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06/23/2016 0518 am

1 miles SW of Stinson, Calhoun County.

Thunderstorm wind gust e100 mph, reported by NWS storm survey.


            NWS damage survey confirms 100-110 mph microburst wind
            damage along Mud Fork Road. Large swath of trees 12-18
            inches in diameter snapped at the trunk.





06/23/2016 0518 am

1 miles SW of Stinson, Calhoun County.

Thunderstorm wind gust e100 mph, reported by NWS storm survey.


            NWS damage survey confirms 100-110 mph microburst wind
            damage along Mud Fork Road. Large swath of trees 12-18
            inches in diameter snapped at the trunk.





06/23/2016 0518 am

1 miles SW of Stinson, Calhoun County.

Thunderstorm wind gust e100 mph, reported by NWS storm survey.


            NWS damage survey confirms 100-110 mph microburst wind
            damage along Mud Fork Road. Large swath of trees 12-18
            inches in diameter snapped at the trunk.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:49 PM EDT on June 24, 2016


... Tornado confirmed near Kenna in Jackson County West Virginia...

Location... 2.5 miles southwest of Kenna in Jackson County West
Virginia
date... 06/23/2016
estimated start time... 5:07 am EDT
estimated end time... 5:08 am EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-1
maximum wind speed... 90 mph
maximum path width... 20 yards
path length... 100 yards
beginning lat/Lon... 38.6488/-81.6858
ending lat/Lon... 38.6484/-80.6848
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 2
* 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...
a storm survey conducted by the National Weather Service in
Charleston WV has confirmed a brief tornado near Kenna in Jackson
County on June 23rd 2016. Damage from this tornado occurred along
blackberry Road just north of the small community of Young. A
singlewide trailer was lifted off the ground and rolled upside
down before settling on its side. Two residents were inside the
structure at the time of the tornado. Minor injuries were
sustained during the event. Additional tree damage was observed in
the vicinity near the singlewide trailer... including a few large
trees uprooted and several large trees snapped at the trunk.

Farther south along blackberry Road... non-tornadic straight line
wind damage was observed. Damage included tree limbs down and a
few large Hardwood trees snapped halfway up the trunk.

Special thanks to Jackson County emergency management for
assistance in locating the storm damage and survey location.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/rlx.

For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


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