NWS teams investigating up to 10 tornadoes in Md. Friday

Photo: Kathleen Walker

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least nine tornadoes touched down in Maryland.

Five storm survey teams from the National Weather Service were deployed on Saturday to determine if Friday’s storms were caused by tornadoes.

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.

Due to the amount of damage, final damage reports are not expected for several days.

Areas explored were:
Damascus in Montgomery County
Accokeek in Prince George's County
Fort Mead and BWI Airport in Anne Arundel County
Fallston in Harford County
Simpsonville in Howard County
Mount Airy in Carroll County

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