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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
810 PM EDT Mon Apr 22 2019

...NWS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 19 APRIL 2019
TORNADO EVENT IN MCDOWELL COUNTY...

.20190419_McDowellCounty...

Start Location...Ashford in McDowell County, NC
End Location...1 N Ashford in McDowell County, NC
Date...04/19/2019
Estimated Time...10:26 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 mph
Maximum Path Width...10 yards
Path Length...0.63 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.8872/-81.94
Ending Lat/Lon...35.8859/-81.937
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A McDowell County Emergency Management damage survey, in coordination
the NWS, determined that a small EF0 tornado touched down along US 221 N
in Ashford, traveling just over half a mile. Most of the damage
consisted of limbs down with some trees uprooted, but some minor
structural damage was observed, including to shingles of the Inn at
Blue Ridge and some metal skirting around the base of a mobile home.
Some small outbuildings also sustained 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.

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