Tuesday evening tornadoes in Bowie, Harwood damage trees and knock out power – Capital Gazette

A tornado hit Bowie with 90 mph winds Tuesday evening, knocking over trees and power lines throughout the area before another tornado briefly touched down in a field in Harwood.

No injuries were reported from the EF-1 tornado in Bowie, the second-lowest rating given by the National Weather Service, which said the twister struck the Bowie area about 5:30 pm Tuesday. The storm primarily hit the area’s Somerset and Buckingham sections, the city tweeted Tuesday night.

The Bowie tornado touched down in the area of ​​Tarragon Lane, and moved east toward the Somerset subdivision where surveyors found extensive tree damage, the weather service said in a damage report Wednesday afternoon. It knocked a tree onto a residence in that area, and downed trees onto power lines along Buckingham Drive, snapping several power lines.

Traveling for about a mile, the funnel lifted just before reaching Whitemarsh Park.

About 750 BGE customers in the Bowie area were impacted by storm-related outages Tuesday evening, said Stephanie Weaver, a spokesperson for the electric company. Just over 100 of those customers were still affected by outages Wednesday morning, and they are expected to be back in service by the end of the day.

The tornado originated from a thunderstorm moving through the region that afternoon, which continued toward the southern end of Anne Arundel County.

The weather service later determined that a tornado briefly touched down in an open field in Harwood after a broadcast media agency provided them with video and an eyewitness account of the twister. That tornado lasted about a minute, and no damage was reported.

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department didn’t respond to any severe weather damage on Tuesday night, spokesperson Russ Davies said.

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