Path length: 0.1 miles
Width: 10 yards
There was one tornado confirmed on November 29, 1963. It was a small, quick-hitting twister that hit on a Friday afternoon just east of Stuarts Draft, VA. The Storm Data Narrative stated it developed “on the road leading to Sherando about 10 miles southeast of Staunton.” A new house under construction was nearly leveled. Portions of the roof was carried 75 feet. Two other roofs of two others homes were torn away. There was damage to a few outbuildings and trees were uprooted.
SPC coordinates (Only one point since the path is short): Start: 38.03 / -79.02
Corrected coordinates based on Storm Data and Grazulis:
Start: 38.030526/-78.989462 End: 38.037854/-78.972198
Note: Exact tornado path may not be straight and/or continuous.
We gathered information for this event from the SPC & NCDC Databases, the November 1963 Storm Data Publication and Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes and found the following differences:
- The Storm Data entry has an unknown path length.
- SPC has a length at 0.1 miles, NCDC lists 0 miles
- Grazulis lists 1 mile.
- The Storm Data entry has an unknown width.
- Usually when that happens, the SPC database will list a width of 10 yards and NCDC will list a width of 33 yards. That is the case here.
- Grazulis leaves this portion blank.
- SPC/NCDC have a start time at 13:30 CST (14:30 EST).
- Storm Data and Grazulis have a start time of 1415 EST.
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