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NOUS41 KAKQ 051740

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
140 PM EDT Fri May 5 2017

...Tornado Confirmed 10 miles NNW of Edenton in Chowan County 

Location...10 miles NNW of Edenton in Chowan County NC
Estimated Time...Approximately 0743 AM EDT to 0750 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70-80 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 Yards
Path Length...6 Miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has confirmed a
tornado 10 miles NNW of Edenton in Chowan County NC on 

The tornado touched down just east of the Chowan River near
Whites Landing Road and Gum Pond Road, causing sporadic tree
damage as it moved across Rocky Hock Road. As the tornado
continued to move north northeast, a trailer was knocked off it's
foundation near Nixon Road and a barn was damaged near Evans Bass
Road. The tornado lifted near highway 32 and Center Hill Road. All
of the damage was consistent with an EF0 tornado with estimated
winds of 70 to 80 mph.

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For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.