Friday August 4

The severe thunderstorm that hit Baltimore County around 5:30 PM Thursday August 3 2017 produce amazing cloud formation and incredible damage. The first image here over Towson is from Crissie Evans who works on the 8th floor of a building across from Towson Town Center. This is looking south and on the left side there appears to be a possible funnel cloud dropping. This matched the location where rotation would have begun as it passed on to Lutherville and Jacksonville to the north. Note the office light is reflecting on the glass. I have a link to my prior report showing Doppler Radar images suggesting rotation… below.

The purpose of this post is to show the damage. As I write this, we are waiting for a team from the National Weather Service to visit and survey the damage. Only NWS can official report a tornado with path and intensity. That is for legal and insurance purposes… But the images here suggest there is a good chance they will confirm it.

I have broken down the images in a few section just based on location. Thank you to everyone who shared photos. My heart goes out to all that were impacted by the damage. Sadly there was 14 year old killed and three people injured when a tree fell on a car in Lutherville MD, while pulled over to wait out the storm. If you were stuck on I-83 (like me) when it was shut down for tree and wire debris, that frustration was nothing compared to the cleanup and loss of life others suffered. We can only respect the power of nature and prepare when we can.  There was plenty of warning for this storm a I wrote in my last report, but this definitely over achieved.

Towson and Timonium Damage

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Many more pics below as well

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Pine Ridge Golf Course Photos

The course is closed for the time being





Cloud View Over Lutherville on the edge of the storm hitting

This appears to be just south of the Fairgrounds off Timonium Rd looking SW

Lutherville And Other Baltimore County Locations

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Was it a tornado? See the Doppler Radar images supporting that

Also see  the Kent Island Tornado Reports

Doppler Radar Loop: Likely Tornado On Kent Island July 24

Tornado Damage Photos On Kent Island: July 24 2017

Waterspout Video and Photos July 15 2017

Waterspouts photos August 21 2016

EF-2 Confirmed Tornado Report


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