‘Near-ideal conditions’ sparked 10 Virginia tornadoes

National Weather Service added 2 to the list on Friday

Drone footage of tornado in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The National Weather Service said an outbreak of tornadoes on Monday was the most active tornado day in more than a year for Virginia with 10 confirmed tornadoes.

In a report from the NWS, the weather on Monday as remnants from Florence tracked north created “near-ideal conditions for low-topped supercells to produce tornadoes in the Richmond metro area. "

The first confirmed tornado was at 10:35 a.m. in Mecklenburg County. Then starting at 1:33 p.m. in Hanover, several more tornadoes were confirmed near Richmond, including one in Chesterfield that killed one person.

On Monday and Tuesday, the weather service confirmed six tornadoes touched down; then on Wednesday two additional EF-0 tornadoes were confirmed near Westwood Avenue and Bellevue in Richmond, one on New Kent Road in Westover Hills area of Richmond.

On Friday, the National Weather Service confirmed two more tornadoes in the Richmond area. One of those hit near Byrd Park and the Powhite Parkway, crossing to over Windsor Farms. An EF-0 was also added over the Stratford Hills neighborhood of Richmond

The NWS issued 28 tornado warnings Monday, with many of those overlapping.

There were also numerous funnel cloud sightings (not touching ground) in Monday’s tornado outbreak.

Here are all of the confirmed 10 tornadoes from Monday’s storms, starting with the latest two added:

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