Tuesday Morning Report
May 17 2022
We had the expectation of widespread destructive storms for Monday. While some did materialize, the worst was confined in a line clipping Washington, DC then crossing Southern Maryland into the Lower Eastern Shore.
This was a case where it held firm as it passed over the Chesapeake Bay.
There was wind damage, but the most profound impact was the hail reports between 1 and over 2 inches.
Storm Damage Map- Wide
The most intense storm damage appears to have been near Cambridge in Dorchester County.
These first two clips are from Danny Lee Bell, Owner of Choptank Bowling & Billiards. First, the storm, then the damage.
The Storm in Linkwood, MD
“Needless to say I am not a happy camper. Destroyed our house, dented up one year old pick up and Robin’s suburban”
Between Golf Ball and Baseball Size
This from James Nichols outside Vienna
I posted this warning online for the storm as it was approaching, then it overachieved!
Storm Crossing The Bay
Brian Haislip captured this from Lexington Park in southern Maryland
Time Lapse Video: From Tim Grooms
Crossing the Chesapeake Bay to Ragged Island
— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) May 17, 2022
Storm Damage Map
Southern Maryland- Centered on Calvert County
Top Report: 3 INCH HAIL South of Chesapeake Beach
Storm Damage Map
Near Cambridge MD we can see winds to 64 mph and Hail reports to 2 inches
Three Storm Clips I shared online Monday Night
Hail Reports For Maryland
Severe Storm Risk- From This Monday Morning Morning
The Enhanced Risk is Level 3 of 5, a rare status for us, so lease take this seriously.
Storms may contain damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornados.
This is a Risk POTENTIAL, NOT A PROMISE…
Severe Storm Risk: Potential For
Damaging Winds Over 58 mph
Hail OVER 1 inch diameter
Isolated Tornadoes are very possible, but not for everyone. These are hit and mostly miss, but all it takes is one!
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