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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
125 PM EDT TUE AUG 4 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 8/1/2020 TORNADO EVENT...

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS EF0 TORNADO IN BOTETOURT COUNTY...

START LOCATION....NORTHEAST OF HAYMAKERTOWN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY, VA
END LOCATION...4.8 MILES WSW OF FINCASTLE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY, VA
DATE...AUGUST 1, 2020
ESTIMATED TIME...625 PM TO 631 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80-85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...37.474/-79.967
ENDING LAT/LON...37.488/-79.957
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

...SUMMARY...
A DAMAGE SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NWS BLACKSBURG OFFICE WITH 
ASSISTANCE FROM BOTETOURT COUNTY FIRE AND EMS FOUND A DISCONTINUOUS
PATH OF STORM DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF0 TORNADO, WITH 
PEAK WINDS ESTIMATED TO BE 80 TO 85 MPH. THE DAMAGE STARTED .25
MILES NORTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF LEE LANE AND HAYMAKERTOWN ROAD
AND ENDED .5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF BRECKENRIDGE 
MILL ROAD AND LEE LANE.

ALL DAMAGE WAS CONFINED TO UPROOTED TREES AND A FEW SMALL TREES
SNAPPED ALOFT. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG WOULD LIKE TO THANK
BOTETOURT COUNTY FIRE AND EMS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ALONG LEE LANE 
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.

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 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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