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    A 3D Look at the Baltimore Tornado

    By By Henry Margusity, Sr. Meteorologist
    November 19, 2010, 1:54:58 AM EST

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    While it has yet to be confirmed by the National Weather Service, the radar data shows a circulation within the storm that hit Baltimore may have produced a tornado Tuesday night.

    The radar clearly showed a circulation center that moved across the city of Baltimore at the same time damage was reported in the Parkville area of Baltimore county.

    According to the radar data, winds around the tornado were over 65 mph which were consistent with the damage of trees being knocked down and roofs being pealed back.

    The National Weather Service will provide the tornado classification on the EF scale after that make the damage assessment.

    The storm was part of a squall line that developed in North Carolina and raced northeast Tuesday night. Video of that squall line is below.

    The images below are from the storm that hit Parkville. The 3D image shows the actual tornado circulation through the depth of the storm.


    Radar of the Storm just before it hit Parkville

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    Velocity data of the storm shows the circulation center as the green and red area over Baltimore

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    A 3D look att the velocity data of the storm. You can see how high up the tornado goes into the storm, about 20,000 feet.

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    Radar Animation of the Squall Line.

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