Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
354 PM EDT TUE JUN 23 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BRISTOW IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY VA AND
THE CITY OF MANASSAS...

LOCATION...BRISTOW IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY VA AND CITY OF MANASSAS
DATE...JUNE 20 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...727 PM TO 732 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2.1 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.7318N / 77.5454W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.7460N / 77.5113W
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...0

* 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 BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE LOCATED IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO STRUCK
THE CITY OF MANASSAS AND NEARBY BRISTOW IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY VA
AT APPROXIMATELY 727 PM EDT ON SATURDAY JUNE 20TH 2015.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PERSONNEL COMPLETED A GROUND SURVEY ALONG
WITH RADAR ANALYSIS AND CONCLUDED A SMALL TORNADO PRODUCED DAMAGE
ALONG A 2.1 MILE PATH BEGINNING NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF VIRGINIA
STATE ROUTE 28/NOKESVILLE ROAD/ AND LINTON HALL ROAD. THE TORNADO
THEN MOVED NORTHEAST ALONG ROUTE 28...ENDING IT/S DAMAGE PATH AT
THE BASEBALL FIELDS AT THE INTERSECTION OF GODWIN ROAD AND ROUTE 28.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CLASSIFIED THIS TORNADO AS AN EF-0
TORNADO. PEAK WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 85 MPH.

THE TORNADO/S PATH WIDTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 100 YARDS. THE BULK OF
THE DAMAGE OCCURRED AT THE BROAD RUN GOLF TRAINING CENTER...WHERE
ABOUT A HALF-DOZEN SOFTWOOD TREES BETWEEN 12 AND 18 INCHES IN DIAMETER
WERE SNAPPED APPROXIMATELY 4 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND.  THE DAMAGE AT
THE BASEBALL FIELDS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 28 AND GODWIN ROAD
INCLUDED A SCOREBOARD SECURED BY 4X4S BEING SNAPPED...ALONG WITH
BASEBALL DUGOUT ROOFS LIFTED AND BLOWN AWAY.

THE DAMAGE WAS SPORADIC ALONG THE 2.1 MILE PATH...BUT COINCIDED WITH
THE TORNADIC SIGNATURE AS DEPICTED ON WSR-88D AND FAA TERMINAL DOPPLER
WEATHER RADAR. NO ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED NORTHEAST OF GODWIN ROAD.

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

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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