04augAll DaySolomons (Calbert County, MD)


Start Time:  6:52 am EDT

End Time:  6:53 am EDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  90 mph

Path length:  0.9 miles

Width:  175 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Calvert

State:  Maryland

Start Lat/Lon:  38.3336 / -76.4782

End Lat/Lon:  38.3435 / -76.4700

One of four confirmed tornadoes spawned by Tropical Storm Isaias over lower southern Maryland touched down along Point Patience Drive between the Navy Recreation Center Solomons Fishing Pier and Third Cove. The tornado tracked northeastward roughly along Patuxent Drive, uprooting and snapping numerous trees along its path. The trees fell in a convergent manner over a path of nearly one mile long and about 175 yards wide, indicating a tornadic circulation was in contact with the ground. Two recreational vehicles on the Navy facility were smashed by falling trees. Fortunately there were no occupants at the time. Trees fell on numerous recreational facilities on the compound, and damage was noted to outdoor umbrellas at the pool which were rated for hurricane force winds. NWS 88D Doppler Radar, as well as the FAA Terminal Doppler Weather Radars TDCA and TADW all indicated strong rotation over this area. The tornadic damage ended near the north end of the Naval facility, and no damage was noted in the adjacent residential community to the north. Many other scattered trees were knocked down all across Calvert County and lower southern Maryland due to winds associated with Tropical Storm Isaias. The NWS thanks the Navy Recreation Center (NRC) Solomons for their assistance with this damage survey.


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