A trained weather spotter reported a funnel cloud sighting in
The funnel cloud sighting was reported at 4:24 p.m. along Lake Avenue near Roland Avenue. No tornado has been confirmed, and the weather service has not received any reports of damage that appeared to have been caused by a tornado, said Brian Lasorsa, a meteorologist in the weather service's Baltimore/Washington forecast office.
There was, however, damage associated with straight-line winds known as a downburst in Harford County.
Winds of 85 mph are suspected to have uprooted "several dozen" hard- and soft-wood trees along a 200-yard stretch near Glenville Road in the Churchville area, a Harford County official told the weather service. The winds were likely associated with a downburst, officials said, when air cooled by rain falls rapidly through a storm cloud and produces strong, spread-out winds on the ground.
More than 10 trees were downed near Churchville, according to a weather spotter there. A tree fell onto a house along Moores Mill Road near Bel Air, according to another report.
Hail three-quarters of an inch thick was also reported near Bel Air.
The Aegis contributed to this report.