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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
104 PM EDT Wed Aug 8 2018

...NWS REPORT FOR 08/02/18 TORNADO EVENT...

.A tornado struck just south of the City Charlottesville area on
Thursday August 2nd 2018.

Start Location.................Avon Park in Albemarle County VA
End Location...................Avon Park in Albemarle County VA
Date...........................August 2, 2018
Estimated Time.................11:00 AM to 11:05 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating........EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 mph
Maximum Path Width.............75 yards
Path Length....................2.0 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon..............37.9815/-78.5068
Ending Lat/Lon.................38.0028/-78.4817
* Fatalities...................None
* Injuries.....................None

...Summary...
A EF-0 tornado touched down 2 miles south of the city limits of
the City of Charlottesville in the Avon Park area of Albemarle
County. The touchdown point at 11:00 AM was near the intersection
of Avon Street Extension and Scottsville Road. The tornado 
tracked northeast, roughly parallel to Scottsville Road. Many 
trees were uprooted or had large portions snapped off. There was 
some minor structural damage to Monticello High School involving 
windows and doors. Also at the school, trees and parking lot 
lights were downed. A chimney was toppled onto the roof of a home 
on Galaxie Farm Lane. The tornado dissipated 5 minutes later 
as it crossed near the intersection of Willow Lake Drive and 
Scottsville Road.

The NWS would like to extend our appreciation to the Virginia
Department of Emergency Management, and the Albemarle County 
Office of Emergency Management who assisted with this damage 
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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