National Weather Service Issue Tornado Warning for Somerset, MD

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Somerset, MD starting on 2019/04/15 00:44. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to The National Weather Service is to take shelter during this event. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Tornadoes are extremely difficult to see and confirm at night. Do not wait to see or hear the tornado. TAKE COVER NOW!
Please report severe weather by calling 757-899-2415, posting to the NWS Wakefield Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSWAKEFIELDVA.

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Original Alert From NWS

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Southern Somerset County in southeastern Maryland
  • Until 415 AM EDT.
  • At 343 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms capable of producing both
    tornadoes and extensive straight line wind damage were located over
    Tangier, or 16 miles east of Fair Port, moving northeast at 65 mph.

    HAZARD Tornado.

    SOURCE Radar indicated rotation.

    IMPACT Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
    shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
    Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
    damage is likely.

  • These dangerous storms will be near:
    Tangier Island around 350 AM EDT
    Lawsonia around 355 AM EDT.
    Marion Station around 400 AM EDT.

    Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
    Shelltown, Manokin, Upper Fairmount, Byrdtown, Fairmount, Upper Hill,
    Hopewell, Kingston, Champ and Dames Quarter.