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07febAll DayDawsonville (Montgomery County, MD)

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Start Time:  7:28 am EST 

End Time: 7:29 am EST

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds: 80 mph

Path length: 2.3 miles

Width: 75 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Montgomery

State:  Maryland

Start Lat/Lon: 39.1301 / -77.3464

End Lat/Lon: 39.1431 / -77.3113


Staff from NOAA’s National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington Weather Forecast Office located in Sterling, VA performed a survey of storm damage that occurred in west-central Montgomery County MD near Boyds.  This survey, coupled with radar analysis from the KLWX WSR-88D radar and an FAA Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TIAD), concluded that a tornado rated EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale impacted portions of west-central Montgomery County MD near Boyds and Dawsonville.

Initial damage was noted on Darnestown Road (Rt 28) between White Ground Rd and Sugarland Rd where several softwood trees were topped and fell across utility lines on Darnestown Rd.

After passing over largely rural fields and woodlands the tornado damaged several structures at a dog training facility in the 14000 block of Schaeffer Road.  Here an open facing storage outbuilding was flattened.  Roofing material carried from the destroyed outbuilding damaged two other office trailer structures.  A 10 foot 2×4 impaled the side of one of the office trailers while another 2×4 impaled the roof of the second office trailer.   Some tree damage was noted just to the northeast of this facility but all damage ended shortly thereafter.


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