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NOUS42 KRAH 051523

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
1123 AM EDT Fri May 5 2017

...EF-1 Tornado Confirmed Approximately 4 Miles northeast of 
Oxford in Granville County North Carolina...

Location...4 Miles NE Oxford in Granville County North Carolina
Estimated Time...521 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95 mph
Maximum Path Width...250 yards
Path Length...1 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...36.365N/78.559W 
Ending lat/Lon...36.3792N/78.553W
* 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 Raleigh NC has confirmed 
an EF-1 tornado approximately 4 Miles northeast of Oxford in 
Granville County, North Carolina on 05/05/2017.

At approximately 5:21 AM EDT, a tornado developed in a heavily 
wooded area just north of Winding Oak Road, where it produced 
extensive tree damage consisting of uprooted hardwood trees and 
snapped softwood trees. The tornado moved northeast, crossing some
open fields and then caused a concentrated area of damage to two 
nearby homes near 6639 Horner Siding Road. The majority of the 
structural damage at this location was a result of fallen trees 
onto homes and outbuildings. Additionally, there was some minor 
siding damage to one of the homes and the roof of an outbuilding 
was blown off. The tornado crossed Horner Siding Road where it 
quickly dissipated in an open field at approximately 5:22 AM EDT. 
There were no fatalities or injuries. 

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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.