New Kent and Louisa County Tornado Images and Information...Oct 13, 2011

photos NWS and VDEM


Louisa

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
401 PM EDT FRI OCT 14 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BOSWELLS TAVERN IN LOUISA COUNTY
VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...BOSWELLS TAVERN IN LOUISA COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE...OCTOBER 13, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...340 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 - 90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.03 / 78.19W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.04 / 78.18W
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO
NEAR BOSWELLS TAVERN IN LOUISA COUNTY VIRGINIA ON OCTOBER 13, 2011.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM CONFIRMED THAT THE
TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG U.S. ROUTE 15 NEAR THE HISTORIC
SYLVANIA PLANTATION...WHICH IS PART OF THE GREEN SPRINGS NATIONAL
HISTORIC LANDMARK DISTRICT. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE ACROSS
THE PLANTATION...FIRST SHEARING OFF SEVERAL HARDWOOD
TREES...BEFORE ENCOUNTERING THE SYLVANIA PLANTATION HOME...THAT
WAS BUILT IN 1746. THE TORNADO PEELED THE ROOF OFF THE
HOUSE...WHILE TEARING THE PORCHES OFF BOTH THE FRONT AND BACK OF
THE HOUSE. IT ALSO UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF
THE HOUSE. THE TORNADO THEN IMPACTED THE POOL AREA ON THE FAR SIDE
OF THE HOUSE...KNOCKING DOWN THE FENCE AND THROWING POOL
FURNITURE IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS. THE TORNADO CONTINUED AWAY FROM
THE POOL...REACHING A ROW OF TREES ABOUT ONE TENTH OF A MILE AWAY
BEFORE LIFTING OFF THE GROUND. THE FUNNEL WAS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL
MILES BEFORE EXITING THE COUNTY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/AKQ.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

New Kent Track Radar Image

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
342 PM EDT FRI OCT 14 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN NEW KENT COUNTY VA...

LOCATION...............NEW KENT COUNTY VA...MOSTLY ALONG KENT LAKE
                       BETWEEN US ROUTE 60 AND INTERSTATE 64.
DATE...................THURSDAY OCTOBER 13, 2011.
ESTIMATED TIME.........BETWEEN 447 AND 505 PM EDT.
EF-SCALE RATING........EF1.
ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...95 MPH.
PATH WIDTH.............200 YARDS.
PATH LENGTH............9 MILES...CONTINUOUS TRACK.
BEGINNING LAT/LON......37.4774N / 77.1250W.
ENDING LAT/LON.........37.5936N / 77.0417W.
INJURIES...NONE.
DEATHS...NONE.

...SUMMARY...
TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG EMMAUS CHURCH ROAD...OR ROUTE 609...
JUST INTO NEW KENT COUNTY NORTH OF US ROUTE 60. THE NWS STORM SURVEY
RATED THE TORNADO AS AN EF1...WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 95 MPH...AS IT
REACHED THE WOODHAVEN SHORES SUBDIVISION ON BOTH SIDES OF KENT LAKE.
PER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...OVER 30 HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN THE
WOODHAVEN SHORES SUBDIVISION ON BOTH SIDES OF KENT LAKE...PRIMARILY
DUE TO TREES FALLING ON HOMES. DAMAGE WAS MOST EXTENSIVE ALONG AND
ADJACENT TO LAKESHORE DRIVE...WHICH SURROUNDS KENT LAKE. EF1 DAMAGE
EXTENDED JUST TO THE NORTH OF KENT LAKE...TO INCLUDE 2 BARNS THAT
WERE DESTROYED ALONG ASHLAND FARM ROAD.

THE TORNADO WEAKENED TO A HIGH-END EF0 AND TURNED NORTHEAST AS IT
CROSSED NORTH OF INTERSTATE 64. DAMAGE AT GW WATKINS ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL INCLUDED ALUMINUM ROOFING PANELS THAT WERE POPPED OFF ALONG
WITH A FEW BUSTED WINDOWS. EF0 DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED FARTHER
NORTHEAST...WITH SEVERAL TREES DOWNED OR SNAPPED OFF ALONG
TALLEYSVILLE ROAD NEAR OLD RIVER ROAD. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST
BEFORE ENTERING KING WILLIAM COUNTY.