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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
547 PM EDT SAT APR 20 2019


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 19 2019 TORNADO EVENT IN BEDFORD COUNTY VA...

.BEDFORD COUNTY VA...

START LOCATION...2.5 MILES NORTH OF THAXTON IN BEDFORD COUNTY VA
END LOCATION...4.3 MILES NORTH OF THAXTON IN BEDFORD COUNTY VA
DATE...APRIL 19TH, 2019
ESTIMATED TIME...11:22 AM EDT - 11:25 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...93 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...60 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.8 MILES
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...
THE NWS DAMAGE SURVEY HAS CONCLUDED THAT AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 
ABOUT 2.5 MILES NORTH OF THAXTON, VA IN BEDFORD COUNTY, AROUND 11:22
AM EDT. THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WAS NEAR PATTERSON MILL ROAD.  THE TORNADO
STAYED ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 3 MINUTES OR FOR ABOUT 1.8 MILES,
UPROOTING OR SNAPPING TREES. THE TORNADO DESTROYED AN OUTBUILDING
OFF OF CENTENNIAL ROAD, BEFORE DISSIPATING.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG SURVEY TEAM WOULD LIKE
TO THANK VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REGION 6
FOR THEIR HELP WITH THIS SURVEY.

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

$$

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