Monday, November 30th, 2020 was quite a busy day in the world of weather. Heavy rain fell across Maryland during the morning, coastal flooding occurred along the bay, intense wind gusts prevailed during the afternoon, a few storms reached severe status, and three tornado warnings were issued along the Eastern Shore.
Around 6:30 pm Tuesday, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado (estimated 90 mph winds) touched down in Port Deposit in Cecil county at 2:37-2:42 PM on Monday. While surveying the damage, the crew found numerous hardwood trees uprooted, softwood tree trunks snapped, and damage to roofs and decks. Thankfully there were no injuries/deaths reported. The path length: 5.5 miles with a 75-yard width.
This large storm system is the culprit for the severe weather on Monday... and it is still impacting not just the Mid-Atlantic region... but the northeast, the Great Lakes region, and the Upper Midwest!
A ridge of high pressure will move over the Carolinas through the middle of the week, bringing back plenty of sunshine to Maryland. Bring out the sunglasses!