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Three Tornadoes Confirmed in Maryland From Isaias

 The National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia has confirmed three tornadoes that touched down last Tuesday during Tropical Storm Isaias. No injuries or deaths were reported, but dozens of trees were snapped.

Plum Point MD

One tornado touched down around 7:30am Tuesday in Calvert County, in southern Maryland. In their report, the NWS said that the tornado was responsible for "causing trees to snap about 20 feet up and fall in multiple directions. Some trees that were snapped were a foot and a half in diameter."

"Over 30 trees were uprooted, and some were broken in half", the NWS said of this tornado.

Down in St. Mary's County, two tornadoes touched down Tuesday morning.
The first was near Scotland, Maryland.
Scotland MD EF-0 tornado
Peak winds were near 80 mph, and a resident reported that "when the tornado passed over stated they heard a violent roaring sound, the house visibly shook, and then it was over in a matter of seconds."

The third tornado was in St. Mary's County, between Piny Point and Callaway. This one roared with 95 mph winds, between 6:32 and 6:41am Tuesday.
Piney Point-Callaway, MD EF-1 tornado
"Large trees were uprooted damaging a shed and a home.A mobile home/camper was blown over on its side", the report says.

Information from these surveys undergoes further evaluation, and is entered into the NWS Storm Data Archive after 60 days.

In other news, about 22,000 residents remain in a Moderate Drought, or D1. 363,000 are in abnormally dry conditions, the U.S. Drought Monitor is reporting. The D1 is centered over portions of the eastern seaboard, and the abnormally dry conditions are in parts of central and western Maryland, but not in Baltimore.
52.4 million people are experiencing drought across the nation, covering about 28% of U.S. land area. This includes New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, and California.
Severe (D2) drought is present in Hawaii, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, New York, and Maine.


MinyanCast: Today's Minyanim

Tuesday | March 28

This product is updated daily at 10:30pm for the next day, and when conditions warrant throughout the day


6:00 - 9:00 am

41 rising to 47

Partly sunny


2:00 - 6:30 pm

54 dropping to 52

Partly sunny


6:45 - 7:45 pm

52 dropping to 49

Mostly cloudy


7:45 - 11:00 pm

49 dropping to 43

Mostly cloudy

MinyanCast: Shabbos Minyanim

Shabbos | Parshas Tzav | March 31 - April 1

This product is updated daily for the upcoming Shabbos

Friday Evening

5:30 - 8:30 pm

66 dropping to 62


To Shacharis

7:00 - 9:30 am

55 rising to 61


From Shacharis

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

61 rising to 67



2:00 - 7:30 pm

71 dropping to 68

Partly sunny


8:00 - 9:00 pm

67 dropping to 64

Mostly cloudy

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