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Virginia Historical Tornadoes by County

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The following is a working document. All tornado data below are accurate to the best of our knowledge, but are considered preliminary and may be incomplete. The database contains tornadoes up to 2001. We are currently working on a project to update the regional tornado climatology from 1950 through current.

Prior to 1950, we are attempting to pull historical tornado data together from various sources to build one single data base of all tornadoes ever recorded in the Baltimore-Washington Forecast Office's area of responsibility. The historical tornadoes are listed in chronological order by county and by state. The counties are listed in alphabetical order. If you come across any historical information that could add to this document and help us in this process, please forward it to lwxwebmaster@noaa.gov .

The National Weather Service has transitioned to the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF-Scale; see http://www.spc.noaa.gov/efscale/ for more information about the EF-Scale) since February 2007. This document references tornado damage through the old Fujita Damage Scale (F-Scale), which was used to determine the tornado strength based on observed damage prior to 2007. The damage scale increases in intensity from a weak F0 (40 to 70 mph wind) to a F5 (over 260 mph wind). 



Virginia

Albemarle County (including the City of Charlottesville)

  • August 7, 1922 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck, tracking 11 miles with a damage path up to 800 yards wide. There were no reports of deaths or injuries. The tornado moved east form near Crozet, passing across Mechum and Ivy and ending on the Campus of the University of Virginia. The tornado destroyed a barn and unroofed the Mechum Railraod Depot and part of a home. Over 1000 trees were blown down on one farm. East of Ivy, a second tornado was said to have formed but did litle damage as it moved northeast. Damage amounts were estimated at $50,000.
  • May 21, 1947 at 1900 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the north edge of Scottsville, tracking 1 mile with a damage path 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but at least two men were injured in a shed. Two homes were torn apart and two stores were heavily damaged. Damage amounts were $15,000.
  • September 30, 1959 at 1630 hours EST, a F3 tornado moved east from the Mechum River near Crozet to Ivy, just 6 miles west of Charlottesville. The damage path was 4 miles long and an average of  200 yards. Two houses were destroyed at Crozet with worse damage at Ivy. Ten people died in a single building. It was a duplex that had been used as the apple pickers bunkhouse. One other person died when a chimney collapsed and crushed them in a nearby home. The total was 11 fatalities and 9 injured. This was the second tornado of six spawned in Virginia that day as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Gracie passing to the west. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.03/78.37)
  • July 2, 1961 at 1400 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Path length and width is unknown as is damage amounts. There were no fatalities recorded but there was 2 people reported injured. (Lat./Long. = 38.10/78.33)
  • July 25, 1985 at 1314 hours EST, a F3 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Bob struck near the Greene County Line. It was seen moving north-northeast hitting the Countyline Grocery Store near U.S. Route 29. The roof of the store was lifted off and windows were blown out. It hit the West Lee subdivision uprooting trees and totally destroying 2 houses by blowing the roof off and caving in the sides. Several homes were damaged by flying debris. Its damage path was 1 mile long and 100 yards wide. The tornado moved into Greene County. Damages are estimated at $200,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.12/78.25)
  • May 13, 2000 at 1845 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Farmington Country Club area west of Charlottesville. It then moved east into the northwest side of Charlottesville damaging the grounds at Albemarle High Scool and the nearby water treatment plant and then crossed the business district of the City and U.S. Route 29.  Windows and signs were broken along with shingles, trim, awnings and other exterior items. Some flying missile produced additional damage. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. The damage path was 4 miles long and 200 yards wide. Very strong and damaging downbursts were also produced by the storm. There were no fatalities but two people were injured by flying debris. Total damages are estimated at $500,000. (Lat./Long. = )
  • May 19, 2000 at 1334 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved down out of Shenandoah National Park just north of Loft Mountain through the northwest corner of Albemarle County about 4 miles northwest of Boonesville. The tornado mostly damaged trees as it moved down the mountainside, across a road hitting a small park and then up County Line Mountain just missing some residential homes. Path length was 2 miles before entering Greene County and path width was about 50 yards. There were no injuries. Estimated damage was less than $1000. (Lat./Long. = )
  • May 22, 2001 at 1645 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down 2 miles northeast of Woodridge near the Fluvanna County line. The tornado mostly damaged trees, but several homes just off Bucks Island Road also had minor damage which consisted of some siding and shingles torn off and a deck railing torn off. The funnel cloud was observed. Path length was estimated to be 2.5 miles long moving to the northeast and crossing Route 53. Path width was about 75 yards. There were no injuries. Estimated damage was $10,000. (Lat./Long. = 37.92N/78.40W to 37.94N/78.37W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    8
    4
    4
    0
    11
    15
    $825,000 +
Arlington Couty/City and City of Alexandria
  • November 17, 1927 at 1420 hours EST, a F2 tornado touched down near Mont Eagle in Fairfax County (about 3 to 4 miles south-southwest of Alexandria) and moved north-northeast cutting through the western portion of the city doing considerable damage to trees and buildings before crossing the Potomac River into DC. It finally disspated near East Riverdale, MD. Its damage path was 17 miles long and the width ranged from about 20 yards to 250 yards. In Alexandria, 26 buildings suffered major damaged and 44 others had minor to moderate damage.In Arlington, the Potomac River Clay Works was destroyed or heavily damaged along with 6 other buildings. There were no fatalities. Ten people were injured in Alexandria and two more in Arlington. Damages totaled $200,000 (1927 dollars) in Alexandria and $125,000 in Arlington.
  • May 25, 1997at 1652 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Army/Navy County Club and nearby residences. The tornado tracked 1 mile with a damage path 50-75 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Trees were uprooted and snapped. There was damage to light-weight outdoor objects and minor damage to homes. Total damages were estimated at ? dollars.
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    2
    1
    1
    0
    0
    12
    $325,000 +
Alexandria, City of
  • November 17, 1927 at 1420 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck the western portion of the City. The tornado originated in Fairfax and tracked across western Alexandria, Arlington, DC and into Maryland traveling a total of 17 miles and with a damage path around 140 yards across. There were no fatalities in Alexandria, but 100 people were injured as 200 homes were unroofed and blown apart. Damage amounts are unknown at this time.
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    1
    0
    1
    0
    0
    100
    ?
Augusta County (including the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro)
  • September 22, 1921 at 1900 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 1 mile west of Mint Springs and moved to Barterbrook. It tracked 5 miles with a damage path 100 yards wide. There were no reports of fatalities. A mother and child were severly injured when a small home was destroyed and scattered for half a mile. Damage amounts are unknown.
  • April 5, 1952 at 1015 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck, tracking 1 mile with a damage path 150 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but at least two people were injured. Damage amounts are unknown at this time. This was the first of two tornadoes recorded that day. (Lat./Long. = 38.13/78.50)
  • July 1, 1959 at 1230 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck, tracking 11.3 miles with a damage path of 100 yards. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.03/78.54 to 38.10/78.45)
  • November 29, 1963 at 1415 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. Damage path was 1 mile long but the width is unknown. There were no fatalities nor injures. A home under construction was leveled and another was unroofed. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.02/79.01)
  • April 4, 1974 at 0540 hours EST, a F2 tornado strucknear Westville and moved northeast to Weyers Cave near the Rockingham County Line. The damage path was 18 miles long and 200 yards wide. It did $1 million in damages blowing over 90 barns, destroyed 2 homes, damaged 4 more, damaged outbuildings and a school. This tornado was the last of "Super Outbreak of 1974" which totalled 148 tornadoes over 2 days. (Lat./Long. = 38.09/79.10 to 38.15/78.55)
  • June 5, 1975at 2030 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Lyndhurst. The weak tornado tracked 0.2 miles with a damage path only 30 yards wide. It destroyed a small building and about 25 to 30 trees. Damages were estimated at $2,000. There were no deaths nor injuries. (Lat./Long. = 38.04/78.57)
  • June 5, 1975at an unknown time, a F0 tornado struck near Collierstown. The damage path was of unknown length and width. It damaged some trees and fences. Damages were estimated at $1,000. There were no deaths nor injuries. (Lat./Long. = ../...)
  • May 4, 1990 at 1822 hours EST, a strong F2 tornado struck Augusta Springs and Swoop. The tornado tracked a mile or so through the heart of the town of Augusta Springs, lifted over a 2500 foot mountains and set back down on the other side. The total damage track was 7 miles and the width averaged around 80 yards. Two people were killed in a mobile home in Swoop with 3 others injured and 7 more people were injured in Augusta Springs.  The tornado formed in a thunderstorm along a warm front well out ahead of the expected severe weather threat area.
  • June 10, 1995 at 1440 to 1445 hours EST, a Strong F1 to F2 tornado touched down on the west side of Waynesboro. It tracked a total of 3.5 miles through the county and southwest portion of the City. The damage path averaged 200 yards wide. There were no deaths nor injuries. An estimated $2 Million in damages occurred. The tornado ripped through an industrial area, peeling roofs, tossing a Ford Bronco and flipping a 22.5 ton crane, demolishing a truck trailer and damaging 15 to 20 homes.
  • July 31, 1999 at around 1500 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 5 miles east of Staunton. The damage path was only 0.1 mile long and 100 yards wide. The tornado destroyed a barn, damaged a greenhouse, and took down some trees. No one was injured. Damages were estimated at $25,000.
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    10
     5
     5
    0
    2
    14
    $3,000,000 +
Clarke County
  • August 4, 1975 at 1530 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 5 miles northwest of Berryville. It tracked 0.8 miles with a damage path 100 yards wide. There were no reports of deaths or injuries. Damage amounts were estimated at $100,000 with several farms being struck. (Lat./Long. = 39.14/78.02)
  • March 21, 1976 at 1130 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 3.5 miles northwest of White Post, tracking 0.5 miles with a damage path only 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damage amounts were estimated at $40,000. At least one barn was destroyed. (Lat./Long. = 39.06/78.09)
  • August 02, 1986 at 1330 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck, tracking 1.5 miles with a damage path of 50 yards. There were no fatalities nor injuries.  Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.02/78.07 to 39.02/78.06)
  • June 18, 1997 at 1602 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Millwood. The damage path was only 0.3 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Only minor damage occurred and was estimated at $10,000.  This was the third small tornado of  four spawned by this supercell storm. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • June 2, 1998 at 2050 EST, a F0 tornado struck Berryville. It tracked 0.5 miles and was 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $15,000. A barn was unroofed near Berryville. This was the fourth tornado of five spawned by this supercell. It was the first of three tornadic supercells to move southeast from Pennsylvania across Maryland and eastern West Virginia. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • May 27, 2001 at 1225 EST, a F1 tornado was spotted by a State Trooper as it touched down about 3 miles south of White Post in Warren County or about 1 mile southwest of Ashby. The tornado tracked east and then northeast for about 4 miles crossing Ashby Station Road, Rockland Road and Stone Bridge Road and then moved into Clarke County at Milldale Road at 1333 EST. It traveled another 1.5 miles in the county before dissipating near Bethel at 1338 EST.  Total ath length was about 5.5 miles. Damage in Clarke County was mostly to trees on several properties and farms. Path width was about 100 yards. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.01N/78.15W to 39.02/78.08 county line to 39.03N/78.05W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    6
    5
    1
    0
    0
    0
    $165,000 + ?
Culpeper County
  • May 2, 1929 at 1730 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck LaGrange, tracking 18 miles (10 miles in Culpeper County) with a damage path up to 400 yards. There were 2 fatalities and 7 injuries. This was the fifth tornado recorded that day in Virginia's deadliest outbreak. The killer tornado moved into Fauquier County. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.27/77.58 to 38.31/77.47)
  • May 20, 1938 at 1330 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Inlet near Culpeper. Its damage path is unknown. It destroyed a home. Other specifics are unknown. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1745 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck near Lake of the Woods. It tracked 1 mile with a damage path about 40 yards wide. There were no fatalities but 6 people were injured. This was the fifth tornado in an outbreak of tornadoes that occurred on that day. Three homes were destroyed and a dozen more damaged. (Lat./Long. = 38.25/77.53)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    3
    0
    3
    0
    2
    13
    150,000 + 
Fairfax County (including the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church)
  • November 17, 1927 at 1420 hours EST, a F2 tornado touched down about 4 miles south-southwest of Alexandria in the Mont Eagle area. It tracked from a (then) rural part of Fairfax County into Alexandria, Arlington, across the Potomac, through the District of Columbia, and into (then) rural East Riverdale. The track was 17 miles long and 140 yards wide. There were no fatalities and or injuries in the County. Other than trees, no damages were listed for Fairfax County. (Lat./Long. = ?)
  • August 31, 1952 at 2230 hours EST, a F1 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Able struck Franconia area. It tracked 2 miles to the east with a damage path about 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. One home in Franconia was unroofed and torn apart and two others were unroofed. Damages are estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.47/77.09)
  • August 9, 1969 at 2315 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. The path is unknown. There were no fatalities or injuries. A home was completely destroyed and trees were uprooted. roofs were blown away and the side of a two-story building was demolished. Total losses are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.52/77.14)
  • April 1, 1973 at 1545 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck. Its damage path was 15 miles long and 150 yards wide. The tornado moved into Fairfax from Prince William County and tracked northeast across the county into Falls Church. There were 226 homes were damaged with 20 left unihabitable. W.T. Woodson High School, 42 stores including two shopping centers, and an apartment complex were severly damaged. It was a Sunday, so school was not in session. However, there were personal reports of children playing basketball in the school gymansium while the tornado struck the highschool.  There were no fatalities, but 37 people were injured and the tornado did $14 million in damages. (Lat./Long. = 38.48/77.20 to 38.52/77.10) (story updated 7/15/2011)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1800 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck the same high school hit just 6 and a half years earlier. This tornado was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David and was one of 15 tornadoes that day across Maryland and Virginia. The damage path was 6 miles long and 300 yards wide. The tornado first hit Groveton damaging a shopping center and then moved northwest onto Fairfax City and Woodson High School and finally into the Great Falls area. In Great Falls, the tornado took down a large tree into a house killing a man. Six other people were injured with 90 homes damaged and 17 destroyed. Numerous cars were demolished and trees blocked roads. Damage costs were estimated at $2.5 million. (Lat./Long. = 38.47/77.05 to 39.00/77.16)
  • July 28, 1981 at 1820 hours EST, a small, but strong tornado (F2) struck. It's damage path was .1 miles long and only 25 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. The roof and rear of a home near Chantilly was torn off. A witness saw it spinning through the air. Damages are estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.54/77.26)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1855 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck Fairfax City. The damage path was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide. Damages are unknown. It was the 7th tornado in a family outbreak of tornadoes and downbursts on this day. (Lat./Long. = 38.51/77.18)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1912 hours EST, another tornado, this time a strong one (F2), struck the McClean and Falls Church area. The damage path was 7 miles long and 40 yards wide. There were no deaths or injuries. Many homes were heavily damaged, and cars and trucks were overturned. Estimated damage costs are unknown. (Lat./Long. = .../... to 38.53/77.12)
  • July 12, 1987 at 1515 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. It tracked 0.2 miles and was 70 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.55/77.27)
  • October 18, 1990 at 1511 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck Herndon. The damage path was 0.2 miles long and 70 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. It was the third tornado in a family of spawned by a supercell that began in Orange County, Virginia and moved northeast near Baltimore, MD. An addition 2 tornadoes were confirmed in Maryland (Kennsington and Reisterstown). (Lat./Long. = 38.58/77.23)
  • August 4, 1992 at 1345 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Newington. The damage path was 2 miles long and 220 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado moved through a heavily wooded residential area. Most of the homes were protected by the tree. Some sustainded damage from fallen trees. Damage costs unknown. This was the first tornado of three spawned a thunderstorm. (Lat./Long. = 38.47/77.10)
  • September 27, 1993 at 1233 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Centreville. This small tornado produced a damage path about 0.2 miles long and only 15 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damage was to trees and power lines (about $1000 for repair and removal). This tornado was part of a family of tornadoes spawned on that day. (Lat./Long. = 38.../77...)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1541 to 1557 hours EST, a touched down in the southern most corner of Loudoun County and within a mile had moved into Fairfax County and strengthened to F2 . It moved through Centreville, Fairfax and into Annandale. The damage path was 19 miles long and up to 200 yards wide at its strongest point. The F2 damage occurred in Sully Station near Centreville and the tornado weakened to a F0 by the time it had passed through the City of Fairfax. Toward the latter end of the tornado track, the downburst wind damage associated with the same parent thunderstorm was greater than that produced by the tornado. 80,000 customers lost power in the county and some were without power for a week due to the number of trees and powerlines that were flattened. No one was killed and only one person was injured in the storm. Seventeen homes were damaged and 6 were destroyed. The estimated cost of the storm was $4 million. This was the second of four tornadoes spawned by this supercell. (Lat./Long. = 38.86N/77.54W to 38.85/77.42 bend point to 38.81N/77.22W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    13
    6
    7
    0
    1
    194
    $21,600,000 +
Fauquier County
  • May 2, 1929 at 1750 hours EST, a F3 tornado touched down. It entered the county from Culpeper and moved through Weaversville. Its damage path was 18 miles long (8 miles in the county) and 400 yards wide. There were 3 people killed and 8 hospitalized. Two homes and a 14 room brick building were demolished. A herd of 15 cattle were killed and more died later of injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. This was the 5th documented tornado in this outbreak. (Lat./Long. = 38.31/77.47 to 38.35/77.40)
  • May 17, 1953 at 1430 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 5.9 miles long and of unknown width. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.52/77.51 to 38.52/77.44)
  • September 17, 1954 at 1415 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. The damage path was 3.8 miles long and was of unknown width. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.53/77.55 to 38.53/77.50)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1700 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Warrenton. Its damage path was only 0.3 miles long and 100 yards wide. It damaged a barn and a 600 foot swath of trees. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are estimated at $10,000 or less. This was the fourth tornado in an outbreak on that day. (Lat./Long. = 38.44/77.46)
  • July 12, 1990 at 1558 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck. The damage path was 0.1 mile long and only 10 yards wide (likely a "gustnado" on the leading edge of a storm). There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.55/77.55)
  • October 18, 1990 at 1233 hours EST, a small F1 tornado struck the heart of Remington as witnessed by a dozen people. The damage path was 0.4 miles long and 100 yards wide. The tornado lifted just before hitting a crowded elementary school. Several buildings were damaged and trees were knocked down. Damages were estimated at $75,000. There were no fatalities or injuries. This was the second tornado in a family of tornadoes spawned by this HP supercell. (Lat./Long. = 38.32/77.48)
  • April 16, 1993 at 0730 hours EST, a small F1 tornado struck Paris. The damage path was 1 mile long and 80 yards wide. No fatalities or injuries occurred. Several buildings sustained damage in Paris and up the hillside toward the county line. Damages amounts are estimated at $100,000. The tornado formed at the head of a bow echo that was moving north. This was the first of several tornadoes that occurred that day. (Lat./Long. = 38.59/77.57)
  • April 16, 1993 at 2100 hours EST, another small tornado (F0) struck 1 mile southeast of Delaplane. The path was 1.2 miles long and 50 yards wide and the only damage was to trees. (Lat./Long. = 38.54/77.54)
  • September 27, 1993 at 1158 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 2.5 miles east of Warrenton near New Baltimore and moved to 2 miles southwest of Manassas. The damage path was 2 miles long and 100 yards wide in Fauquier County. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado ripped a barn roof, took down a large business sign and uprooted and snapped trees and power poles. Damages were estimated at $20,000. It was part of a tornado outbreak. (Lat./Long. = 38.47/77.42 to 38.48/77.41)
  • September 9, 1996 at 0830 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck a farm near Remington. This small tornado was spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Fran. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 25 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damage was to trees and a corn field. This one of two small tornadoes. (Lat./Long. = 38.../77...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    10
    8
    2
    0
    3
    8+ 
    $175,000 +
Frederick County (including the city of Winchester)
  • August 6, 1940 at 1700 hours EST, a F2 tornado touched down. Its damage path and extent is unknown. There were no deaths nor injuries. (Lat./Long. = .../.... to .../....)
  • July 13, 1961 at 1600 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. Its damage path and extent is unknown. There were no fatalities, but one injury. (Lat./Long. = 39.19/78.12)
  • June 2, 1962 at 1500 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck near Middleton. The damage path is unknown. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado flattened a barn. Total damages are estimated at $30,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.02/78.17)
  • April 13, 1994 at 1507 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck. Its damage path was only 0.5 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.19/78.21)
  • June 18, 1997 at 1542 to 1549 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck near Double Tollgate. The damage path was 3 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were mostly to trees, fences and sheds and were estimated at $5000. This was the second of 4 weak tornadoes from this storm. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • June 16, 1998 at 1635 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Clear Brook at the north end of the County. The damage path was 2.5 miles long and 100 yards wide. The tornado uprooted trees, flattened a barn and shed, broke windows. There were no deaths nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. This was the first tornado in a family of tornadoes spawned by a small HP supercell that moved northeast to Hagerstown, MD. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • July 30, 1998 at 1715 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck 3 miles east of Gainsboro. The damage path was about 0.5 miles long and 75 yards wide. No fatalities or injuries occurred. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    7
    5
    2
    0
    0
    $85,000 +
Greene County
  • September 30, 1959 at 1600 hours EST, a F3 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Gracie struck Greene County. It tracked 2 miles with a damage path 100 yards wide. There was one fatality and 9 injuries. A cement block highway department building was unroofed near Standardsville. Cars were thrown from the road and small buildings were demolished. The St. George Elermentary School was destroyed. The grounds keeper later died from his injuries received in a shed on the school grounds. This was the first of three tornadoes that day. (Lat./Long. = 38.18/78.26)
  • July 25, 1985 at 1314 hours EST, a F3 tornado spawned from the remnants of Hurricane Bob moved into the County from Albemarle County. Its damage path in Greene County was only 0.1 mile long and 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.12/78.25)
  • November  23, 1992 at 0105 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Quinque. The damage path was 3 miles and  35 yards wide. It was one of 2 tornadoes spwaned. There were no fatalities nor injuries.  Damage amounts are estimated at $80,000.  The tornado blew out windows, damaged 2 homes and knocked down trees. It destroyed a house trailer and damaged two cars. (Lat./Long. = 38.14/78.25 to 38.17/78.24)
  • May 19, 2000 at 1340 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck moved into the county over County Line Mountain from Albemarle County and Shenandoah National Park. The storm moved northeast to Dyke and dissipated near Amicus. Most of the damage was to a lot of trees. The tornado path was an additional 9 miles in Greene County. The width was about 100 yards though at times it was hard to discern between the tornado path and additional downburst damage that was occurring with the storm. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were about $2000 for tree removal from roads and power restoration. (Lat./Long. = 38.10/78.33)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    4
     2
     2
    0
    1
    9
    $1,000,000+
Highland County
  • April 28, 1959 at 1600 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path and extent is unknown. There were no fatalities nor injuries. (Lat./Long. = 38.19/79.38)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    $ ?
King George County
  • September 5, 1979 at 1715hours EST, a F2 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David struck near Dahlgren. The damage path was 2 miles long and 40 yards wide. the tornado severely damaged one house and unroofed another. A truck was overturned and several boats sunk a couple miles up river where it damaged another home. There were no reports of deaths or injuries. Damage amounts were estimated at $80,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.20/77.03)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    1
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    $80,000 
Loudoun County
  • August 25, 1814 in the early afternoon, a tornado struck the Leesburg area injurying two people. Much damage was also said to have occurred to the forest in the western part of the county. Later, a tornado struck Washington DC and the storms rains distinguished the fires set by the British Troops. (Details are unknown. Will estimate the strength at F1).
  • May 2, 1929 at 1915 hours EST, a F2 tornado touched down near Hamilton. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 200 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but a farmer and his wife were injured when it destroyed their farm. It took the house, the barn and some smaller buildings and killed a cow. Other nearby farms were also damaged along with a brick church. Damage amounts are unknown. This was the 4th tornado in a killer outbreak. (Lat./Long. = )
  • May 3, 1954 at 1800 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck. The damage path was 2.3 mile long and of unknown width. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.17/77.38)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1830 hours EST, a F2 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David struck the Sugarland Run subdivision of Sterling. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 50 yards wide. It damaged 80 homes of which 4 were severely damaged. There were no fatalities. Two people were injured. Damages were estimated at $90,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.06/77.32)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1845 hours EST, a second F2 tornado struck. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. The tornado did $100,000 damage. Large trees were toppled across roads and several homes were badly damaged. Cars were buried under debris. (Lat./Long. = 39.08/77.30)
  • June 3, 1980 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck northeast of Mount Weather from near Airmont to near Philmont. Its damage path was 2.7 miles long and 100 yards wide. This tornado did considerable damage to trees, utility lines and property. No one was killed or injured. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.00/77.40 to 38.59/77.37)
  • July 12, 1987 at 1512 hours EST, a small F1 struck. The damage path was 1.3 miles long and 25 yards wide. Details are unknown at this time. There were no deaths or injuries. Damage costs are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.56/77.28 to 38.55/77.27)
  • April 16, 1993 at 0732 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved into the southwest corner of the county from Fauquier. Its damage path in the county was 0.2 miles long and 80 yards wide. Damages are unknown. This was the tail end of a spin-up tornado from a bow echo. (Lat./Long. = 39.00/77.57 to 39.01/77.57)
  • April 16, 1993 at 1925 hours EST, a small F0 tornado struck Bluemont. The damage path was 0.75 miles long and 30 yards wide. Damages were mainly to trees behind homes and stores. The tornado weakened as it moved up the hillside. It was the first of several small tornadoes that evening spawned out of low-top supercells.  The storm also produced quarter to golfball size hail. It was one of two storms to move across Bluemont that night. (Lat./Long. = 39.07/77.49)
  • April 16, 1993 at 2035 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck just northwest of Middleburg and south of St. Louis. The damage path was 1.75 miles long and 60 yards wide. Damages were to trees and horse farm buildings. The tornado lifted before reaching the Foxcroft School. The school reported 10 to 15 minutes of golfball size hail. This was the third and strongest of the four tornadoes that evening. (Lat./Long. = 39.06/77.39)
  • July 14, 1993 at 1505 hours EST, a small F0 struck Leesburg. The damage path was only 0.5 miles long and 20 yards wide. It crossed the parking lot of the jail and damaged nearby trees and property. There were no deaths or injuries. Estimated damage costs are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 39.07/77.33)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1510 hours EST, a F0 tornado was spotted by a state trooper between Upperville and Middleburg. It uprooted a few trees along route 50. The path was 0.5 miles long and 15 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Damages were less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1539 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down in the southeast portion of the county and moved into Fairfax County. This tornado was from the same supercell that produced the small tornado near Middleburg. The tornado was in the county for 2 iles and the path width was 50 yards. The tornado grew in size and intensity from the time it touched down until it struck Sully Stations area in Fairfax County.  Damage in Loudoun County was to trees and utility lines and poles. There were no fatalities or injuries in Loudoun. Damages were about $1,000 for tree removal and utility line restoration. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1424 to 1432 hours EST, a F1 tornado moved from Brunswick, MD across the Potomac into Loudoun County east of Lovettsville and moved to Taylorsville. It was the second tornado produced by this supercell and the eleventh in an outbreak of tornadoes that day across Central Pennsylvania and Maryland. The storm also produced a severe downburst which flattened trees on both sides of the Potomac River east of Harpers Ferry. The damage path in Loudoun County was 4 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities or injuries. Most of the damage was to trees with minor damage to several homes. Damages were estimated at $60,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 19, 1996 at 1450 hours EST, a F0 tornado was the fourth spawned by this supercell. This weak tornado moved across the river from the Seneca Creek area of Montgomery County to the northeast tip of Loudoun County near Lowes Island. Damage was to trees. Damage path was 1 mile long and 50 yards wide. (Lat./Long. = 3.../77...)
  • June 18, 1997 at 1618 to 1625 hours EST, a small F0 tornado tracked 4 miles through a rural and heavily wooded area from Mountville to Oatlands. The damage path averaged only 30 yards wide. While trees came down on property, no damage occurred to houses. No one was injured. Tree damage was along Lime Kiln road.  Damages were less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.../77... to 38.../77...)
  • June 2, 1998at 2110 to 2114 hours EST, An F0 touched down about 3 to 4 miles southeast of Bluemont off Snickersville Turnpike on a nearby farm. The track was about 1 mile long and 50 yards wide. Damage was to trees.  This was the 5th tornado spawned by this supercell. There were no injures. Damages were less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • June 16, 1998at 1655 hours EST, An F1 touched down in Lovettsville. The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 75 yards wide. The tornado caused structural damage to one residence and damages a 200 to 300 foot swath of trees. There were no injures. Damages were about $10,000. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    18
     14
     4
    0
    0
    6
    $200,000 +
Madison County
  • May 17, 1960 at 1700 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path is of unknown details. There were no deaths or injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.23/78.15)
  • March 21, 1976 at 1240 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Wolftown. It tracked 6.5 miles with a damage path averaging about 35 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado damaged a farm and destroyed a heating shop and a warehouse causing about $75,000 in damages.  (Lat./Long. = 38.21/78.21 to 38.23/78.15)
  • June 12, 1976 at 1345 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck 1 mile south of Pratts. Its damage path was only 0.2 miles long and averaged about 35 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado destroyed silos and a two car garage. It did minor damage to nearby houses and leveled trees. Damages were estimated at $20,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.20/78.16)
  • November 23, 1992 at 0110 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Shifflets Corner. It was the second of two tornado produced that day. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and averaged about 50 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado briefly touched down at Route 231 where it partially unroofed two houses. Damages are estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.25/78.18)
  • September 6, 1996 at 0715 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck a farm 1 mile southeast of Locust Dale. The tornado was one of two small ones spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Fran. Its damage path was 0.9 miles long and averaged about 90 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado touched down east of  U.S. Route 15 and swept through a heavily wooded area taking down over 100 trees on a farm. The tornado was moving northerly and lifted near rural route 641. Damages were estimated at $2,500 for debris removal. (Lat./Long. = ..../.....)
  • September 10, 1997 at 1740 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 1 mile east of Radiant. It was the second small tornado out of a small low-topped HP supercell. Its damage path was 0.75 miles long and averaged about 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado moved through a farm overturning an empty livestock truck. An office building and barn had minor damage. Loose objects were tossed around. Trees were snapped and uprooted. The tornado moved north across Route 230 to Route 684. It snapped and uprooted about 50 trees and did minor damage to two homes. Damages were estimated at $15,000. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • August 9, 2000 at 1530 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck a farm 1 mile east of Madison. The tornado was the second of two small tornadoes that day.Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and averaged about 50 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado took down trees knocking which damaged a roof and two cars and blew the roof off of a barn. Damages were estimated at $15,000. (Lat./Long. = ..../.....)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    7
    6
    1
    0
    0
    0
    $152,000 +
Nelson County
  • June 9, 1995 at 1600 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck near Gladstone. Its damage path was 0.3 miles long and about 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were primarily to trees and power lines. Damages are estimated at 8,000 for debris removal and power restoration. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    1
    1
    0
    0
    0
    0
    $ 8000
Orange County
  • August 17, 1965 at 2055 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. Its damage path is of unknown details. There were no deaths or injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.15/78.07)
  • July 19, 1977 at 1615 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 1 mile south of the city of Orange. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and only about 15 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but one person was injured by flying glass. The tornado damaged a auto showroom. A plate glass window shattered seriously injuring the owner. A roof was also peeled off. Parked cars were moved 30 to 50 feet. Damages were $18,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.14/78.07)
  • October 18, 1990 at 1215 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck near Rapidan. Its damage path was 3.5 miles long and averaged about 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but one person was injured. The tornado destroyed a nearly completed house under construction leaving only small rooms near the rear standing. It lifted a 6-ton piece of farm equipemnt and demolished the barn. A pickup truck was lifted and tossed. It took 45 minuted to get a man in the truck out. Corn stalks were sucked out of the ground. It traveled about 2 miles up a hill through a heavily wooded area taking down numerous trees and damaging a couple other homes. Damages were estimated at $200,000. This was the first of a series of tornadoes spawned from a single storm that moved northeast across Fairfax County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore County. (Lat./Long. = 38.18/77.58 to 38.20/77.55)
  • July 21, 1995 at 1440 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Gordonsville. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and averaged about 50 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado tumbled trees which crushed two cars and damaged a few homes. One horse was killed. Street signs were blown down. Damages were estimated at $80,000. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • September 10, 1997 at 1645 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck 2 miles south of Orange. It was the first of two small tornado out of a small low-topped HP supercell. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and averaged about 10 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado was witnessed moving across a field and produced a swirl pattern in the tall grasses and crops. Damages to crops were less than $1,000. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • July 24, 1999 at 1255 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Lake of the Woods area and moved into Spotsylvania County following the Route 3 corridor. The damage path was 0.5 miles long in the county and 50 yards wide.  There were no injuries. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    6
    4
    2
    0
    0
    2
    $350,000 +
Page County
  • May 26, 1925 at 1400 hours EST on a Sunday afternoon, a F2 tornado touched down east of Massanutten Mountain and moved southeast passed Alma and into Stanley were it did considerable damage to the south side of town. A dozen or more homes were unroofed as well as many more businesses. The tornado continued southeast causing severe damage east of  Marksville and lifted near Mauck. Perhaps a total of 50 buildings were unroofed. Numerous large trees fell.  The tornado damage path was about 100 yards wide and an estimated 12 miles long. Damage amounts are estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = )
  • September 9, 1954?? at 1415 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path is of unknown details. There were no deaths or injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = )
  • August 6, 1960 at 1300 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. Its damage path is of unknown details. There were no deaths or injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.28/78.37)
  • September 27, 1993 at 1100 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Stanley. It tracked 0.5 miles with a damage path averaging about 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado damaged four homes and downed numerous trees and power lines causing about $60,000 in total damages.  (Lat./Long. = 38.35/78.31)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    4
    2
    2
    0
    0
    1
    $135,000+
Prince William County (including the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park)
  • April 1, 1973 at 1510 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck and moved into Fairfax County. Its damage path was 15 miles long and 50 yards wide. There were no deaths or injuries. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.23/78.15)
  • January 26, 1978 at 0210 hours EST, a F3 tornado moved north from Quantico Marine Base and hit a housing project on the base destroying 13 duplex units and damaging 28 others. It tracked 0.7 miles with a damage path averaging about 250 yards wide. It struck a trailer park where a family of six were tossed in all directions and a 3 year child was killed. Ten people were injured. Damage costs were estimated at $270,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.30/77.18 to 38.43/77.31)
  • July 21, 1987at 1905 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck. Its damage path was only 0.2 miles long and averaged about 50 yards wide. There were no injures. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.43/77.31)
  • September  27, 1993 at 1201 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from Fauquier County to Nokesville. It was the second of two tornado produced that day. Its damage path in the county was 1 mile long and averaged 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities, but two people were injured by flying debris. The tornado ripped a barn roof off and blew a large business sign down. It uprooted trees and downed power lines. The tornado did substantial damage to a home in Nokesville. Damages are estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.48/77.41)
  • October 14, 1995 at 1542 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck Dale City. It was a gustnado (small tornado on the leading edge of a thunderstorm with the gust front). Its damage path was 0.75 miles long and averaged about 30 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado moved through a residential area uprooting a few trees and snapping off tops of others. there was minor damage to homes except where large tree limbs fell on houses. Damages were estimated at $10,000. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • May 22, 2001 at 1752 hours EST, a F0 tornado was observed near Dale City from I-95. Damage was primarily to trees and wires. Golfball size hail also fell with the storm. It's track is estimated at 1 mile with a path width of 50 yards. Damages were estimated at $5,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.62N/77.31W to 38.64N/77.29W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    6
    3
    3
    0
    1
    12
    $335,000 +
Rappahannock County
  • May 2, 1929 at 1530 hours EST, a F3 tornado struck Woodville.  It was the second documented tornado in Virginia in this killer outbreak. Its damage path was 13 miles long and about 250 yards wide. There were three people killed and 30 more injured. The tornado destroyed most of the town and the high school. Half the students and two teachers were injured at the school. Damage amounts are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.35/78.13 to 38.46/78.07)
  • June 19, 1978 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck Amissville. It tracked 0.25 miles with a damage path averaging about 40 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado took the roof off a barn and a church. A trailor was demolished and trees were destroyed. Damages were estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.40/78.00)
  • April 14, 1980 at 1700 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Castleville-Woodville area. Its damage path was 1 mile long and averaged only about 20 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado lifted the roof off a barn and damaged trees. The funnel was photographed. Damages were estimated at $8,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.36/78.07)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    3
    1
    2
    0
    3
    30
    $150,000 +
Rockingam County (including the city of Harrisonburg)
  • April 5, 1952 at 1100 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck.  Its damage path was 4.9 miles long and about 100 yards wide. It was the second tornado in the state that day. There were no injures. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.22/78.44 to 38.25/78.37)
  • August 6, 1960 at 1300 hours EST, a F2 tornado struck. Its damage path is unknown. There were no injures. Damages are also unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.28/78.37)
  • August 15, 1975 at 1400 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Melrose which is about 6 miles northwest of Harrisonburg.  Its damage path was 1 mile long and about 30 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado overturned a trailer, ripped off a roof and carried away several small utility buildings. Damages were estimated at $15,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.30/78.48)
  • October 2, 1979 at 1830 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Dayton.  Its damage path was 1.1 miles long and about 35 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado snapped off tree tops and utility poles. It broke some windows and flipped an unoccupied trailer home carrying small pieces about a half mile away. Damages were estimated at $20,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.25/78.56)
  • June 24, 1996 at 1803 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Broadway.  Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and about 100 yards wide. There were no injures. The tornado tore roofs off of two homes and two poultry houses. It tossed wrought iron furniture into a pool and damaged trees. Damages were estimated at $40,000.  (Lat./Long. = 38.30/78.48)
  • July 11, 1999 at 1430 hours EST, a small landspout (developed from seemingly fair weather clouds) or small tornado (F0) briefly struck Harrisonburg. The damage path was maybe 0.1 miles long and 15 yards wide. There were no injuries and the only damage was to a tin roof of a store, and loosened shigles on a home. Damages were estimated at $2,000. (Lat./Long. = ..)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    6
    4
    2
    0
    0
    0
    $77,000 +
Shenandoah County
  • June 18, 1997 at at 1520 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck 4 miles southwest of Wheatfield.  It was one of several small tornadoes produced by this mesocyclone (roating thunderstorm). Its damage path was 0.4 miles long and about 30 yards wide. No one was injured. The tornado struck a rural area taking down a path of trees. Damage amounts are estimated at $1,000 to a tree farm. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • August 9, 2000 at 1505 hours EST, a F0 tornado was seen briefly touching down on a farm near the Bowman's Crossing area of Mount Jackson.  It started on the river and moved north across a corn field. Debris was seen spinning up toward the cloud base. The tornado then took down several trees around a house but did not damage the house. Its damage path was 0.2 miles long and it was only 15 yards wide. No one was injured. Damage amounts are estimated at $1,000 or less. (Lat./Long. = .../....)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0
    0
    $2,000
Spotsylvania County (including the city of Fredericksburg)
  • August 9, 1962 at 1500 hours EST, a F2 tornado moved from Louisa County into Spotsylvania near Partlow. Its damage path was 22.2 miles long and was of unknown width. There were no reported deaths or injuries. A farm house and nine farm buildings were destroyed and others damaged near Partlow. Damages were estimated at $75,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.05/78.00 to 38.19/77.43)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1633 hours EST, a strong F1 tornado struck south of Fredericksburg. Its damage path was 4 miles long and about 150 yards wide. It was the first of an outbreak or family of tornadoes spawned by this mesocyclone (rotating thunderstorm) as it moved into Maryland. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado took down hundreds of trees and did moderate damage to chimneys and exterior of several homes. One industrial business was struck with some damage to the structure of the building. Damages were estimated at $50,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.14/77.25 to 38.16/77.21)
  • October 27, 1995 at 1715 hours EST, this strong F1 (possibly F2) tornado struck the Partlow area in the southern corner of the county. Its damage path was 2.75 miles long and averaged about 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado uprooted and snapped hundreds of trees. It disintegrated a trailer and wrapped its axle around the base of a tree. It destroyed numerous sheds and caused minor damage to about 10 homes. Four homes had major damage. One house was moved slightly off its foundation. This house and the one next to it along with a minivan in the driveway had several missiles (2x6 inch beams) penetrate through their sides. It was amazing that no one was hurt. Damages were estimated at $125,000.  (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • February 17, 1998 at 2115 hours EST, this F1 tornado struck 1 mile south of Snell and moved northeast. Its damage path was 5 miles long and averaged about 250 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado uprooted and snapped hundreds of trees despite the fact that there were no leaves to act as a sail to the wind. It narrowly missed a year-round trailer/campground where deaths and injuries could have occurred. It partially tore off roofs of some well build houses and damaged outbuildings and barns. One mobile home was rolled about 100 yards and demolished but there were no occupants at the time. Damages were estimated at $100,000.  (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • February 17, 1998 at 2130 hours EST, a second F1 tornado struck in Massaponax and moved north. Its damage path was 1 mile long and averaged about 100 yards wide. This was the third tornado spawned by this HP supercell. The first one was in Louisa near Lake Anne. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado did minor property damage to some businesses and a few homes and took down some trees.  Damages were estimated at $30,000.  (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • April 9, 1999 at 1717 hours EST, a F1 tornado touched down near Mine Run, about 1 mile north of Paytes, and moved southeast to just east of Mastins Corner. Its damage path was 3.5 miles long and averaged about 100 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado uprooted and snapped large trees, did minor damage to eight homes and damaged or destroyed about seven sheds. Damages were estimated at $20,000.  (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 24, 1999 at 2115 hours EST, this F1 tornado moved from Lake of the Woods in Orange County and tracked east-southeast along the Route 3 corridor all the way into Stafford County. The total path was 18 miles and averaged about 150 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado uprooted and snapped hundreds of trees in the Natioanl Battlefield Parks near Chancellorsville and Fredersicksburg. It did minor damage to homes, businesses and farms all the way across the county. The roof of a school gymnasium was torn off. Moderate damage occurred to an industrial park on the east side of Fredericksburg. A strong downburst followed the tornado on the storms back side. Total Damages were estimated at $1,000,000.  (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    7
    6
    1
    0
    0
    0
    $1.4 M
Stafford County
  • August 15, 1818 at an unknown time, a tornado (estimated F1) moved from Aquia Creek (about 5 miles southeast of the city of Stafford) to near Quantico and across the Potomac River to near Mattawoman Creek about 4 miles south of Indian Head, MD. It uprooted and snapped trees, and damaged houses fences and crops. At least nine vessels on the Potomac were sunk killing many people.  Damages can not be estimated. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • February 2, 1960 at 0030 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck. Its damage path was 2 miles long and 60 yards wide. There were no reported deaths or injuries. Damages are unknown at this time. (Lat./Long. = 38.20/77.28)
  • September 5, 1979 at 1715 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Brooke. Its damage path was 5 miles long and about 30 yards wide. It was the first of an outbreak or family of tornadoes spawned by the remnants of Hurricane David. There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado damaged several homes along a stretch from Marlboro Point to Brooke. Roads were blocked by fallen trees all along the five mile stretch. Damages were estimated at $40,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.23/77.25)
  • October 13, 1983 at 1815 hours EST, a F0 tornado touched down near Widewater. There were three waterspouts spotted on this day. One was sizeable enough to be considered the sixth tornado in an outbreak of tornadoes on this day. There were no known damages. (Lat./Long. = .../...)
  • July 14, 1993 at 1445 hours EST, this F0 tornado struck near Brooke. Its damage path was 0.1 miles long and only about 20 yards wide. This was a small gustnado (tornado on the leading edge of a thunderstorm outflow, the gust front). There were no fatalities nor injures. The tornado tossed a row boat about 200 yards, turned over a travel trailer and took down some trees. Damages were estimated at $15,000.  (Lat./Long. =38.24/77.22)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1335 hours EST, a small F0 tornado touch down. Its damage path was 0.8 miles long and averaged about 100 yards wide. This was one of many tornadoes that day in an outbreak that moved northeast across Maryland and southeast Pensylvania. There were no fatalities nor injures. Damages are unknown.  (Lat./Long. = 38.16/77.28)
  • July 27, 1994 at 1647 hours EST, a small F0 tornado touched down. Its damage path was 0.5 miles long and 30 yards wide. There were no fatalities nor injures. Damages are unknown. (Lat./Long. = 38.25/77.34)
  • September 9, 1996 at 1520 hours EST, a waterspout was reported 6 miles south of widewater. There was no damage path. There were no injures. (Lat./Long. = 38.25/77.34)
  • July 24, 1999 at 1330 hours EST, a F1 tornado crossed the Rappahannock River just east of Fredericksburg into Stafford County. The damage path in the county was about 1 mile long and 50 yards wide.  There were no deaths or injuries. Damages were estimated at $25,000. (Lat./Long. = ...)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    9
    9
    0
    0
    0
    0
    $100,000 +
Warren County
  • July 9, 1970 at 1700 hours EST, a F0 tornado struck.  The damage path and damages are unknown. There was no one killed or injured. (Lat./Long. = 38.54/78.18)
  • July 19, 1977 at 1500 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck Front Royal.  The damage path was 0.5 miles long and 100 yards wide.  There was no one killed or injured. The tornado caused a 100 yard wide swath of damage through a portion of Front Royal. Most of the damage was to uprooted trees and broken tree limbs. (Lat./Long. = 38.54/78.18)
  • April 26, 1993 at 0900 hours EST, a F1 tornado struck the Shenandoah Farms northeast of Front Royal.  The damage path was 6 miles long and about 70 yards wide. There was no one killed or injured. The small tornado was produced by a northward moving bow-echo. The tornado moved through a heavily wooded area and so most of the damage was to trees. Two mobile homes were destroyed. A few other houses were damaged from large uprooted trees. Damages were estimated at $100,000. (Lat./Long. = 38.59/78.06 to 39.02/78.02)
  • May 27, 2001 at 1225 EST, a F1 tornado was spotted by a State Trooper as it touched down about 1 mile southwest of Ashby. The tornado tracked east and then northeast for about 4 miles crossing Ashby Station Road, Rockland Road and Stone Bridge Road and then moved into Clarke County at Milldale Road at 1333 EST. It traveled another 1.5 miles in the county before dissipating near Bethel.  Total ath length was about 5.5 miles. Damage in Warren County was mostly to trees, but 3 farms sustained some damage to barns, outbuildings and a silo. Path width was about 100 yards. There were no fatalities nor injuries. Damages were estimated at $70,000. (Lat./Long. = 39.01N/78.15W to 39.02/78.08 county line to 39.03N/78.05W)
  • Tornado Summary Table:
  • Total #
    #F0/F1
    #F2/F3
    #F4/F5
    Deaths
    Injuries
    Damages
    4
    4
    0
    0
    0
    0
    $170,000 +


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