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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
500 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

*** NOTE ALL INFORMATION PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE ***

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/17/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

.Hanover County in Rockville...

Start Location...Rockville in Hanover CO Virginia
End Location...Rockville in Hanover CO Virginia
Date...September 17, 2018
Estimated Time...133PM EDT - 138PM EDT 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed... 95-105 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...Approximately 1.0 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...37.71/77.69
Ending Lat/Lon...37.72/-77.68
* Fatalities...None.
* Injuries...None.

...Summary... A brief EF1 tornado touched down just northwest of the 
intersection of Echo Meadows Road and Rockville Road in Hanover 
County. The storm then moved north-northeast, causing numerous trees 
to be uprooted or snapped. In addition, an open shed was completely 
destroyed, with numerous round bales of hay moved into the field to 
the north. The tornado then lifted near Franklin Hills Drive.

.Richmond Metro West...

Start Location...City of Richmond in Virginia
End Location...Tuckahoe in Henrico Virginia
Date...September 17, 2018
Estimated Time...332PM EDT - 342PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90-95 mph
Maximum Path Width...200 yards
Path Length...approximately 3.8 miles.
Beginning Lat/Lon...37.53/-77.58
Ending Lat/Lon...37.60/-77.55
* Fatalities...None.
* Injuries...None.

...Summary...
An EF1 tornado touched down in the Stoney Point area of the city of
Richmond just south of W Huguenot Rd. The tornado then tracked across
the James River near the Chippenham Parkway. The tornado tracked 
northward into Tuckahoe, before lifting just south of Three Chopt Road.
Numerous trees were downed/snapped with air conditioning units blown off
the West End Church near N Parham Rd.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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MRD