Severe Weather Jun 25, 2012

 

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN GOOCHLAND COUNTY VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...HADENSVILLE, VA
DATE...JUN 25 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...2:25 PM TO 2:35 PM
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 TO 85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...3.25 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...37.812 / -77.955
ENDING LAT/LON... 37.845 / -77.997
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD VA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO
WHICH OCCURRED ON MONDAY JUNE 25, 2012 IN HADENSVILLE, IN WESTERN
PORTIONS OF GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

AN NWS STORM SURVEY HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND
FOR ABOUT 7 MINUTES, WITH A PATH ABOUT THREE AND ONE QUARTER MILES
IN LENGTH AND TWO HUNDRED YARDS IN WIDTH. THE TORNADO PRODUCED
DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE, DOWNING
NUMEROUS TREES AND PRODUCING SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IN THE
AREA.

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
          
          
          
           

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