Seven Tornadoes Confirmed from April 6, 2017 Severe Storms in the Mid-Atlantic! (Photo Credit: National Weather Service, Baltimore/ DC)
Seven tornadoes have been confirmed in Virginia and Washington DC from the severe storms on April 6, 2017. After extensive investigation and interviews with the residents, the National Weather Service in Sterling, Virginia has confirmed that the seven tornadoes were rated as an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.
Five tornadoes touched down in Virginia including three in Fauquier County, one in Orange County, and another in Fairfax County. Trees were downed as well as metal roofing and siding being removed were among the damages. No deaths or injuries were reported from these tornadoes.
The tornadoes were hidden within the bigger storm system. The main threat with the bigger storm was straight-line winds which made the investigation difficult. When trees are downed in one direction, it signifies straight-line winds whereas if the trees appear twisted towards or away from each other, it’s evident that there was circulation involved. To read more about the exact locations and damaged involved, click on the link!
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ⓒ Meteorologist Brandie Cantrell