Severe Weather Thursday Sept 28th, 2006 Across Central VA

Burkeville Tornado from News crewphoto courtey Matt DiNardo Meteorologist WRIC

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553 PM EDT SAT SEP 30 2006

...F1 TORNADO DAMAGE FOUND IN FAR SOUTHWEST AMELIA COUNTY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY TODAY IN FAR 
SOUTHWEST AMELIA COUNTY...REGARDING STORM DAMAGE OCCURRING THURSDAY 
EVENING. FROM THIS SURVEY...THERE TWO BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS... 
WHICH TOTALED 2 MILES IN PATH LENGTH AND ESTIMATED 50-75 YARDS IN 
WIDTH. THE TORNADO WAS FROM THE SAME STORM SYSTEM WHICH PRODUCED A 
TORNADO IN FAR NORTHWEST NOTTOWAY COUNTY.
THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED NEAR SOAP STONE ROAD 2 MILES SOUTHWEST 
OF JETERSVILLE...AROUND 550 PM EDT. THERE WAS NO SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE 
OTHER THAN DOWNED TREES...AS THE TORNADO AT THIS POINT WAS RATED F0 
ON THE FUJITA TORNADO DAMAGE SCALE WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AROUND 70MPH.
THE NEXT TOUCHDOWN...RATED AS AN F1 ON THE FUJITA SCALE...OCCURRED 
ABOUT A MILE TO THE NORTHEAST AT A FARM ON DRUNKARD ROAD. WINDS WERE 
ESTIMATED BETWEEN 80 AND 100 MPH...AS THE TORNADO KNOCKED DOWN A 
CEMENT SILO AND PEELED OFF A SHEET METAL ROOF FROM THE BARN. THE 
TORNADO ALSO LIFTED A FARM TRAILER AND THREW IT ABOUT 100 YARDS. 
ADDITIONAL SPOTTY F0 DAMAGE...MAINLY DOWNED TREES...WAS OBSERVED 
NORTHEAST OF DRUNKARD ROAD TO RTE 360.
900 PM EDT SAT SEP 30 2006
...F1 TORNADO FOUND IN KING AND QUEEN COUNTY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN KING AND 
QUEEN COUNTY AFTER RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM THE 911 CENTER AND 
TALKING TO A COUNTY RESIDENT WHO'S FARM EXPERIENCED STORM DAMAGE 
DURING THE EVENING OF SEP 28 2006.


IT WAS DETERMINED FROM THE STORM SURVEY THAT AN F1 TORNADO OCCURRED. 
THE FARM IS LOCATED OFF ROUTE 14 (THE TRAIL)...BETWEEN LITTLE 
PLYMOUTH AND TRUHART.  THE TORNADO CAME 
TROUGH AN AREA OF TREES AT TREETOP LEVEL WEST OF ROUTE 14...CROSSED 
THE HIGHWAY AND CAME DOWN TO GROUND LEVEL AS IT APPROACHED THE FARM. 
TWO LARGE TREES NEAR THE HOME WERE UPROOTED. ANOTHER LARGE TREE HAD 
LARGE BRANCHES SNAPPED AND TWISTED. STILL OTHER TREES EAST AND NORTH 
OF THE HOME WERE SNAPPED OFF AT THE TREETOPS AND HAD EVIDENCE OF 
STRIPPED BARK. TWO CONCRETE OUTBUILDINGS WERE DEMOLISHED WITH ROOFS 
STREWN ABOUT. ANOTHER CONCRETE BUILDING WAS PARTIALLY STANDING AND 
ROOF TORN OFF. A METAL GARAGE/SHED BUILDING HAD THE FRONT ENTRANCE 
AND CONCRETE FOUNDATION DAMAGED. THE BACK DOOR WAS BLOWN 
OPEN...PROBABLY HELPING TO KEEP THE ROOF INTACT. THERE WAS AN 
OBVIOUS PATH THROUGH AN AREA OF TREES AS THE FUNNEL LIFTED AND 
EXITED. ANOTHER FARM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THOSE TREES HAD NO DAMAGE. 
THE PATH LENGTH OF THE STORM WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 1 1/2 TO 2 MILES 
AND STORM WIDTH VARIED FROM 50-100 YARDS. 
...F1 TORNADO DAMAGE FOUND IN FAR NORTHWEST NOTTOWAY COUNTY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY TODAY IN FAR 
NORTHWEST NOTTOWAY COUNTY. FROM THIS SURVEY...F1 TORNADO DAMAGE WAS 
OBSERVED IN A SWATH 1.5 MILES LONG AND 100 YARDS WIDE...WHICH 
CROSSED SOUTH GENITO ROAD ABOUT 5 MILES NORTH OF BURKEVILLE. THE 
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN A HEAVILY WOODED AREA AROUND 540 PM EDT 
THURSDAY...AND WAS ESTIMATED TO LAST FOR ABOUT 5 TO 10 MINUTES. 
NUMEROUS TREE TOPS WERE TORN OFF AND LARGE BRANCHES WERE TWISTED. 
WINDS WERE ESTIMATED BETWEEN 80 TO 100 MPH...RANKING F1 ON THE 
FUJITA SCALE WHICH RANGES FROM F0 TO F5. MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED
WELL OFF THE SURFACE...AFFECTING MAINLY THE UPPER PORTION OF 
TREES...AND AS A RESULT HOMES NEARBY DID NOT SUSTAIN STRUCTURAL 
DAMAGE. 
IN ADDITION...SPOTTY STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS ALSO OBSERVED 
IN MORE OPEN AREAS NEAR THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. TREES WERE BLOWN 
DOWN IN A SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ORIENTATION. WIND SPEEDS WERE 
ESTIMATED BETWEEN 80 AND 100 MPH.