Tornado in Columbia, thunderstorms in Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland

May 24, 2019 6:43 PM |

Thunderstorms in US

A tornado touchdown has been confirmed in Columbia yesterday by the National Weather Service, resulting in roof being torn off of a building in the 9700 block of Broken Land Parkway and trees in the area being snapped. The tornado has been confirmed as an EF1 tornado on a scale of intensity from 0 to 5.

Meanwhile, several rounds of thunderstorms were seen across the northeastern parts of the United States resulting in widespread wind wind damage in areas of Ohio Valley.

Wind damage was reported in some parts of North Ohio, Northwest Pennsylvania and western regions of New York state in the morning. However, these storms did lose intensity during the day time as they crossed Central Pennsylvania and the Appalachians.

There was a re-intensification of the storm on Thursday afternoon over Baltimore and Washington, D.C. One storm was so strong that it did prompt a tornado warning for downtown Washington, D.C.

The Reagan National Airport saw winds gusting up to 68 miles per hour which also resulting in snapping of trees. Moreover, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument have reported tree damage at a large scale.

Moreover, the storm left at least 150,000 without power in Maryland and northern Virginia. New York, West Virginia and Pennsylvania saw wind damage heavy downpours and lightning strikes.

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