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National Weather Service Confirms 9 Maryland Tornadoes

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BALTIMORE (CBSDC/AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least nine tornadoes touched down in Maryland.

The weather service confirmed Sunday that nine tornadoes touched down in six counties across the state during a powerful storm Friday. Meteorologist Kevin Witt says surveys of other sites will continue and full results may be available later this week.

Witt says five tornadoes — three in Montgomery County, one in Prince George’s County and one in Carroll County — were classified as EF0 with estimated wind speeds of 65 mph to 85 mph. He says two stronger EF1 tornadoes were confirmed in Harford and Howard counties with estimated wind speeds of 86 mph to 110 mph.

Two more tornadoes were confirmed in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties, but they haven’t yet been classified.

Track any future storms that come through the DC, Maryland and Virgina areas on our weather page here.

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