BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The National Weather Service has confirmed at least five separate tornadoes touched down in Maryland Friday morning.
Survey crews determined an EF-1 tornado touched down in northeastern Cecil County near the Pine Hill Apartments in Elkton.
It was on the ground for less than a mile before lifting.
A number of trees were uprooted but no major damage to buildings was reported. No injuries were reported either.
A survey team from our office has confirmed a tornado of preliminary intensity EF-1 touched down in northeastern Cecil County, MD this morning. Additional details will follow in a later statement. https://t.co/DZJ9DV7z8V #MDwx
— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) February 7, 2020
Two tornadoes, an EF-1 and an EF-0, touched down in Montgomery County just before 7:30 a.m. The EF-1 happened near Dickerson and the EF-0 happened near Boyds. Both lasted only around a minute.
The EF-1 tornado touched down near the Potomac River near Martinsville Road and took the roof off a barn and flattened a pole barn. It spun up northeast of a storm cell that dropped an EF-0 tornado in Leesburg, Virginia.
The EF-0 tornado in Montgomery County had a path of more than two miles stretching from Route 28 between White Ground Road and Sugarland Road and the 14000 block of Schaeffer Road, where several buildings at a dog training facility were damaged.
A fourth tornado, an EF-1, touched down in Carroll County near Westminster.
The National Weather Service said the Carroll County tornado began near the Avondale Ridge community just southwest of Westminster and just west of Route 31. From there, it headed northeast through the city roughly along Ridge Road and Union Street.
The last damage from the tornado was near Lucabaugh Mill Road and Route 27.
Northeast of Westminster, the tornado lifted for around four miles until it dropped again near Manchester.
Officials said a video posted to social media showed the twister in the area. Wind speeds were estimated at around 90 miles per hour.
A fifth tornado touched down around 7:44 a.m. near Monrovia in Frederick County. The EF-1 twister was on the ground for six minutes and had a path of six miles.
The NWS said the first damage was reported in the 11000 block of Fingerboard Road where a barn and shed were destroyed. The tornado crossed over Interstate 70, uprooting trees near Jesse Smith Road before moving into open fields. The last reported damage happened near Bottom Road and Woodville Branch, but crews were unable to continue surveying due to the sun setting.