NWS April 27-28, 2011- Tornado Damage Survey

Goochland Co, VA. ...photo Courtesy Fire Chief William MacKay

National Facts/Points

As of 1630, 30 April, National Weather Service has confirmed 14 tornadoes. STATE WIDE
1 – EF3, 3 – EF2, 7 – EF1 and 3 – EF0.

EF3 – Washington County, Glade Spring area; length – 18 miles; width – three quarters of a mile (.75)

EF2 – Rockingham County, St. Luke area/Shenandoah County, Fulks Run area; length – 33 miles; width – 400 yards

EF2 – Halifax County, town of Halifax area; length – 13.4 miles; width – 350 yards

EF2 – Smyth County, Chilhowie area; length – 2.8 miles; width – half a mile (.5)

EF1 – Rockingham County, Keezletown area; length – 1.8 miles; width – 150 yards

EF1 – Rockingham County, Linville area; length - .9 miles; width – 50 yards

EF1 – Prince Edward County, Farmville area/Cumberland County; length – 5.5 miles; width – 100 yards

EF1 – Caroline County, Carmel Church area; length – 1 mile; width – 100 yards

EF1 – Augusta County, Churchville area; length – 4 miles; width – 150 yards

EF1 – Goochland County, Oilville area; length – 2 miles; width – 100 yards

EF1 – Hanover County, Coatesville area; length – 2 miles; width – 100 to 150 yards

EF0 – Prince William County, Nokesville area; length – half a mile (.5); width – 75 yards

EF0 – Shenandoah County, Strasburg area/Frederick County, Middletown area; length – 4.3 miles; width – 175 yards

EF0 – Washington County, Abingdon area; length – 2 miles; width – 50 yards

For Blackburg, VA Storm Summary......Sterling , VA Storm Summary....Morristown, TN Survey

In the Wakefield (AKQ) county warning area the following were damage paths:


EF1 – Hanover County, Coatesville area; length – 2 miles; width – 100 to 150 yards

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...HANOVER COUNTY TORNADO SURVEY RESULTS...

LOCATION...OLD RIDGE ROAD /4 MILES SOUTH OF BEAVERDAM/
DATE...APR 28 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...1015 AM TO 1020 AM
EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 /LOW END/
ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...86 TO 110 MPH
PATH WIDTH...100 TO 150 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
INJURIES...0
DEATHS...0

...SUMMARY...
NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END
EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO PARALLELED OLD RIDGE ROAD FOR 1.5 MILES
BEFORE CROSSING COATESVILLE ROAD...THEN TRACKED NORTHEAST
APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE AND CROSSED OLD RIDGE ROAD. NUMEROUS TREES WERE
DOWNED OR SHEARED OFF. A SINGLE TREE FELL ON A HOUSE ON OLD RIDGE
ROAD CAUSING MINOR ROOF DAMAGE.

 


EF1 – Goochland County, Oilville area; length – 2 miles; width – 100 yards

Oilville

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...GOOCHLAND COUNTY SURVEY RESULTS...

LOCATION...BRIDGEWATER BLUFF /2 MILES WEST OF OILVILLE/
DATE...APR 27 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...725 PM TO 730 PM
EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 /LOW END/
ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...86 TO 110 MPH
PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...2 MILES
INJURIES...0
DEATHS...0

...SUMMARY...
NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END
EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM BRIDGEWATER BLUFF TO PONY FARM
ROAD...CROSSING INTERSTATE 64. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED OR SHEARED
OFF. THE TORNADO HAD A PATH WIDTH OF APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS.

 


EF1 – Caroline County, Carmel Church area; length – 1 mile; width – 100 yards

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...CAROLINE COUNTY TORNADO SURVEY RESULTS...

LOCATION...WEST OF CARMEL CHURCH
DATE...APR 27 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...855 PM TO 900 PM
EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...86 TO 110 MPH
PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...1 MILE
INJURIES...0
DEATHS...0

...SUMMARY...
NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN EF1
TORNADO. THE TORNADO CROSSED JERICHO ROAD...APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MILES
WEST OF THE TOWN OF CARMEL CHURCH. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED OR
SHEARED OFF. THE TORNADO HAD A PATH WIDTH OF APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS.

 


EF1 – Prince Edward County, Farmville area/Cumberland County; length – 5.5 miles; width – 100 yards

...PRINCE EDWARD/CUMBERLAND COUNTY SURVEY RESULTS...

LOCATION...JUST EAST OF FARMVILLE TO 5.5 MILES NNE OF FARMVILLE
DATE...APR 27 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...655 PM TO 705 PM
EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 /LOW END/
ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...86 TO 110 MPH
PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS WIDE
PATH LENGTH...5.5 MILES
INJURIES...0
DEATHS...0

...SUMMARY...
NWS STORM SURVEY DETERMINED THE DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH A LOW END
EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO STARTED ABOUT 1.5 MILES EAST OF
FARMVILLE...THEN TRACKED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD FOR ABOUT 5.5 MILES
INTO SOUTHEAST CUMBERLAND COUNTY. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWN AND
SNAPPED OFF. SEVERAL HOMES ON RIVER ROAD SUSTAINED DAMAGE...MAINLY
TO ROOFS.

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