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Issued by NWS Wakefield, VA

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1151 AM EDT Mon May 8 2017

...Tornado Confirmed South of Kenbridge in Lunenburg County

Location...South of Kenbridge in Lunenburg County Virginia
Estimated Time...0613 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75
MPH Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...1 mile
* 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 Wakefield VA has confirmed a
tornado south of Kenbridge in Lunenberg County Virginia on

A EF0 tornado with estimated winds of 65 to 75 MPH occurred at the
intersection of Craigs Mill Road and Powers Road in Lunenburg
County. The tornado briefly touched down in an area of trees just
to the west of Powers Road. The tornado then lifted before
touching down at the intersection of Craigs Mill Road and Powers
Road, uprooting and breaking numerous trees. No significant
structural damage was indicated other than some minor flashing
damage to a house, and damage to a kennel from falling trees. The
tornado then lifted once again just north of the Craigs
Mill/Powers Road intersection.

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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.


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