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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
451 PM EDT MON MAY 9 2022

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR EF-0 TORNADO AND STRAIGHT-LINE
WIND DAMAGE ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, MAY 6TH 2022...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM INSPECTED STORM DAMAGE
NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF FAIRFIELD, VIRGINIA IN NORTHERN ROCKBRIDGE
COUNTY, VIRGINIA. THE SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS MOSTLY
THE RESULT OF STRONG DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS. HOWEVER, THE
SURVEY CONCLUDED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE
LARGER AREA OF STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE.

THE STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE BEGAN APPROXIMATELY 1.25 MILES
SOUTH OF THE COMMUNITY OF FAIRFIELD ALONG BORDEN GRANT TRAIL THEN
CONTINUED ALONG A GENERALLY NORTHWARD PATH TO APPROXIMATELY 0.33
MILE EAST OF FAIRFIELD AND THEN ENDED NEAR A POINT APPROXIMATELY 
0.40 MILE NORTHEAST OF FAIRFIELD. SEVERAL LARGE TREES WERE EITHER
BLOWN DOWN OR UPROOTED ALONG THE DAMAGE PATH FROM SOUTH TO
NORTHEAST OF FAIRFIELD. WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED TO HAVE
RANGED FROM 85 MPH AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DAMAGE PATH TO
65 TO 70 MPH NEAR THE END OF THE DAMAGE PATH.

WITHIN THE LARGER PATH OF STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE, THE SURVEY
DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO OCCURRED 0.10 MILE NORTHEAST OF THE 
TOWN OF FAIRFIELD. DAMAGE ALONG THE TORNADO PATH CONSISTED OF DAMAGE 
TO THREE SIDES OF A CHURCH, SEVERAL LARGE DOWNED TREES, AND DAMAGE 
TO THE SIDING OF SOME FARM OUTBUILDINGS NEAR THE END OF THE DAMAGE 
PATH. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND ITS
SINCERE GRATITUDE TO THE ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT
FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN PERFORMING THIS SURVEY.

TORNADO NO. 2 FOR 5/6/2022/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VIRGINIA

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.10 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   60 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/06/2022
START TIME:             840 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         0.10 MILE ENE FAIRFIELD/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VA
START LAT/LON:          37.88N, 79.29W

END DATE:               05/06/2022
END TIME:               840 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           0.20 MILE NNE FAIRFIELD/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VA
END LAT/LON:            37.88N, 79.29W


THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VIRGINIA

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND     85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.55 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   UNKNOWN
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/06/2022
START TIME:             831 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         1.25 MILE S FAIRFIELD/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY VA
START LAT/LON:          37.86N, 79.29W

END DATE:               05/06/2022
END TIME:               842 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           0.4 MILE NE FAIRFIELD
END LAT/LON:            37.88N, 79.29W

&&

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

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

$$

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