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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 09/27/2010

Tornado warning for Howard Co. until 12:45 p.m.

By Jason Samenow

* Stormy start to week: Full Forecast | Hefty rain totals likely | NatCast*

From National Weather Service:

TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...

* UNTIL 1245 PM EDT

* AT 1211 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER SOUTHERN HOWARD COUNTY...OR 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COLUMBIA...MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
FULTON...
CLARKSVILLE...
DAYTON...
WEST FRIENDSHIP...

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING AND AVOID WINDOWS. IF OUTDOORS OR IN A MOBILE HOME OR VEHICLE ... MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

By Jason Samenow  | September 27, 2010; 12:04 PM ET
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Comments

I really hope there's no suprise waiting for me when I get home today...

Posted by: Brian-CapitalWeatherGang | September 27, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Interesting tornado warning, since that cell doesn't appear all that impressive on radar, but has rotation with it. Demonstrates that conditions may be favorable for severe weather today, eh?

Posted by: afreedma | September 27, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I missed the tornado by only 5 or so miles! I live in Brookeville, MD, right west of Howard County. Too bad.

Posted by: bastings | September 27, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Do we know if there was in fact a tornado? I live in Highland, in HoCo about 2 miles south of Clarksville and about 4 miles west of Fulton.

Posted by: kathyb39 | September 27, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

@afreedma

These tornado couplets are a bit tougher to see because these are low topped storms.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | September 27, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I actually see really dark clouds to the east, some spinning action perhaps.

Posted by: bastings | September 27, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Definitely see lots of clouds swirling out there. Thought I detected a funnel cloud over the Columbia area.

Posted by: mickb1 | September 27, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

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