Confirmed: Tornado Struck Baltimore and Harford Counties Last Month, National Weather Service Validates EF-0 Twister
BALTIMORE COUNTY - According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a tornado really did touch down in parts of Baltimore and Harford Counties last month.
Over the weekend, the agency said an “EF-0” tornado caused winds upwards of 75 mph across a seven-mile path on Saturday, April 22.
Officials said the twister first touched down in Fork, Baltimore County, around 3:18 p.m. on April 22. By 3:26 p.m., the tornado had made its way to Bel Air in Harford County.
“The tornado was on the ground intermittently for eight minutes, but it produced a fair amount of tree damage along its nearly seven-mile path,” The NWS said. “Wind gusts where it caused noted damage were estimated 70 mph to 75 mph.”
The tornado downed trees in Fork before uprooting power lines near the intersection of Sunshine Avenue and Harford Road. According to the NWS, the tornado picked up speed near the Harford County border, destroying multiple trees.
According to the NWS, damage was reported on Old Fallston Road, Watervale Road, Waters Avenue, Red Pump Road, Fox Den Road, and Vale Road.