...TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND ONE IN CAMPBELL COUNTY VIRGINIA JULY 17TH...

 

Pittsylvania County Tornadoes

 

  • LOCATION...4 MILES NORTH OF PITTSVILLE - NEAR BRIGHTS
  • ESTIMATED TIME...10:48 TO 10:50 AM
  • EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
  • ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...86-91 MPH
  • PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
  • PATH LENGTH...0.7 MILES
  • This EF1 tornado, damaged mostly trees, with one tree falling on a house.

    A map showing the EF1 tornado path near Brights, VA
    West of Brights, where a strong convergent pattern was noticed in the trees from east to west.

    Two trees downed by the tornado
    A couple of trees downed by the tornado


     

  • LOCATION...HURT
  • ESTIMATED TIME...11:02 TO 11:04 AM
  • EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
  • ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...86-95 MPH
  • PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
  • PATH LENGTH...0.6 MILES
  • Here, eight structures had some damage, including two with trees in the homes.

    A map showing the path of the EF1 tornado near Hurt, VA
    EF1 Tornado Tracked from near Spring Street, northeast to School Road

    Photo of a tree blown through the roof of a house
    Tree falls into and through the roof of a home near Hurt, VA


     

 

Southern Campbell County Tornado

  • LOCATION...2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF BROOKNEAL
  • ESTIMATED TIME...11:25 AM
  • EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
  • ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...75-80 MPH
  • PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS
  • PATH LENGTH...75 YARDS
  • The EF0 tornado 2 miles west-northwest of Brookneal briefly touched down in a wooded area, snapping or uprooting softwood trees, depicted by the yellow pin in the map below. Most damage was due to a microburst, the starting point
    being the two blue pins on the map below.

    Map of the tornado touchdown in Southern Cambpell County.
    Map of the microburst damage path with embedded EF0 tornado.

    Damage to a shed from microburst
    Microburst damages a shed in Southern Campbell County