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04augAll DayRosewell (Gloucester County, VA)

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Start Time:  4:53 am EDT

End Time:  5:00 am EDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  90-95 mph

Path length: 4.7 miles

Width:  250 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries:  0

County:  Gloucester

State:  Virginia

Start Lat/Lon:  37.3264 / -76.5862

End Lat/Lon:  37.3884 / -76.6208


A damage survey conducted by the NWS Wakefield office found a path of storm damage consistent with an EF1 tornado. Peak winds were estimated to be 90 to 95 mph. The tornado likely developed as a waterspout over the York River, then moved onshore at Middle Peninsula State Park. The tornado then quickly tracked north-northwest, crossing over Rosewell Plantation, Gum Point Lane and Tallaferro Lane. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted in this area consistent with EF1 damage. Some roof materials and siding was also removed from homes in this area. The tornado then briefly moved over the York River again before crossing over Hemitage Lane and Primrose Path where additional snapped trees were observed. The tornado continued to move north-northwest before lifting near Cappahosic Road.


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