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Slow Moving Cold Front Moves into the Central U.S.

A slow moving cold front continues to move eastward across the U.S. this weekend. Behind the cold front is unseasonably cold weather and high elevation snows; ahead of the front, temperatures are more typical of mid-summer. The front separating these extremes will help focus heavy rain, with the potential for flash flooding extending from eastern New Mexico and western Texas to the Upper Midwest. Read More >

...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NASONS VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...2 MI NNE OF NASONS IN ORANGE COUNTY VIRGINIA 
DATE...OCTOBER 13 2011 
ESTIMATED TIME...4:05 PM TO 4:06 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS 
LENGTH...1.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.275N / 78.021W
ENDING LAT/LON...38.293N / 78.013W
* 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...

DAMAGE WAS FIRST NOTED TO TWO TREES ALONG A CREEK JUST OFF CLIFTON 
RD ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH OF ROUTE 20. A DISCONTINUOUS PATH OF ALL TREE 
DAMAGE CONTINUED NORTHEAST...ENDING WITH A HALF DOZEN TREES TOPPED 
AND UPROOTED ALONG CLARKS MOUNTAIN RD ABOUT 0.2 MILE EAST OF MOORMAN 
RD. AT THIS POINT...THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED. THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN 
RATED EF-0 WITH MAXIMUM WINDS ESTIMATED AT 70 MPH.