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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
310 PM EDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...VIRGINIA BEACH DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS...

A SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE IN VIRGINIA BEACH REVEALED 3 SEPARATE EVENTS
RELATED TO THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS. TWO OF THESE EVENTS
WERE STRAIGHT LINE WIND EVENTS...THE THIRD WAS A BRIEF TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN. BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENTS IN CHRONOLOGICAL
ORDER.

EVENT 1 - MICROBURST IN THE AREA OF NORFOLK AVE...MEDITERRANEAN
AVE...PINEWOOD DRIVE AND LAKE DR. WINDS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 65 AND 70
MPH. SEVERAL LARGE TREES DOWN...SOME OF WHICH BROUGHT DOWN POWER
LINES AND POWER POLES. A CHURCH STEEPLE WAS BLOWN OFF...AND A CAR IN
THE CHURCH PARKING LOT WAS OVERTURNED. ALL DAMAGE ORIENTED FROM
SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST. TIME ESTIMATED AROUND 330 PM.

EVENT 2 - EF0 TORNADO

LOCATION...BETWEEN ARCTIC AVE AND PACIFIC AVE JUST SOUTH OF 16TH ST
NORTHEASTWARD TO THE OCEAN BETWEEN 17TH AND 18TH ST.
DATE...JULY 10 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...3:35 PM TO 3:36 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 TO 75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.35 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.8432N / 75.9763W
ENDING LAT/LON...36.8472N / 75.9726W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...10

* DAMAGE DETAILS...SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO HOME FROM ROOF BEING BLOWN
OFF. DAMAGE TO SEVERAL OTHER STRUCTURES INCLUDING SCHOOL GYMNASIUM.
LARGE POOL WINDOW BLOWN OUT.

EVENT 3 - STRAIGHT LINE DOWNBURST WIND DAMAGE IN THE PRINCESS ANNE
COUNTRY CLUB AREA. SEVERAL LARGE TREES DOWN...SOME ON OR NEAR HOMES.
A COUPLE OF TREES FELL ONTO CARS. WINDS ESTIMATED AT 65 TO 70 MPH.
TIME ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 345 PM.

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.


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BILL SAMMLER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WAKEFIELD VA






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