EF0 Tornado Confirmed in Virginia BeachJuly 11th, 2014 at 5:32 pm by Jeff Edmondson WAVY under Weather
The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA conducted their storm survey today in Virginia Beach.
While the storm was moving to the east across the Southside cities, another thunderstorm that developed near Elizabeth City was moving NNE. When these two storms collided the momentum from the NC storm may have helped to add a little spin to the Virginia storm cell. That could be one of the main reasons we had this tornado develop. This tornado injured 10 people.
Other damage in the immediate area was from straight line winds. That was from the heavy rain and hail falling to the ground. That precipitation drags the air with it which thus causes strong horizontal winds once that air reaches the ground. The wind was estimated to be between 65 and 70 MPH.
If you want to see pictures of the damage go HERE.
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson