Tornadoes Hit DC... High Winds Bring Down Cherry Trees At Jefferson Memorial...

NBC WASHINGTON --

Thunderstorms and two tornadoes barreled through the D.C. area Thursday, uprooting trees, ripping down power lines, tearing materials from rooftops and raining debris onto streets and highways.

Two EF-0 tornadoes with winds between 60 and 70 mph touched down, one at a D.C. military base and another in nearby suburban Northern Virginia, the National Weather Service confirmed Thursday night.

One tornado hit Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Southeast D.C. and had a one-mile path. Another tornado touched down in Herndon, Virginia, for nearly one mile. An EF-0 is the lowest ranking on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which measures tornadoes by wind estimates based on damage.

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