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NWS: Tornado Touched Down Sunday Night in Martinsburg, WV

After the severe weather rolled through the area Sunday Night, the National Weather Service says a Tornado did touch down in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Meteorologist Bryan Schuerman has the details..
MARTINSBURG, WV (WHAG) - After severe weather rolled through the area on Sunday evening, the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, D.C. now confirms, that a tornado did touch down in Berkeley County.

According to the National Weather Service, they sat that after reviewing the radar data, storm spotter reports and ground damage surveys in Berkeley County, they say an EF-1 tornado with winds to 90 MPH did damage in the City of Martinsburg.

The tornado was estimated to have touched down around 8:41 P.M. Sunday Evening, near the 1100 block of Carolina Avenue, where the tornado lifted off a 10 foot by 20 foot section of the front porch of a residence. The National Weather Service says that two trees fell on a house near Porter Street and South Kentucky Avenue. More tree damage with large limbs from topped trees was found in the area by Winchester Avenue, South Raleigh Street, Silver Lane and East South Street.

After crossing South Raleigh Street, the most concentrated storm damage was found, where dozens of trees were either topped or snapped on the grounds of historic Boydville Manor in the 600 block of South Queen Street.

After the tornado crossed South Queen Street, several large trees were topped between Queen Street and the railroad tracks, and along either side of East Addition Street.  From this point, no further damage East of the railroad tracks was observed.  The tornado was on the ground for a total of three minutes.

Stay with WHAG: Your Local Weather Leader for more information as it is released.
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