UPDATE (6/16/21 5:31 p.m.):
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The National Weather Service office out of Pittsburgh has rated the tornado as an EF-0 Tornado with a maximum wind speed of 75 miles per hour.
The tornado was on the ground from approximately 6:42-6:46 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Valley area of Marion County.
The path of the tornado was 0.9 miles and was 100 yards wide.
Below are the details of the storm damage survey from the National Weather Service office:
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 517 PM EDT WED JUN 16 2021 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/14/21 TORNADO EVENT... .PLEASANT VALLEY TORNADO... START LOCATION...PLEASANT VALLEY AREA OF FAIRMONT IN MARION COUNTY, WV END LOCATION...PLEASANT VALLEY AREA OF FAIRMONT IN MARION COUNTY, WV DATE...JUN 14 2021 ESTIMATED TIME...642P - 646P MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS PATH LENGTH...0.9 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...39.4730N / 80.1220W ENDING LAT/LON...39.4622N / 80.1147W * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...1 ...SUMMARY... INITIAL DAMAGE BEGAN JUST WEST OF INTERSTATE 79, AND INTENSIFIED BRIEFLY AFTER CROSSING THE INTERSTATE. THE MOST CONCENTRATED DAMAGE ALONG THE CONVERGENT DEBRIS PATH WAS FOUND ALONG STONEY ROAD, WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED, AND A WELL- CONSTRUCTED GARAGE LOST SHINGLES. A LARGE TREE IN THIS AREA WAS BLOWN ONTO A HOUSE, WHERE AN INHABIATANT SUSTAINED INJURIES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ALONG THE VALLEY AND SLOWLY WEAKENED, CONTINUING TO UPROOT TREES. GIVEN THE WET SOIL FROM PRIOR RAIN, MAXIMUM WIND SPEED WAS ESTIMATED ON THE LOWER END OF WHAT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE OBSERVED DAMAGE. MANY THANKS TO MARION COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/FAIRMONT FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR DIRECT ASSISTANCE WITH THIS SURVEY.
ORIGINAL STORY (6/16/21 2:20 p.m.):
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – Officials from the Pittsburgh office of the National Weather Service visited Fairmont, Wednesday and were able to confirm that a tornado hit the area on Monday evening.
Officials have not yet determined the severity of the tornado, but said it touched down east of Interstate 79 between Route 310/East Grafton Road and Stoney Road.
The tornado knocked down several large trees and tore shingles off of buildings. One of the trees fell on a house, injuring a girl inside.