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April 27-28, 2011 Severe Weather

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN RESTON VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...RESTON IN FAIRFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE...APRIL 27 2011 
ESTIMATED TIME...11:25 PM TO 11:28 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS 
LENGTH...1.2 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.952N / 77.345W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.964N / 77.331W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* 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...

DAMAGE ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE PATH WAS PRIMARILY TO TREES. THE 
TORNADO BEGAN IN A PARKING LOT ALONG SUNSET HILLS ROAD...WHERE SMALL 
LIMBS WERE SNAPPED FROM A HARDWOOD TREE...AND A LARGE LIMB WAS 
SNAPPED FROM A SOFTWOOD TREE. IT CROSSED SUNSET HILLS ROAD AND 
ENTERED THE HIDDEN CREEK COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE...WHERE IT 
INTENSIFIED AND UPROOTED OR SNAPPED SEVERAL HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD 
TREES. THE TORNADO WEAKENED SLIGHTLY AS IT CROSSED NORTH SHORE DRIVE 
AND WEDGE ROAD...WHERE A FEW TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. A FEW 
HOMES APPEARED TO SUFFER MINOR DAMAGE FROM FALLEN TREES. AS IT 
CROSSED WIEHLE AVENUE...THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED AGAIN...SNAPPING OR 
UPROOTING NUMEROUS TREES ADJACENT TO TALL OAKS VILLAGE CENTER BEFORE 
WEAKENING RAPIDLY. THE TORNADO ENDED BEHIND THE COLVIN WOODS 
APARTMENTS. THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED EF-0.


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