National Weather Service confirms 10 tornadoes developed Monday in Virginia

Posted at 2:50 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 14:50:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The National Weather Service in Wakefield confirmed Friday that 10 tornadoes, raised from nine, formed in Virginia on Monday.

Originally, the NWS Wakefield outlet reported that nine tornadoes were reported from 3:38 p.m. to 3:56 p.m., but this tenth tornado occurred at approximately 4:23 p.m.

The tornado, which touched down in Richmond on the north side of the James River, was classified as an EF-0 with wind speeds up to 75 mph. According to NWS Wakefield, the strongest of the nine tornadoes was the one that hit Chesterfield County as an EF-2, ending in one death. This tornado reportedly had winds up to 125 mph.

“In my 11 years here, as the chief meteorologist at CBS 6, nothing really compares,” said chief meteorologist Zach Daniel of CBS 6 in Richmond about Monday’s experience with the tornadoes.

The newly-reported tornado mainly snapped and uprooted trees along its path.