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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1144 AM EDT Wed Sep 30 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/29/2020 TORNADO EVENT...

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMS EF-0 TORNADO IN SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY...

Start Location...One half mile W of Black Creek Road in Southampton
     County
End Location...One half mile NW of Burdette in Southampton County
Date...09/29/2020
Estimated Time...1033 PM EDT to 1035 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...1.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...36.7681/-76.9348
Ending Lat/Lon...36.7722/-76.9082
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A damage survey conducted by the NWS Wakefield office found a path
of storm damage consistent with an EF0 tornado. Peak winds were
estimated to be 75 mph.

The tornado touched down one half mile west of Black Creek Road in
Southampton County. The tornado briefly tracked to the east-
northeast before lifting just northwest of Burdette, VA. The
tornado snapped and uprooted several trees along Black Creek Road.
In addition, three outbuildings were damaged and a large tree
fell on a home causing significant 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.

$$

JM



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