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Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR GLENGARY IN BERKELEY COUNTY WV...

LOCATION...2 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF GLENGARY WV
DATE...JULY 13 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...7:37 PM TO 7:38 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65-75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...130 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.3996N / 78.1886W
ENDING LAT/LON...39.4006N / 78.1881W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* 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...
AFTER A REVIEW OF RADAR OBSERVATIONS AND A GROUND SURVEY...THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC HAS CONFIRMED
AN EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN AN AREA ABOUT 2 MILES WEST NORTHWEST
OF GLENGARY IN BERKELEY COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA DURING THE EARLY
EVENING HOURS OF SUNDAY JULY 13 2014.

THE TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 737
PM EDT IN THE 500 BLOCK OF TUB RUN HOLLOW ROAD. EXTENSIVE
TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THIS AREA. SEVERAL DOZEN TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND TOPPED...AND ANOTHER WAS UPROOTED NEAR A HOUSE. THE TREE DEBRIS
PATTERN WAS CONVERGENT IN NATURE...INDICATING TORNADIC ROTATION. THE
TORNADO TRAVELED APPROXIMATELY 130 YARDS TOWARDS THE NORTH NORTHEAST
ALONG TUB RUN HOLLOW ROAD...WHERE IT SNAPPED AND TOPPED ADDITIONAL
TREES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD BEFORE LIFTING AT APPROXIMATELY 738
PM.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE BERKELEY COUNTY
OFFICE OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR ITS
ASSISTANCE WITH THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.

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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