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NOUS41 KLWX 081704  
PNSLWX  
VAZ025>027-029-036>040-050-051-507-508-090115-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC  
104 PM EDT WED AUG 8 2018  
   
..NWS REPORT FOR 08/02/18 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
.A TORNADO STRUCK JUST SOUTH OF THE CITY CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA ON  
THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND 2018.  
 
START LOCATION.................AVON PARK IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY VA  
END LOCATION...................AVON PARK IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY VA  
DATE...........................AUGUST 2, 2018  
ESTIMATED TIME.................11:00 AM TO 11:05 AM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING........EF-0  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH.............75 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH....................2.0 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON..............37.9815/-78.5068  
ENDING LAT/LON.................38.0028/-78.4817  
* FATALITIES...................NONE  
* INJURIES.....................NONE  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 2 MILES SOUTH OF THE CITY LIMITS OF  
THE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE IN THE AVON PARK AREA OF ALBEMARLE  
COUNTY. THE TOUCHDOWN POINT AT 11:00 AM WAS NEAR THE INTERSECTION  
OF AVON STREET EXTENSION AND SCOTTSVILLE ROAD. THE TORNADO  
TRACKED NORTHEAST, ROUGHLY PARALLEL TO SCOTTSVILLE ROAD. MANY  
TREES WERE UPROOTED OR HAD LARGE PORTIONS SNAPPED OFF. THERE WAS  
SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL INVOLVING  
WINDOWS AND DOORS. ALSO AT THE SCHOOL, TREES AND PARKING LOT  
LIGHTS WERE DOWNED. A CHIMNEY WAS TOPPLED ONTO THE ROOF OF A HOME  
ON GALAXIE FARM LANE. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED 5 MINUTES LATER  
AS IT CROSSED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WILLOW LAKE DRIVE AND  
SCOTTSVILLE ROAD.  
 
THE NWS WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR APPRECIATION TO THE VIRGINIA  
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY  
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT WHO ASSISTED WITH THIS DAMAGE  
SURVEY.  
 
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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