Arthur Tornadoes Confirmed

July 9th, 2014 at 1:18 pm by under Weather

3 tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service. These tornadoes occurred late Thursday night (July 3rd) and early Friday morning (July 4th) as Hurricane Arthur moved across Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina. All 3 tornadoes were rated an EF-0, the weakest rating on the EF-Scale. Typically, tornadoes produced within tropical systems are weak and quick spin-ups. But these tornadoes are still dangerous and capable of causing damage.

EF-0 Scale

EF-Scale

The first EF-0 tornado was confirmed near Saluda Road north of Ahoskie and tracked about one mile northwest to Hall Siding Road. This tornado occurred around 11:25 PM on July 3rd. An outbuilding was destroyed and a carport was removed from a house on Hall Siding Road. Plus a significant amount of crops were damaged on Saluda Road. Here is a map of the approximate location.

Arthur Tornado North Carolina

Arthur Tornado  РNear Ahoskie, North Carolina

A second EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Virginia Beach near Lynnwood. This tornado touched down around 1:15 AM on July 4th. Trees were snapped and uprooted along Lynndale Road and Kline Drive. Roof damage was reported due to a tree falling on a home. This same storm produced another EF-0 tornado in Norfolk near the Forest Lawn Cemetery around 1:40 AM on July 4th. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Here are the approximate locations of the tornadoes.

Arthur Tornadoes - Virginia Beach & Norfolk

Arthur Tornadoes – Virginia Beach & Norfolk

Here are two photos of tree damage at the Forest Lawn Cemetery sent into reportit@wavy.com.

Tree Damage

Tree Damage at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Tree Damage at Forest Lawn Cemetery

Tree Damage at Forest Lawn Cemetery

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to “Arthur Tornadoes Confirmed”

  1. Todd says:

    So these are the same tornados that Don Slater denied existing when I turned on the weather after being woken up by the NWS alert.

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