3 more tornadoes confirmed in June 13 storm

July 9, 2013

The National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that three more tornadoes had touched down in the Washington region on one stormy day last month.

The latest of the June 13 twisters to be identified struck near Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County, Va.; in King George County, Va.; and in the Broomes Island area of Calvert County, Md. Previously, one had been confirmed in Montgomery County and another in St. Mary’s County, Md.

Winds in the storms were no greater than 80 mph and no injuries were reported, the weather service said.

But the storms remain memorable. Tuesday evening, almost a month later, a woman living in the Thornburg/Partlow area of Spotsylvania, where one twister was reported, said four trees had toppled onto a neighboring lot, while a “kind of big” maple fell across Marye Road, halting traffic.

“The tree was across the road and nobody was going anywhere,” she said.

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