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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 0.73 Miles
-- Width 60 Yards
State VIRGINIA
County/Area FLOYD
WFO RNK
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-05-03 18:02:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 3SSW INDIAN VLY
Begin Lat/Lon 36.88/-80.58
End Date 2009-05-03 18:03:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3SSW INDIAN VLY
End Lat/Lon 36.88/-80.57
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 10.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A warm front meandered along the North Carolina and Virginia border during the evening of May 3rd. An upper level disturbance also pushed across the region. This created a high shear environment, with enough instability to produce a few thunderstorms. One of these thunderstorms dropped an EF-0 tornado 3 miles south southwest of Indian Valley, Virginia.
Event Narrative An EF-0 tornado touched down six-tenths of a mile west-northwest of the intersection of Indian Valley Post Office road and Vaughns Mill road, or three miles southwest of Indian Valley. The tornado lifted about a mile northeast near Shady Grove road.
Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and a few small structures were damaged...including a shed that was flattened.
Monetary damages to the structures and shed are estimated.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
INDIAN VLY FLOYD CO. VA 05/03/2009 18:02 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 10.00K 0.00K