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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
615 PM EDT Mon Sep 17 2018


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS AN EF0 TORNADO IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY
ON 9/17/2018...

...BOYDTON, VIRGINIA EF0 TORNADO...

Start Location...3 miles WNW of Boydton, VA in Mecklenburg County
End Location...6 miles east of Chase City, VA  in Mecklenburg County 
Date...8/17/2018
Estimated Time...1035 AM EDT through 1050 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80-85 mph
Maximum Path Width...Approx 100 yards, although wind damage extended outwards
                     to over 300 yards.
Path Length...9 miles

...Summary...
An EF0 tornado was confirmed by an National Weather Service Storm Survey
in Mecklenburg County. The tornado touched down near Skipwith Road and
Moores Road around 1035 AM where numerous trees were downed. The storm then
tracked northeast, while intermittently touching down causing widespread
tree damage. The tornado made it's last touchdown near highway 47 about
6 miles east of Chase City where numerous trees were downed near the
Salem Methodist Church. Structure damage to several houses and outbuildings were 
noted, however all structure damage was due to downed trees. This
statement will be updated later in the week as more information arrives
to the NWS.

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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MRD