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Public Information Statement...Updated Track Info for Disputanta
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1200 PM EDT Wed Apr 24 2019

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

***NOTE ALL INFORMATION PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/19/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

.For Disputanta, VA in Prince George County...

Start/End Location...Near Disputanta, VA
Date...April 19, 2019
Estimated Time...731 PM EDT - 741 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90-95 mph
Maximum Path Width...100-200 yards
Path Length...8.3 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...37.11, -77.2
Ending Lat/Lon...37.21, -77.11
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
Track information updated based on subsequent survey information
and more reported damage...

The tornado touched down near Fireside Drive in Disputanta causing
some downed trees and a car port to be blown over, consistent with
EF0 damage. The tornado continued moving north northeast across Webb
Road and then Lebanon Road, Cedar Lane and Pole Run Road. Many trees
were snapped or uprooted and numerous sheds and outbuildings
received significant damage or were destroyed between Lebanon Road
and Pole Run Road. This area was where the EF-1 damage occurred. The
tornado lifted north of Pole Run Road before Route 10.

There was additional tree damage along Hines Road just north of
Newville. It is possible there was a brief spin up tornado
associated with this damage, although the exact cause cannot be
determined due to the limited nature of damage.

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.

$$

MRD


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