USCRN Station Struck By Deadly Storm
On the morning of July 24, a severe thunderstorm moved along the Chesapeake Bay and Cape Charles, Virginia, shore. The storm produced a deadly EF-1 tornado, which made landfall at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort, killing 2 and injuring 36. Nearly five miles east of the campground, the storm directly hit the Cape Charles U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) station, damaging one of its sensors used to monitor atmospheric wetness. The storm produced 30 mph sustained winds and 50 mph 10-second gusts at the USCRN station along with record-breaking precipitation rates.