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...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR AQUIA HARBOUR VA...

LOCATION...AQUIA HARBOUR IN STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA
DATE...OCTOBER 13 2011 
ESTIMATED TIME...5:22 PM TO 5:29 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
LENGTH...2.7 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.492N / 77.381W 
ENDING LAT/LON...38.529N / 77.364W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE 
PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...

A GROUND SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...TOGETHER 
WITH RADAR DATA AND VIDEO REPORTS DETERMINED THAT AN EF-0 TORNADO 
TRACKED FROM NORTHERN AQUIA HARBOUR...NORTH OVER THE BORDER INTO 
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY.  ALONG THE WAY IT SPORADICALLY UPROOTED AND 
SNAPPED ABOUT A DOZEN TREES. HOMES IN THE COMMUNITY OFF MERRYVIEW 
DRIVE HAD MINOR ROOFING AND SIDING DAMAGE AS WELL AS A CHAIN LINK 
FENCE THAT WAS DOWNED. A BILLBOARD AND ITS POST WERE PUSHED NEARLY 
OVER. STAFFORD COUNTY FIRE ASSISTED WITH THE SURVEY.