
1645 UNK RICHARDSVILLE CULPEPER VA 3840 7773 TREES DOWN ON POWER LINES IN RICHARDSVILLE. (LWX)
1650 UNK REMINGTON FAUQUIER VA 3853 7781 TREES DOWN IN REMINGTON. (LWX)
1709 UNK 3 SSE GREENWICH FAUQUIER VA 3871 7764 DOZENS OF TREES DOWN. (LWX)
1710 UNK 2 SSE HICKORY CITY OF CHESAPEAK VA 3663 7621 NUMEROUS TREES AND LINES DOWN IN THE HICKORY AREA ALONG SOUTH BATTLEFIELD … DELIA RD … HEAD OF RIVER AND EHTERIDGE. (AKQ)
1710 UNK KING GEORGE KING GEORGE VA 3827 7718 TREES DOWN IN KING GEORGE ALONG 301. ONE INTO HOUSE. (LWX)
1714 UNK 3 WSW BULL RUN PRINCE WILLIAM VA 3876 7757 TREES DOWN OFF SUDLEY MANOR ROAD. (LWX)
1715 59 INDEPENDENT HILL PRINCE WILLIAM VA 3863 7744 (LWX)
1721 59 1 E MANASSAS CITY OF MANASSAS VA 3875 7746 (LWX)
1724 UNK 1 WSW FAIRFAX STATION FAIRFAX VA 3880 7734 LARGE TREE DOWN BLOCKING PART OF SOUTHBOUND FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY NEAR INTERSECTION OF BURKE CENTER PARKWAY (LWX)
1727 UNK 2 SSE ARCOLA LOUDOUN VA 3892 7752 TREE ON CAR. (LWX)
1738 UNK 1 S CHERRYDALE ARLINGTON VA 3889 7711 SEVERAL TREES AND POWER POLES SNAPPED. (LWX)
1740 UNK 1 SSW THE MALL DISTRICT OF COLUM DC 3888 7703 TREES SNAPPED NEAR TIDAL BASIN. (LWX)
1800 UNK 2 N BOWIE PRINCE GEORGES MD 3898 7674 TREES DOWN. (LWX)
1805 59 1 S BOWIE PRINCE GEORGES MD 3894 7674 (LWX)
1811 UNK 1 E STERLING PARK LOUDOUN VA 3900 7739 TREE UPROOTED … SIDING MISSING (LWX)
1826 61 4 ESE CAPE ST. CLAIRE ANZ531 MD 3902 7638 (LWX)
1830 UNK PIMLICO BALTIMORE CITY MD 3936 7668 ROOF BLOWN OFF OF APARTMENT BUILDING. (LWX)
1832 58 1 N BALT-WASH INTL ARPT ANNE ARUNDEL MD 3918 7667 (LWX)
1840 66 1 ENE WHITE MARSH BALTIMORE MD 3939 7644 (LWX)
1844 UNK 1 NNW EDGEWOOD HARFORD MD 3944 7631 TREES DOWN ON ROUTE 24 BETWEEN 7 AND EDGEWOOD ROAD. (LWX)
1850 62 3 ESE CHASE ANZ531 MD 3936 7632 (LWX)
1852 UNK 2 WNW HAVRE DE GRACE HARFORD MD 3956 7613 TREE LIMBS DOWN IN THE 2000 BLOCK OF LEVEL ROAD. (LWX)
1858 58 OCEAN CITY CAPE MAY NJ 3927 7460 (PHI)
1904 60 4 W SASSAFRAS CECIL MD 3937 7588 (PHI)
1905 67 6 ESE HAVRE DE GRACE ANZ530 MD 3951 7599 (LWX)
1910 UNK ELKTON CECIL MD 3960 7582 TREES AND WIRES REPORTED DOWN IN THE ELKTON AREA. (PHI)

 

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Faith in the Flakes

The store is closing for the season. Next week we wil be shifting back to spring mode. This will include a severe weather STEM assembly program.