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Forecasters investigate possible tornado damage in West Virginia, Maryland – Washington, District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia 2021-05-04 09:26:51 –

Meteorologists visit the town of Lanson in Jefferson County, West Virginia, about six miles west of Harpers Ferry to determine if fallen trees or roof damage was caused by a tornado.

A radar scan of a tornado warning Supercell thunderstorm moving from West Virginia to Maryland on Monday night. (Courtesy: RadarScope)

The National Weather Service will send a team to investigate whether the tornado landed near the border between West Virginia and Maryland during the stormy weather on Monday evening.

Meteorologists will investigate the town of Lanson in Jefferson County, West Virginia, about six miles west of Harpers Ferry to determine if fallen trees or roof damage was caused by a tornado.

NWS forecaster Luis Rosa said a meteorologist at the Sterling office of the Meteorological Service Tracked a thunderstorm From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, there are signs of strong rotation on the radar passing through the Lanson area.

storm Prompted a tornado warning Part of Jefferson County, and part of Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia.

“For those who are in the direct path of the tornado touchdown, the scattered debris is dangerous for those caught without shelter,” the warning read. “Roofs, siding and windows can be damaged. Mobile homes can be damaged or destroyed. Tree damage can occur.”

Received by the emergency operator At least 5 reports Examples of storm damage scattered between Lanson and Martinsburg, including roofs blown from mobile homes:

Lanson’s forestry products business suffered structural damage:

Some residents of Frederick, Carroll, and Baltimore counties in Maryland later noticed the addition of tornado warnings. Rosa said the damage in these areas was less severe than in the west, and forecasters would scrutinize radar data more closely before deciding whether to investigate further.

Further storms are expected in the Washington, DC region on Tuesday afternoon, with a slight risk of tornadoes, primarily on the eastern side, from the south district of Interstate 95 to Richmond.

WTOP’s Acacia James contributed to this report.

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