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Statement as of 1:55 PM EDT on May 21, 2018

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on May 29, 2018


... NWS damage survey for Bedford County tornado event on Saturday
evening of may 19th...

Start location... approximately 5 miles southwest of Bedford City
end location... approximately 4 miles southwest of Bedford City
date... may 19, 2018
estimated time... 936 PM EDT - 938 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
maximum path width... 100 yards
path length... 1.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 37.28/-79.56
ending lat/Lon... 37.29/-79.56
* fatalities... none
* injuries... none

... Summary...
a NWS damage assessment team has concluded that a tornado touched
down just south of Mount Olivet Road in Bedford County at
approximately 936 PM EDT on Saturday, may 19, 2018.

The tornado remained on the ground almost continually as it moved
north-northeast at around 30 mph though open farmland just west
of big easy place Road, which is off of Highway 122. The tornado
continued a short distance further north over farmland before
lifting around 938 PM EDT before reaching the power lines about a
mile southwest of Hidden Oaks Lane.

Approximately 50 trees were either snapped, uprooted, or damaged
along the path of the tornado. No homes or outbuildings were
impacted.

Damage indicators along most of the tornadic path were in the EF0
range, mainly 65 to 85 mph, but an isolated low-end EF1 damage
indicator consistent with 90 mph winds was noted, hence the storm
rating as EF1.

The NWS would like to thank local land owners for their assistance
in the conduction of this damage assessment 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.


Wert

155 PM EDT Mon may 21 2018

... NWS damage survey for Bedford County tornado event on Saturday
evening of may 19th...

Start location... approximately 5 miles southwest of Bedford City
end location... approximately 4 miles southwest of Bedford City
date... may 19, 2018
estimated time... 936 PM EDT - 938 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90 mph
maximum path width... 100 yards
path length... 1.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 37.28/-79.56
ending lat/Lon... 37.29/-79.56
* fatalities... none
* injuries... none

... Summary...
a NWS damage assessment team has concluded that a tornado touched
down just south of Mount Olivet Road in Bedford County at
approximately 936 PM EDT on Saturday, may 19, 2018.

The tornado remained on the ground almost continually as it moved
north-northeast at around 30 mph though open farmland just west
of big easy place Road, which is off of Highway 122. The tornado
continued a short distance further north over farmland before
lifting around 938 PM EDT before reaching the power lines about a
mile southwest of Hidden Oaks Lane.

Approximately 50 trees were either snapped, uprooted, or damaged
along the path of the tornado. No homes or outbuildings were
impacted.

Damage indicators along most of the tornadic path were in the EF0
range, mainly 65 to 85 mph, but an isolated low-end EF1 damage
indicator consistent with 90 mph winds was noted, hence the storm
rating as EF1.

The NWS would like to thank local land owners for their assistance
in the conduction of this damage assessment 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.


Wert


1029 am EDT sun may 20 2018

... Precipitation totals...

The following is a list of unofficial precipitation totals for a 24
hour period ending at 8 am Sunday. These reports are from a
combination of sources including coop observers... IFLOWS gages... and
ASOS and have not been quality controlled.


North Carolina


... Alleghany County...

    0.52 Sparta 3.5 SSW - ccr
    0.38 Glade Creek vfd dcp

... Ashe County...

    0.70 Lansing 5.9 NW - ccr

... Stokes County...

    1.82 Danbury 4.6 NNW - ccr
    1.53 King coop
    0.72 Danbury coop

... Surry County...

    0.49 Ararat r. At Ararat
    0.33 Mount Airy coop
    0.27 Raven Knob RAWS

... Watauga County...

    0.48 Sandy Flats IFLOWS
    0.25 Blowing Rock 4.4 NE - ccr

... Wilkes County...

    0.37 rendezvous mtn RAWS site
    0.29 Elk Creek at Elkville dcp

... Yadkin County...

    0.54 Yadkinville 0.2 E - ccr
    0.45 Yadkinville 6 E coop


Virginia


... Alleghany County...

    0.53 Covington fp coop
    0.36 Warm Springs mtn IFLOWS
    0.26 Dunlap creek nr Covington

... Amherst County...

    1.70 Pedlar dam coop

... Appomattox County...

    0.27 Appomattox coop

... Bath County...

    1.18 Millboro 0.3 NW - ccr
    0.96 Yost IFLOWS
    0.51 trappers Lodge IFLOWS
    0.47 Hot Springs coop
    0.43 Lime Kiln RAWS
    0.31 gathright dam dcp
    0.30 Williamsville coop/larc

... Bedford County...

    2.63 Bedford coop
    2.09 Holcomb rock coop
    2.09 Big Island 2.5 WNW
    0.32 Moneta 3.7 SW - ccr

... Bland County...

    0.97 Bland dcp
    0.83 Bastian/Clear Fork dcp

... Botetourt County...

    0.32 tinker creek IFLOWS
    0.28 Troutville IFLOWS

... Campbell County...

    0.58 Concord 4 SSW coop
    0.31 Gladys 0.6s - ccr

... Carroll County...

    2.02 Fancy Gap IFLOWS
    2.02 Gladesboro IFLOWS
    0.75 Buffalo mtn. IFLOWS
    0.43 Laurel Fork dcp

... Charlotte County...

    0.52 Keysville coop

... City of Danville...

    0.32 Danville ap (asos)

... Craig County...

    0.63 Potts mtn. IFLOWS
    0.41 Craig valley RAWS
    0.32 Craig crk/Abbott IFLOWS

... Floyd County...

    0.40 Copper Hill coop
    0.29 Copper Hill 6.2 S - ccr
    0.26 Willis 2.7 se - ccr

... Franklin County...

    1.92 Rocky Mount coop
    1.09 rocky Mt. 4.3 NNW - ccr
    0.99 Providence ch. IFLOWS
    0.83 Prilliman IFLOWS
    0.61 rocky Mt. 3.6w - ccr
    0.52 Rocky Mount/pigg r. IFLOWS
    0.44 Route 640/pigg r. IFLOWS

... Giles County...

    0.93 Staffordsville coop
    0.87 Spruce Run IFLOWS
    0.41 Pembroke 1.3 NNE ccr

... Grayson County...

    1.42 Fairwood IFLOWS
    1.14 Grayson Highland IFLOWS

... Henry County...

    2.77 Sanville IFLOWS
    2.74 Philpott dam
    1.72 Jones Creek IFLOWS
    1.08 blackberry bridge IFLOWS
    1.04 Mt Hermon church IFLOWS
    0.99 Smith River nr Fieldale IFLOWS sg/rg
    0.96 blackberry creek IFLOWS rg
    0.75 Martinsville filter coop
    0.72 Rangeley branch IFLOWS

... Montgomery County...

    0.39 brush mtn IFLOWS
    0.32 crawfords ridge IFLOWS

... Patrick County...

    2.92 busted rock #2 IFLOWS
    2.89 Stuart coop
    1.58 trot valley IFLOWS
    1.31 Circle M IFLOWS
    1.18 Critz IFLOWS
    0.65 Meadows of Dan coop

... Pittsylvania County...

    0.39 Chatham coop

... Pulaski County...

    0.83 Peak Creek IFLOWS sg/rg
    0.50 Pulaski coop
    0.32 Cove mtn IFLOWS

... Roanoke County...

    0.44 Sugarloaf mtn IFLOWS
    0.30 Roanoke 8n coop

... Rockbridge County...

    0.68 Glasgow 1 se coop
    0.56 glenped RAWS
    0.44 north mtn IFLOWS
    0.41 Lexington 11.5 WSW - ccr
    0.32 Vesuvius IFLOWS sg/rg
    0.26 Buena Vista coop

... Smyth County...

    1.10 Saltville coop
    0.98 Saltville rg (tva)
    0.91 Mt. Rogers IFLOWS
    0.87 Marion 2.4 ENE - ccr
    0.82 Marion rg (tva)
    0.75 Nebo IFLOWS
    0.45 Konnarock dcp
    0.40 Walker house IFLOWS

... Tazewell County...

    1.15 Bluestone IFLOWS
    1.07 Cumberland hts IFLOWS
    0.96 Burkes Garden coop
    0.75 Richlands coop
    0.44 xmas tree hill IFLOWS
    0.40 Whitaker Ridge IFLOWS
    0.36 Tazewell 2.9 NNW - ccr
    0.34 Richlands rg (tva)
    0.28 Jewell Ridge IFLOWS

... Wythe County...

    0.56 caseknife stn IFLOWS
    0.43 Crawfish Valley IFLOWS
    0.42 Stony Fork usfs RAWS
    0.26 Wytheville coop


West Virginia


... Greenbrier County...

    1.05 east Rainelle 2e
    1.00 McRoss 3e coop
    0.68 Williamsburg vfd IFLOWS
    0.59 Blue Bend IFLOWS
    0.55 Jobs Knob nr Clearco 1s
    0.40 Rucker Gap IFLOWS
    0.39 Lewisburg 3 N coop

... Mercer County...

    0.79 Bluefield IFLOWS
    0.57 Bluefield coop
    0.49 Bluefield ap (asos)
    0.47 East River at Willowton sg/rg
    0.40 Egeria IFLOWS
    0.40 Bramwell IFLOWS
    0.37 Princeton coop
    0.28 Bluestone r. At Spanishburg IFLOWS sg/rg

... Monroe County...

    0.40 Ballard IFLOWS
    0.32 Wolf Creek IFLOWS
    0.31 Rock Camp dcp

... Summers County...

    0.60 Ellison Ridge IFLOWS
    0.53 Alderson
    0.34 Bluestone Lake coop


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1029 am EDT sun may 20 2018

... Precipitation totals...

The following is a list of unofficial precipitation totals for a 24
hour period ending at 8 am Sunday. These reports are from a
combination of sources including coop observers... IFLOWS gages... and
ASOS and have not been quality controlled.


North Carolina


... Alleghany County...

    0.52 Sparta 3.5 SSW - ccr
    0.38 Glade Creek vfd dcp

... Ashe County...

    0.70 Lansing 5.9 NW - ccr

... Stokes County...

    1.82 Danbury 4.6 NNW - ccr
    1.53 King coop
    0.72 Danbury coop

... Surry County...

    0.49 Ararat r. At Ararat
    0.33 Mount Airy coop
    0.27 Raven Knob RAWS

... Watauga County...

    0.48 Sandy Flats IFLOWS
    0.25 Blowing Rock 4.4 NE - ccr

... Wilkes County...

    0.37 rendezvous mtn RAWS site
    0.29 Elk Creek at Elkville dcp

... Yadkin County...

    0.54 Yadkinville 0.2 E - ccr
    0.45 Yadkinville 6 E coop


Virginia


... Alleghany County...

    0.53 Covington fp coop
    0.36 Warm Springs mtn IFLOWS
    0.26 Dunlap creek nr Covington

... Amherst County...

    1.70 Pedlar dam coop

... Appomattox County...

    0.27 Appomattox coop

... Bath County...

    1.18 Millboro 0.3 NW - ccr
    0.96 Yost IFLOWS
    0.51 trappers Lodge IFLOWS
    0.47 Hot Springs coop
    0.43 Lime Kiln RAWS
    0.31 gathright dam dcp
    0.30 Williamsville coop/larc

... Bedford County...

    2.63 Bedford coop
    2.09 Holcomb rock coop
    2.09 Big Island 2.5 WNW
    0.32 Moneta 3.7 SW - ccr

... Bland County...

    0.97 Bland dcp
    0.83 Bastian/Clear Fork dcp

... Botetourt County...

    0.32 tinker creek IFLOWS
    0.28 Troutville IFLOWS

... Campbell County...

    0.58 Concord 4 SSW coop
    0.31 Gladys 0.6s - ccr

... Carroll County...

    2.02 Fancy Gap IFLOWS
    2.02 Gladesboro IFLOWS
    0.75 Buffalo mtn. IFLOWS
    0.43 Laurel Fork dcp

... Charlotte County...

    0.52 Keysville coop

... City of Danville...

    0.32 Danville ap (asos)

... Craig County...

    0.63 Potts mtn. IFLOWS
    0.41 Craig valley RAWS
    0.32 Craig crk/Abbott IFLOWS

... Floyd County...

    0.40 Copper Hill coop
    0.29 Copper Hill 6.2 S - ccr
    0.26 Willis 2.7 se - ccr

... Franklin County...

    1.92 Rocky Mount coop
    1.09 rocky Mt. 4.3 NNW - ccr
    0.99 Providence ch. IFLOWS
    0.83 Prilliman IFLOWS
    0.61 rocky Mt. 3.6w - ccr
    0.52 Rocky Mount/pigg r. IFLOWS
    0.44 Route 640/pigg r. IFLOWS

... Giles County...

    0.93 Staffordsville coop
    0.87 Spruce Run IFLOWS
    0.41 Pembroke 1.3 NNE ccr

... Grayson County...

    1.42 Fairwood IFLOWS
    1.14 Grayson Highland IFLOWS

... Henry County...

    2.77 Sanville IFLOWS
    2.74 Philpott dam
    1.72 Jones Creek IFLOWS
    1.08 blackberry bridge IFLOWS
    1.04 Mt Hermon church IFLOWS
    0.99 Smith River nr Fieldale IFLOWS sg/rg
    0.96 blackberry creek IFLOWS rg
    0.75 Martinsville filter coop
    0.72 Rangeley branch IFLOWS

... Montgomery County...

    0.39 brush mtn IFLOWS
    0.32 crawfords ridge IFLOWS

... Patrick County...

    2.92 busted rock #2 IFLOWS
    2.89 Stuart coop
    1.58 trot valley IFLOWS
    1.31 Circle M IFLOWS
    1.18 Critz IFLOWS
    0.65 Meadows of Dan coop

... Pittsylvania County...

    0.39 Chatham coop

... Pulaski County...

    0.83 Peak Creek IFLOWS sg/rg
    0.50 Pulaski coop
    0.32 Cove mtn IFLOWS

... Roanoke County...

    0.44 Sugarloaf mtn IFLOWS
    0.30 Roanoke 8n coop

... Rockbridge County...

    0.68 Glasgow 1 se coop
    0.56 glenped RAWS
    0.44 north mtn IFLOWS
    0.41 Lexington 11.5 WSW - ccr
    0.32 Vesuvius IFLOWS sg/rg
    0.26 Buena Vista coop

... Smyth County...

    1.10 Saltville coop
    0.98 Saltville rg (tva)
    0.91 Mt. Rogers IFLOWS
    0.87 Marion 2.4 ENE - ccr
    0.82 Marion rg (tva)
    0.75 Nebo IFLOWS
    0.45 Konnarock dcp
    0.40 Walker house IFLOWS

... Tazewell County...

    1.15 Bluestone IFLOWS
    1.07 Cumberland hts IFLOWS
    0.96 Burkes Garden coop
    0.75 Richlands coop
    0.44 xmas tree hill IFLOWS
    0.40 Whitaker Ridge IFLOWS
    0.36 Tazewell 2.9 NNW - ccr
    0.34 Richlands rg (tva)
    0.28 Jewell Ridge IFLOWS

... Wythe County...

    0.56 caseknife stn IFLOWS
    0.43 Crawfish Valley IFLOWS
    0.42 Stony Fork usfs RAWS
    0.26 Wytheville coop


West Virginia


... Greenbrier County...

    1.05 east Rainelle 2e
    1.00 McRoss 3e coop
    0.68 Williamsburg vfd IFLOWS
    0.59 Blue Bend IFLOWS
    0.55 Jobs Knob nr Clearco 1s
    0.40 Rucker Gap IFLOWS
    0.39 Lewisburg 3 N coop

... Mercer County...

    0.79 Bluefield IFLOWS
    0.57 Bluefield coop
    0.49 Bluefield ap (asos)
    0.47 East River at Willowton sg/rg
    0.40 Egeria IFLOWS
    0.40 Bramwell IFLOWS
    0.37 Princeton coop
    0.28 Bluestone r. At Spanishburg IFLOWS sg/rg

... Monroe County...

    0.40 Ballard IFLOWS
    0.32 Wolf Creek IFLOWS
    0.31 Rock Camp dcp

... Summers County...

    0.60 Ellison Ridge IFLOWS
    0.53 Alderson
    0.34 Bluestone Lake coop


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