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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 8:24 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 440 remains in effect until 1100 PM EDT

. Virginia counties included are

Isle of Wight Southampton

Virginia independent cities included are

Chesapeake Franklin Norfolk
Portsmouth Suffolk Virginia Beach

Special Statement

Statement as of 7:55 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

... Strong thunderstorms will move across Currituck... Camden... city of
Portsmouth... City of Virginia Beach... City of Chesapeake... City of
Suffolk and city of Norfolk counties through 900 PM EDT...

At 755 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated a line of strong
thunderstorms along a line extending from Virginia Wesleyan College
to Saunders... or along a line extending from Virginia Wesleyan
College to 9 miles south of downtown Suffolk... moving southeast at 30

Areas impacted by these storms include Kempsville around 800 PM
Princess Anne Plaza around 805 PM EDT...
Lynnhaven around 810 PM EDT...
Oceana NAS around 815 PM EDT...
Macons Corner around 820 PM EDT...
sigma around 825 PM EDT...

Hazards include...
half inch diameter size hail.
Gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph
heavy rain.

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Strong winds are
capable of knocking down small trees and blowing around trash cans...
potted plants... lawn furniture and other light outdoor objects.

This storm will produce heavy rainfall... which will cause minor
flooding of low lying areas including ditches... creeks... roadways and
areas of poor drainage. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Motorists should also reduce driving speeds to avoid

Lat... Lon 3664 7671 3695 7623 3692 7610 3694 7604
      3694 7599 3692 7597 3691 7598 3678 7595
      3663 7587 3655 7587 3648 7598 3649 7600
      3652 7599 3654 7602 3649 7603 3646 7601
      3634 7617

Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:35 PM EDT on July 14, 2014

... Northampton County Virginia damage survey results...

A survey of the damage in the Cape Charles... Cherrystone... Cheriton
and Oyster areas of Northampton County VA revealed that an EF-1
tornado... straight line wind damage... and a large swath of hail
occurred with the storm that moved across that area this morning.
The following is a summary of the various events.

Event 1 - EF-1 tornado

Location... tornado began in the Chesapeake Bay... a few miles west of
Cherrystone campground... based upon photographs. The tornado then
tracked eastward... affecting the northern portions of Cherrystone
campground. The tornado then continued eastward across old
Cherrystone Road... and U.S. Route 13... before lifting near seaside
Road close to the Northampton landfill.

Date... July 24 2014
estimated time... 8:25 am to 8:40 am EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-1
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 to 100 mph
maximum path width... 150 yards
path length... approx. 8 miles... some of that over water
beginning lat/Lon... 37.2893n / 76.0710w
ending lat/Lon... 37.2976n / 75.9315w
* fatalities... 2
* injuries... 36

* damage details... many trees down or snapped off. Numerous camping
trailers damaged... several destroyed. Several trees on Cabins.

Event 2 - downburst straight line wind damage. Winds estimated
between 65 and 75 mph. Damage path extended from southern portions
of Cherrystone campground southward into Cape Charles... then
eastward through Cheriton to Oyster. Most significant damage from
Cherrystone campground eastward to just east of Route 13 in
Cheriton... and southward to just north of the intersection of U.S.
Route 13 and Route 184 east of Cape Charles. Numerous trees were
downed... snapped off or large limbs blown out. Couple of trees on
homes. Several large camping trailers overturned in Cherrystone

Event 3 - hail... golfball size... with a few reports of baseball size
hail near Cherrystone campground... fell in a one half to three
quarter mile wide swath from Cherrystone campground eastward to
Oyster. Considerable Leaf debris from trees... and noticeable crop
damage associated with the hail. In addition... hail combined with
strong winds damage the siding on a number of homes.

Note... the information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

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