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NWS confirms 3 tornadoes Thursday night in the Northern Neck

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Posted at 7:34 PM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-19 21:36:21-04

Richmond, Va. – The National Weather Service in Wakefield has confirmed that three EF-0 tornadoes touched down Thursday night in the Northern Neck.

Two of the tornadoes occurred in Richmond County and the third was in Lancaster County. No fatalities or injuries occurred in any of the storms. However, many areas did see damage and uprooted trees.

Further south, in Accomack County, straight line winds also caused damage to a local marina and uprooted several trees.

Here’s the official report from the National Weather Service:

A SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE IN RICHMOND AND LANCASTER COUNTIES REVEALED

THAT 3 EF-0 TORNADOES OCCURRED WITH THE STORM THAT MOVED SOUTHEAST

ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT…JUNE 18TH. THE STORM TRACKED ON THE

NORTH SIDE OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER REMAINING OVER RICHMOND AND

LANCASTER COUNTIES. THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE EVENT.

EVENT- EF-0 TORNADOES

LOCATION…THE STORM FIRST DEVELOPED WEST OF NEWLAND AND QUICKLY

INTENSIFIED MOVING SOUTHEAST. TORNADOES WERE DETERMINED TO HAVE

TOUCHED DOWN IN 3 SEPARATE LOCATIONS ALONG THE PATH OF THE STORM.

THE FIRST TORNADO BEGAN 2 MILES WEST OF GERMAN’S CORNER IN RICHMOND

COUNTY TRACKING SOUTHEAST FOR 6 MILES PASSING NEAR NAYLORS BEACH AND

CROSSING HIGHWAY 360. PEAK WINDS WERE BETWEEN 70 TO 80 MPH.

THE SECOND TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTH AND NORTHEAST OF SHARPS

NEAR IVONDALE IN RICHMOND COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRACKED ALONG FARNHAM

CREEK ROAD CROSSING HALES POINT ROAD AND SIMONSON ROAD. THIS TORNADO

TRACKED AROUND 2.5 TO 3 MILES UPROOTING AND SNAPPING TREES WITH

AROUND 70 MPH WINDS.

THE THIRD AND LAST TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN LANCASTER COUNTY NEAR

MOLLUSK TRACKING SOUTHEAST TO OTTOMAN. THIS WAS THE WEAKEST OF THE

THREE TORNADOES REMAINING MOSTLY IN THE TREES TOPS AND BOUNCING AS IT

TRACKED SOUTHEAST FOR ABOUT 4 MILES.

THE TORNADO PARALLELED RIVER ROAD EVENTUALLY CROSSING RIVER ROAD

NEAR OTTOMAN. WINDS WERE AROUND 65 TO 70 MPH.

TORNADO ONE

ESTIMATED TIME…8:53 PM TO 9:08 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF-0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…70 TO 80 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…100 YARDS

PATH LENGTH…6 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON…38.00N / 76.88W

ENDING  LAT/LON…37.95N / 76.80W

* FATALITIES…0

* INJURIES…0

* DAMAGE DETAILS…HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.

TORNADO TWO

ESTIMATED TIME…9:28 PM TO 9:38 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF-0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…60 TO 70 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…50 YARDS

PATH LENGTH…3 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON…37.85N / 76.67W

ENDING LAT/LON…37.83N / 76.62W

* FATALITIES…0

* INJURIES…0

* DAMAGE DETAILS…HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.

TORNADO THREE

ESTIMATED TIME…9:51 PM TO 10:06 PM EDT

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF-0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…60 TO 70 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…50 YARDS

PATH LENGTH…4 MILES

BEGINNING LAT/LON…37.74N / 76.55W

ENDING LAT/LON…37.69N / 76.52W

* FATALITIES…0

* INJURIES…0

* DAMAGE DETAILS…HARDWOOD TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.

THERE WAS ADDITIONAL STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE NEAR NEWLAND…IN

WARSAW…MERRY POINT AND NORTH OF WEEMS.

NOTE…THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT

TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN

NWS STORM DATA.