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Issued by NWS Blacksburg, VA

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Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
330 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NORTHERN CASWELL...SOUTHERN PITTSYLVANIA
COUNTY AND THE CITY OF DANVILLE FOR A TORNADO EVENT ON SUNDAY APRIL 15
2018...

The National Weather Service has completed a survey of damage that
impacted northern Caswell county...the City of Danville of southern
Pittsylvania County.

The results of the survey found a tornado with maximum intensity of
EF1 and winds up to 110 mph. The total path length was 16.4 miles.

Specifics:

Start Location...West of Pelham in Caswell County NC
End Location...2 miles SW of Dry Fork in Pittsylvania County VA
Date...April 15 2018 (Sunday)
Estimated Time..551 to 610 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...175 yards
Path Length...16.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...36.509 / -79.510
Ending Lat/Lon...36.731, -79.422
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...

On Sunday April 15, 2018, a tornado touched down in Caswell County near
Dusty Lane, snapping numerous trees and damaging several outbuildings.
The tornado then moved northeast doing EF1 damage as it passed through
the Westover Area of the City of Danville, producing a continuous path
of damage before lifting northeast of Pleasant Gap Drive, a few miles
to the southwest of Dry Fork, VA.

Numerous trees were damaged or destroyed along the tornado path in the
city of Danville and Pittsylvania County. Primarily minor roof damage
occured to homes and several outbuildings were destroyed. The greatest
damage was found on a farm at R and L Smith Road.

The National Weather Service would like to express sincere gratitude to
the EMA offices from Caswell County, Pittsylvania County and the City
of Danville, as well as the Pittsylvania County Office of Public Safety.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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