Weather Service confirms five tornadoes hit D.C. area Friday morning, biggest winter event on record

By Ian Livingston | February 7 | Source: Washington Post

A sixth twister was confirmed in far northeast Maryland
Storm damage on the 100 block of West Main St. in Westminster, Md., on Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed Friday evening that at least six tornadoes touched down during this morning’s historic winter thunderstorm event in Maryland and Virginia. Five were in the local Washington area.

Previously, the Washington region had seen a maximum of just one tornado in any winter severe thunderstorm event. The five occurring in a single morning represents, by far, the biggest winter tornado event on record for this area.
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