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Tornado confirmed in Frederick and Howard County, according to National Weather Service

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Posted at 7:16 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 09:15:07-04

GLENELG, Md — The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Frederick and Howard County on Thursday.

According to the NWS, the tornado that hit the Frederick area just before 3 p.m. on Thursday was an EF-0 with estimated winds of 85 mph. The tornado that touched down in the Glenelg area around 3:22 p.m in Howard County was rated an EF-1 storm.

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The NWS says their confirmation was backed up with credible video footage that matched up with their radar.

It is reported that two Howard County Public schools near where the tornado hit are closed Friday due to power outages.

It's been two Thursday's in a row Howard County has seen a tornado in the area. This second tornado in Howard County comes just days after an EF-1 tornado was reported in Columbia on May 23.

READ MORE: Tornado reportedly touched down in Columbia, according to National Weather Service

This is Maryland's fifth tornado of the 2019 year.