Tornado confirmed in Charleston Monday night

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Storm report of Monday night’s tornado in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Charleston, a reported tornado Monday night has been confirmed.

The tornado was spotted at 6:53 p.m. Monday night and started near the Lincoln/Kanawha County line southwest of Alum Creek. The tornado dissipated near the Kanawha River near downtown Charleston and tracked for a total of 11 miles.

The path of the tornado was approximately 11 miles long and was approximately 350 yards wide.

The tornado’s maximum wind speed was 90 miles-per-hour which was determined to be an EF-1 rating on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

A breakdown of the Enhanced Fujita scale which is how a tornado is measured

Luckily, there were no injuries or fatalities reported on the path of the tornado.

The full survey from the National Weather Service is found below:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
711 PM EDT TUE JUN 25 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/24/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

* START LOCATION...NEAR LINCOLN/KANAWHA COUNTY LINE SW OF ALUM
  CREEK
* END LOCATION...NEAR THE KANAWHA RIVER NEAR DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON 
  IN KANAWHA COUNTY WV
* DATE...JUNE 24 2019
* ESTIMATED TIME...653 PM EDT
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1...90 MPH 
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...350 YARDS 
* PATH LENGTH...11 MILES 
* BEGINNING LAT/LON...38.2615/-81.8038 
* ENDING LAT/LON...38.3445/-81.6293
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE LINCOLN/KANAWHA COUNTY LINE. THIS
TORNADO CONTINUED MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST THROUGH KANAWHA COUNTY
AND EVENTUALLY DISSIPATED NEAR THE KANAWHA RIVER NEAR DOWNTOWN 
CHARLESTON. WHILE THE TORNADO WAS NOT CONTINUOUSLY ON THE GROUND,
IT FREQUENTLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG ITS PATH. MANY TREES WERE 
SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED. THE SURVEY TEAM ALSO NOTED MINOR ROOF 
DAMAGE. 

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.

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