Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
957 PM EDT FRI JUL 11 2014

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED NEAR GRAFTON IN
TAYLOR COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...NEAR GRAFTON IN TAYLOR COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
DATE...07/08/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...358 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 TO 85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...NA
PATH LENGTH...7 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.3047N / 80.0221W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.3696N / -79.9156W
* 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.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE NEAR GRAFTON IN TAYLOR COUNTY WEST
VIRGINIA ON 07/08/2014.

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM FOUND A
CONCENTRATED PATH OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS IN
TAYLOR COUNTY. THE FIRST DAMAGE WAS FOUND IN TYGART LAKE STATE
PARK...AND EXTENDS NORTH AND EAST OF THE STATE PARK ACROSS
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE CITY OF GRAFTON AND THEN
CONTINUES NORTHEAST INTO MORE RURAL PARTS OF THE COUNTY.

NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED...INCLUDING LARGE LIMBS SNAPPED AND
TREES UPROOTED. SEVERAL OF THESE TREES FELL ON
HOUSES...CARPORTS...AND CARS. THE SURVEY TEAM ESTIMATED THE WINDS
IN THIS PATH WERE GENERALLY 75 TO 85 MPH BASED ON THE DEGREE OF
TREE DAMAGE.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH #403 WAS ISSUED AT 105 PM FOR TAYLOR
COUNTY. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING WAS ISSUED AT 341 PM...VALID
UNTIL 415 PM.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

FOR REFERENCE...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE IS GENERALLY ANY WIND THAT IS NOT
ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM FROM
TORNADIC WINDS.

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