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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 1.25 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
State VIRGINIA
County/Area RAPPAHANNOCK
WFO LWX
Begin Date 07/23/2008 17:23:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location FIVE FORKS
Begin Lat/Lon 38.67/-78.17
End Date 07/23/2008 17:25:00 EST-5
End Range 2
End Azimuth NNW
End Location ROCK MILLS
End Lat/Lon 38.68/-78.15
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 15.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A slow moving cold front moved towards the Mid Atlantic Coast on July 23rd. This front provided the focus for scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms became severe, producing gusty winds that downed trees and power lines across northern and central Virginia. Two EF-0 tornadoes were confirmed in Rappahannock and Prince William counties.
Event Narrative A brief EF-0-rated tornado with maximum winds of 80 MPH occurred in central Rappahannock County between Rock Mills and Washington. Only tree damage was noted. Initial touchdown was along Rock Mills Road, Route 622, just west of Rudasill Mill Road. Tracking of the tornado damage path ended near the intersection of Hunters Road, Route 621, and Grandview Road, Route 674.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 192.00K 0.00K
FIVE FORKS RAPPAHANNOCK CO. VA 07/23/2008 17:23 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
SPERRYVILLE RAPPAHANNOCK CO. VA 07/23/2008 17:30 EST-5 Hail 0.75 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WASHINGTON RAPPAHANNOCK CO. VA 07/23/2008 17:41 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
BETHEL FAUQUIER CO. VA 07/23/2008 18:11 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 74 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
NEW BALTIMORE FAUQUIER CO. VA 07/23/2008 18:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
NEW BALTIMORE FAUQUIER CO. VA 07/23/2008 18:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
WELLINGTON PRINCE WILLIAM CO. VA 07/23/2008 18:43 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
GREENWICH PRINCE WILLIAM CO. VA 07/23/2008 18:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
GAINESVILLE PRINCE WILLIAM CO. VA 07/23/2008 18:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
BELMONT SPOTSYLVANIA CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:15 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
BELMONT SPOTSYLVANIA CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
OAKTON FAIRFAX CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ROSSLYN ARLINGTON CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WILDERNESS CORNER SPOTSYLVANIA CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SPRING HILL FAIRFAX CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
ROSSLYN ARLINGTON CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ROSSLYN ARLINGTON CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ARLINGTON ARLINGTON CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:30 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WELLINGTON FAIRFAX CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:35 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
MC HENRY SPOTSYLVANIA CO. VA 07/23/2008 19:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PEACOCK FAIRFAX CO. VA 07/23/2008 20:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
LAUREL GROVE FAIRFAX CO. VA 07/23/2008 20:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
FERRY FARMS STAFFORD CO. VA 07/23/2008 20:10 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
AQUIA STAFFORD CO. VA 07/23/2008 20:20 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 3.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 192.00K 0.00K