546  
NOUS41 KPHI 080044  
PNSPHI  
DEZ001-002-MDZ008-012-015-NJZ016>019-PAZ070-071-101>106-081245-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOUNT HOLLY NJ  
744 PM EST FRI FEB 7 2020  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR FEBRUARY 7 2020 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
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  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
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.  
 

 
 
DEAL/STAARMANN  
 
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