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Issued by NWS Sterling, VA

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000 NOUS41 KLWX 211908 PNSLWX ...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. $$ KCS

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