Two Tornadoes Hit DC Area

This morning, the National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in the DC Metro area yesterday afternoon.

One tornado hit my hometown of Herndon, Virginia at 1:36 p.m. while the other hit a few minutes later at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Southeast D.C.

Both tornadoes were EF-0 with estimated peak winds at 60 to 70 miles per hour and there were no reported injuries from these tornadoes.

The weather service has confirmed that the tornado to hit Herndon was the first to hit in almost 15 years, saying that “The tornadoes were spawned by a line of northward-moving thunderstorms. Tornadoes that form from linear storms are generally weak and last on the order of only a couple of minutes.”