Monday’s storms produced tornadoes in parts of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland, the National Weather Service has confirmed.
The latest confirmation was in Frederick County, Maryland, in a rural area between Mt. Pleasant and Libertytown.
Some 150 trees were uprooted, snapped or damaged in the tornado’s path, which moved in an east-northeast direction for about three-quarters of a mile, NWS said.
The EF-1 tornado had peak winds of 90 mph and snapped and uprooted trees that fell on Old Annapolis Road and Chestnut Grove Road.
On Monday, another EF-1 tornado with peak winds of 90 mph produced extensive tree damage along an approximately ¾ mile long path between Libertytown and Mt. Pleasant in Frederick County, MD. Visit https://t.co/xcZIkIA9XS for more information on the tornado. pic.twitter.com/u1JdsYZ4fU
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) May 5, 2021
On Tuesday, meteorologists with the weather service confirmed an EF-1 tornado with a peak wind of 90 mph touched down Monday in Ranson in Jefferson County, West Virginia, which is about 6 miles west of Harpers Ferry.
Elsewhere, a tornado that struck Virginia’s Northumberland County Monday near the Chesapeake Bay destroyed one home and severely damaged a few others.
Monday’s stormy weather triggered several tornado warnings and other severe weather and flooding statements across the D.C. area.