492  
NOUS41 KRNK 132102 CCA  
PNSRNK  
VAZ045-140615-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA  
502 PM EDT MON MAY 13 2019  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/11/2019 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
..CORRECTED FOR ENDING LONGITUDE
 
 
   
EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CAMPBELL COUNTY
 
 
START LOCATION...5.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RED HOUSE IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, VA  
END LOCATION...1.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RED HOUSE IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, VA  
DATE...MAY 11, 2019  
ESTIMATED TIME...4:35 PM EDT TO 4:46 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90-100 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...275 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...4.1 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...37.167330/-78.899800  
ENDING LAT/LON...37.194129/-78.834957  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG CONFIRMED AN  
EF-1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 90 AND 100 MPH.  
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR TIP LANE AND TRAVELED NORTHEASTWARD BEFORE  
LIFTING NEAR LIBERTY LAKE ROAD.  
 
ALONG ITS PATH, THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO THREE HOMES AND SEVERELY  
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED FOUR OUTBUILDINGS. IN ADDITION, THE TORNADO OVERTURNED  
ONE MODULAR HOME AND UPROOTED OR SNAPPED NUMEROUS TREES. AT ITS WIDEST, THE  
TORNADO REACHED UP TO 275 YARDS WIDE.  
 
SINCE 1950, THIS IS THE TENTH TORNADO DOCUMENTED IN CAMPBELL COUNTY WITH THE  
LAST ONE OCCURRING ON APRIL 15, 2018.  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG WOULD LIKE TO THANK CAMPBELL COUNTY  
PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE WITH THIS 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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