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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
744 PM EST Fri Feb 7 2020


.Elkton tornado...

Start Location...Elkton in Cecil County MD
End Location...Elkton in Cecil County MD
Date...February 7, 2020
Estimated Time...9:39 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph
Maximum Path Width...600 yards
Path Length...0.8 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...39.65/-75.82
Ending Lat/Lon...39.65/-75.80
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

An EF-1 tornado briefly touched down near the Elk Mills Quarry in
Cecil County, Maryland. The tornado uprooted and snapped numerous
softwood trees just east and north of the quarry near the
intersection of Elk Mills Road, Appleton Road, and Fletchwood Road.
A few hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted on nearby
residential properties. The tornado continued east along Fletchwood
Road passing over some industrial buildings toward the Pine Hill
Apartment complex. At the apartment complex, numerous pine trees
were uprooted or snapped. The tornado then dissipated as it
continued east away from the apartment complex. Thankfully, no
significant structural damage occurred and no injuries or fatalities
occurred as a result of this tornado.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


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