"Whirl, whirl, twist and twirl..."
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Onboard Sérénité, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland, United States, North America
Latitude
38.96810000
Longitude
-76.47450000
Altitude
0.50 m
 

38.968082013483, -76.474521830678

So, I fell asleep last night to the relaxing sounds of rain and distant thunder. Around 01:00, I was awakened by the sudden, violent movement of the boat in her slip as she was brought up hard against her mooring lines and rolled about 15 degrees to port. There were the sounds of things crashing - both inside and outside the boat - and dock lines squeaking and moaning under the sudden strain. I was instantly out of bed, turning on lights and looking out on deck to see what was going on. The whole time the boat was rocking back and forth making moving about below decks like walking in a fun house, crazy-tunnel. Today, I found out that we had an EF-2 (200 kph/125 mph winds) tornado pass through the area just east of where I live.
Aside from a few loose items that got tossed around, but not broken, Sérénité and I escaped without a scratch. Others, just across the bay, weren't so lucky. https://patch.com/…/annapo…/possible-tornado-hit-kent-county

 

Wind Spike
A 40+ mph (64 kph) wind spike was recorded at Annapolis Naval Academy weather station.