National Weather Service meteorologists were deployed along the east coast following the destruction of Tropical Storm Isaias.
A survey team’s mission is to gather data in order to reconstruct a tornado’s life cycle, including where it occurred, when and where it initially touched down and lifted (path length), its width, and its magnitude. Survey reports have flooded in following the storm with numbers racking up to three dozen confirmed tornadoes!
Below is the breakdown of how many tornadoes were confirmed in each state and what they were rated on The Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Another EF-1 tornado from Piney Point to Callaway in St. Marys, County MD (5.3 mile track) was added to the list.
The 29.2 mile tornado path across Kent and New Castle counties is the longest tornado track ever recorded in Delaware. It blasts away Delaware’s previous record tornado length of 13 miles that occurred in 1988!
It certainly has been an active tornado year across the region compared to average (see figure).
So far, the tornado count by state for 2020 includes 5 in Pennsylvania, 3 in New Jersey, 14 in Maryland and 3 in Delaware.