Lightning_I95 Baltimore Sep 3September 3 2020

Fro what it’s worth, the severe weather lived up to expectations today. I hope my reports helped you be aware and prepare ahead of time. Widespread warnings and reports were seen across central Maryland, Washington DC, and Delmarva.  There is a lot to sort through, but I wanted to give you a sample of what I have seen.

That first photo was striking, to see lightning hitting I-95 during a commute! Baltimore receive over 2 inches of rain on the day! By the way, there are more impressive images below.

I realize a flaw in the storm reporting design. I get pics and video from so many sources, it is hard to capture and put in one place. I work working on a solution. But for now, here are just a few of the things I gathered.

Storm Satellite

Visible/IR Sandwich 

This is a combination of the visible satellite and color coded cloud tops between 4 PM and 7 PM.



Visible Satellite and Lightning

September 3 severe storm lightning visible satellite

Severe Storm Reports

Storms continued beyond nightfall, which expanded the damage across Delmarva.  These reports included trees down, winds (numbers indicate top speed), flash flooding, and even lighting starting a fire in Delaware.

Storm Reports All September 3


Tornado Report

Only one was reported on the ground at Solomons Island Rd outside of Annapolis at 5:58 PM. There were multiple trees down and shingles damage on a home.

Storm Report Tornado September 3


Doppler Radar

During the Tornado Warning, this is what was seen on Doppler Radar.  There was a hook signature on the velocity scan, while the standard imagery was

Tornado Annapolis Doppler Radar velocity September 3 6 PM


Tornado Annapolis Doppler Radar September 3 6 PM


The Annapolis Storm

Storm Rotation Time Lapse

Thanks to Nick Wynn for capturing this. It does show the rotation aloft.



Firefighter Bobby Utz sent this image of a funnel around 6 PM



Wall Cloud Rain Shaft

Around the same time and during the Tornado Warning, I got this photo from Michell Wynn and Shelby Ervin. I wasn’t sure who to give the credit to.

Annapolis Storm September 3



The Baltimore Storm

There was a Tornado Warning in Baltimore City as well, a little earlier. My first post was around 5 PM, then I captured this rotation on Doppler Radar at 5:30 PM

Tornado Warning Baltimore2

Funnel Cloud Trying To Drop

Jess Pfohl captured this amazing view.

Tornado Baltimore September 3


Rotation On Video

My friend Konstantine Mamalis got some view of the storm



Paul Yokemick captured this time-lapse also showing rotation.


Around The Bay

I tried to warn my friend Walter George on Kent Island what was coming his way. He was on his way home, but his wife captured this lightning strike hitting the Bay in Stevensville.


St. Michaels

Elyse DeVries saw this over the Miles River and thought it looked like Ghostbusters.

St Michaels Storm Shaft


Storm Report:

I will have that in the morning.


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