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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado briefly struck Salisbury, Maryland, on Monday afternoon.

Meteorological technician James Foster said in a phone interview Tuesday that the tornado was powered by winds of up to 105 mph. National Weather Service experts arrived Tuesday to assess the damage.

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There was a tornado in Sussex County on Monday.

The National Weather Service says it was an EF-0 which tripped trees out of the ground and damaged building near Greenwood.

The federal agency says the tornado touched down near Route 13 between the Nanticoke River and the intersection of Sugar Hill Road and St. Johnstown Road and headed northeast for around a half a mile.

Damage included the end of a warehouse at Delaware Electric Cooperative blowing out two large garage doors along with overturning some trailers.

Snow Set to Hit Delmarva

Mar 13, 2017
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The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for Sussex and Sussex Counties through 11 a.m. with and coastal flood advisory in effect through 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory has been issued for Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland for this evening starting at 8 p.m. and running through 4 p.m. tomorrow.

For northern Delaware forecasters expect somewhere between 8 and 12 inches of snow beginning tonight.

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Snow is expected on Delmarva.

Last night around an inch of snow fell across northern Delaware but did not appear to cause any school closings.

And there was only minor accumulation.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Southern Delmarva that includes Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset Counties in Maryland as well as Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

There is expected to be snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches on Delmarva with 6 to 12 inches for Virginia overall.

Cold Winds Blow

Dec 15, 2016
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BLACKSGURG, Va. (AP) - An arctic cold front is set to sweep into Virginia, bringing dangerously cold wind chills.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind child advisory through tomorrow morning in parts of southwest Virginia.

Temperatures are expected to be in the teens to lower 20's and then drop into the single digits tonight. Wind chill values could be 5 -to-10 degrees below zero.

Meanwhile, here on Delmarva expect the temperatures to drop down into the mid-teens tonight with some gusty winds. By tomorrow night expect freezing rain for the weekend.

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The heat is on.

The National Weather Service has extended its excessive heat warning through tomorrow night.

Highs are expected to hit above 90 degrees with overnight temperatures registering in the mid 70’s.

The heat index in Delaware would reach as high at 108.

There have been a number of heat waves in the First State this year.

Residents are advised to be cautious and stay inside where it is cool.

Those who do have to work outside should take frequent breaks and seek shade when possible.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The South and East are bracing for a nor'easter at week's end with the potential for significant snowfall.

The National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center warns of heavy, "perhaps crippling" snow across the northern mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia.

On Wednesday, the weather service issued blizzard and winter storm watches for parts of Maryland, Washington, Virginia and West Virginia. The watches start as early as Thursday and stretch into Saturday.

More Snow on the Way

Jan 19, 2016
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The snow may be melting from the weekend but the National Weather Service says to expect the snow to return by Thursday night.

The outlook calls for hazardous weather conditions in Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties and the Eastern Shore of Virginia from Thursday through Saturday.

Sussex County is also expected to be under hazardous weather conditions northward.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Friday afternoon is expected to turn into a mix of snow and rain.

A Hot Week for Delmarva

Aug 18, 2015
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Delmarva is facing yet another heat wave.

The temperatures are expected to reach the 80’s but with a high pressure area it will feel much more like the 90’s.

In addition, the National Weather Service told the Wilmington News Journal that there will be some warm humid air coming up from the south.

The temperatures in Salisbury will remain high while Ocean City and along the Delmarva coast it will seem a bit cooler with the Atlantic Ocean air.

By Friday night expect a cold front to move in bringing temperatures down to the low 80’s.

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The clouds were active yesterday new Tangier where a number of waterspouts were seen on the Chesapeake Bay.

There were 911 calls around mid-morning on the western side of the island.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that resident Anna Pruitt-Parks said she saw four funnel clouds.

The National Weather Service says a series of thunderstorms in expected in the mid-Atlantic region that could bring hail and a few tornadoes.

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