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06/13/2013 05:29 pm ET Updated Jun 14, 2013

Tornado Confirmed Near Washington, D.C., By Colesville, Maryland (PHOTOS) (UPDATED)

Thursday's storm may not have been a derecho, but it sure had its alarming moments.

A tornado with 50 mph winds was confirmed about 15 miles from D.C., in the Maryland suburbs. The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang reports that trees and wires went down in Bethesda, Rockville and Colesville -- the tornado was confirmed near Colesville at 3:53 p.m. -- but that "authorities had no reports of significant structural damage to any buildings, said Asst. Chief Scott Graham, a Montgomery County Fire Department spokesman."

Three tornadoes were reported in Maryland, according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency:

Spokesman Ed McDonough says there have been no reports of injuries from the storms Thursday afternoon. He says a woman was struck by lightning in Cecil County Thursday morning.

McDonough says tornadoes were reported near Olney in Montgomery County, Laurel in Prince George's County and Snow Hill in Worcester County on the Eastern Shore.

The National Weather Service says it can't confirm any tornadoes before taking a close look at the damage.

The woman struck by lightning was working at a zoo, according to the Baltimore News Journal, which reports that she was in stable condition after being transported to the hospital.

The greater D.C. area was under a tornado warning. But as of just after 4:30 p.m., D.C. and environs were mostly given the all-clear.

And here's what people in D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia saw before the mostly-clear:

And, storm aftermath:

Plus just the normal issues in Washington:

Hey, remember when three tornadoes were confirmed in Maryland earlier in the week? Hopefully, at least for those who didn't lose power, Thursday's weather events won't disrupt anyone's reality television plans.

Ahh, the memories:

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