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Tuesday Storms Cause Cancellations, Delays, Outages and Wind Damage

Wind gusts in some places reached up to 60 miles per hour, according to weather data.

Severe weather in Maryland Tuesday brought rain, a brief tornado warning, thousands of power outages and wind gusts in some places up to 60 miles per hour.

But, overall, it appears Maryland left this storm relatively unscathed with minor wind-related damage reported across the state.

BGE officials said in a news release that the company had restored power to nearly 7,000 customers as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, but warned that additional outages are possible with storms expected to continue through Tuesday evening and early Wednesday.

As of 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, about 6,300 BGE customers across the state were without power, with many of those located in Baltimore and Harford counties.

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At one point Tuesday, thunderstorm wind gusts reached between 50 and 60 miles per hour in Columbia, according to National Weather Service data.

The National Weather Service placed a tornado watch through much of Maryland during the day Tuesday, but lifted it Tuesday evening.

A tornado warning was issued briefly for Northern Prince George’s County Tuesday afternoon, reported Greenbelt Patch, but NWS data shows no known tornadoes that touched down Tuesday. 

Damage reports across Maryland, according to National Weather Service Storm Prediction data, include:

  • A tree branch that fell into telephone wires in Middleburg in Carroll County.
  • Tree limbs across the road in New Carrollton in Carroll County.
  • Utility lines down on Salem Bottom Road at the intersection of Sondie Drive in Westminster.
  •  A pear tree split in half by thunderstorm winds on Oella Avenue in Baltimore.

Severe weather also caused several inconveniences Tuesday.

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