Tornadoes spun out of severe thunderstorms on June 10, in parts of Maryland, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. Multiple reports of building damage soon followed, with at least one home in Kentucky destroyed. The National Weather Service will be surveying areas today to determine if tornadoes or just severe winds were the cause of damages in areas throughout the East.
A tornado damaged a Locust Point warehouse yesterday. Check out the video: bsun.md/16VtLbr— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) June 11, 2013
NOAA lists seven reports of tornadoes from Monday night. The first came in from outside of Poplar Springs, Md., causing structural and tree damage. A tornado is also suspected of causing roof damage to buildings just outside of Fells Point, Md., and eyewitnesses claim to have seen a waterspout come onshore in Baltimore County.
One house was reported destroyed from a tornado 5 miles southwest of Franklin, Ky.
Two possible tornadoes were spotted in Franklin County, N.C., with buildings sustaining structural damage outside of the town of Ingleside.
WOW very close cell phone video view of the Kentucky tornado from Monday. fb.me/1d7OkYqjc— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) June 11, 2013
An additional tornado was reportedly spotted in Amelia County, Va.
Confirmation of these reports, and possibly of additional tornadoes, can be expected today.
A storm with rain and heavy snow is stretching across the East Coast and Appalachians.
In the wake of the snowstorm that grazed the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, the region will only have to contend with minor weather-related issues this Thanksgiving weekend.
Boston will get a break from wintry storms for the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
New York City will get a break from wintry storms for the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will get a break from wintry storms for the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Philadelphia will get a break from wintry storms for the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Nation devastated by terrible floods -- 400 people killed.
O'Fallon, MD (1990)
Strong downburst from a thunderstorm caused an apartment to collapse, injuring 25 people.
New England Coast (1898)
Famous "Portland" storm formed off Cape Cod with loss of 200 lives. Many others were lost to the raging sea in 50 small vessels. A total of 27 inches of snow in New London, CT; 15 inches at Waterbury, CT. Peak wind was 72 mph in Boston. Boston received more than a foot of snow.