On Monday, an EFO tornado – the weakest category on the Enhanced Fujita scale – touched down in Montgomery County, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
A tornado touched down about 3:48 p.m. in the Silver Springs area, bringing peak winds of up to 70 miles per hours, uprooting trees and sending them plummeting into cars and houses, according to NWS.
The tornado struck in the area just north of where Colesville Road and University Boulevard connect. It traveled about one-fifth of a mile from Royalton Road and Dennis Avenue to Lockridge Drive.
On Monday afternoon, a line of storms passed through Baltimore and the Washington suburbs about the same time the tornado touched down in Silver Springs.
Additionally, NWS meteorologists were investigating possible tornado touchdown in York County, Pennsylvania. NWS issued a tornado warning around 1:45 p.m. Monday in that area.