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04augAll DayScotland (St. Marys County, MD)

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Start Time:  6:27 am EDT

End Time:  6:31 am EDT

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds:  80 mph

Path length: 1.5 miles

Width:  75 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  St. Marys

State:  Maryland

Start Lat/Lon:  38.093 / -76.365

End Lat/Lon:  38.114 / -76.369


Staff from NOAA’s National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC Weather Forecast Office in Sterling, VA, performed a survey of storm damage that occurred the morning of August 4, 2020, in St. Marys County, Maryland. At 6:27 AM EDT, a tornado rated EF-0 caused damage near Scotland, MD. The survey found tree damage along a portion of Point Lookout Road between St. Gabriels Manor Way and Fresh Pond Neck Road. First evidence of tornado touchdown was near the intersection of St. Gabriels Manor Way and Route 5/Point Lookout Rd where numerous tree limbs were down. As the tornado moved north-northwest, numerous trees were snapped or downed all along the 12800 block of Point Lookout Rd. An entire row of cedar trees was pushed over behind one residence. A resident who was home when the tornado passed over stated they heard a violent roaring sound, the house visibly shook, and then it was over in a matter of seconds. A row of trees behind the residence was uprooted during this time. The tornado lifted shortly before crossing Fresh Pond Neck Road at Point Lookout Rd and then touched down further north near the intersection of Curleys Rd and Point Lookout Rd knocking down a tree on Curleys Rd. The tornado finally knocked down a tree on a farm just northeast of the aforementioned intersection before lifting at 6:31 AM EDT.


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