WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - Thursday evening severe storms around Winchester produced a funnel cloud shortly after 5:00 PM. We received numerous reports of hail from Strasburg, VA to Berkeley Springs, WV.
Storms produced heavy rain in upper Montgomery County and in Howard county. Two to four inches of rain fell and there were swift boat rescues in the Damascus area.
Today, we will see some late clearing with spotty showers that will taper off Friday afternoon. Friday will be windy and almost chilly with highs remaining nearly stationary in the low to mid sixties. Lows Friday and Saturday night will fall into the low forties in the suburbs. The Memorial Day weekend looks rather brisk. Highs will struggle to reach seventy Saturday with lows in the forties in the suburbs Friday and Saturday night.
Memorial Day looks rather nice with sunshine and highs in the mid seventies.
May Sky Info
Latest Pollen Count: High for Trees, Grasses & Mold, Low for Weeds
Partly to Mostly Cloudy, Windy
HIGHS: 58 - 66
WINDS: NW 15 - 25, Gusts to 30 mph
Partly Cloudy Skies Early
Clear & Chilly
LOWS: 42 - 49
WINDS: NW 10 - 20
Breezy & Cool
HIGHS: Near 70
WINDS: NW 15 - 25
The Moore, OK tornado has now been classified an EF-5 tornado with winds of 210 mph.
With the change in the Fujita Scale old strong 'F3' tornado would now fall in the 'EF 5' range. Below is a comparison of the old Fujita Scale Vs. New 'Enhanced Fujita Scale:
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