AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The National Weather Service out of Baltimore/Washington has confirmed a tornado. The twister touched down in Augusta County Tuesday afternoon and was on the ground for around 6 miles.
Indications from Doppler Radar on Tuesday, April 26 were consistent with a rotating storm and damage reports filed from the region prompted the deployment of the survey team to confirm if a tornado had touched down.
On Wednesday, April 27, the National Weather Service conducted the “field survey” of the region and determined that an EF-1 tornado had caused the damage.
The twister had wind speeds of 90 mph at it’s peak and damaged several structures and uprooted and snapped trees while on the ground. The first damage was noted about 3 miles northeast of Stuarts Draft as it touched down along Barterbrook Road. The cyclone was on the ground as it crossed Interstate 64 moving due east on the way to Waynesboro. The tornado lifted near Wayneridge Road but not before causing a tree to crash on a home on Bader road, doing some considerable damage.
The tornado was on the ground for 11 minutes.