NWS service confirms 2 more tornadoes in Virginia, bringing total to 6

NWS service confirms 2 more tornadoes in Virginia, bringing total to 6
A tornado is said to be responsible for causing a lot of damage to a hotel in Southampton County. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The National Weather Service has now confirmed six tornadoes in Virginia from Tuesday’s storms.

The two newly confirmed tornadoes were in Northumberland and Lancaster counties.

The EF-2 tornado that started in Lancaster and went into Northumberland had winds up to 135 mph. The NWS said a total of five people were injured in this tornado.

The second one, an EF-1 tornado, was in Northumberland near Reedville. It had winds of 105 mph. No one was injured.

The National weather service has its hands full, going through damage reports, and comparing the locations to a tornado warning and radar data. Megan Wise and Andrew Freiden were on the air live from 2:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. tracking multiple tornado warnings Tuesday.

Here is information on four tornadoes that survey teams previously confirmed.

Several tornado reports across eastern and southeastern VA will be surveyed over the next few days
Several tornado reports across eastern and southeastern VA will be surveyed over the next few days (Source: WWBT)

From NBC12 Meteorologist Andrew Freiden:

These were the real deal, we were expecting tornadoes on the front-right quadrant of Isaias and many of these were clear as day on radar. This is a common feature of landfalling hurricanes. Although there were several tornadoes this morning, it won’t come close to Sept 2004 when the remnants of Ivan brought a record 38 confirmed tornadoes to Virginia.

From Jeff Orrock/NWS Wakefield:

“We have had over a dozen tornado reports from Isaias. We will be surveying the locations in the coming days and it will take some time to hit every location. Attached is a rough map of points we know or suspect tornado damage. Some of these points along the same track. Please bear with us as we work with our local partners and work through radar data. We know we have tornadoes in the following locations”

  • Windsor NC
  • Como NC
  • Lynchs Corner NC
  • Courtland VA
  • Suffolk VA
  • James City County, VA
  • Fleeton / Buzzards Bay, VA
  • Kilmarnock,VA
  • Mardela Springs, MD
  • Stockton, MD to near SBY
  • Catch Penny and Quantico, MD
This preliminary map was released August 4 and shows tornadoes tracked by the NWS radar during Isaias. There could be more added to this map in the coming days.
This preliminary map was released August 4 and shows tornadoes tracked by the NWS radar during Isaias. There could be more added to this map in the coming days. (Source: National Weather Service Wakefield)

Crews will be out to survey all of the sites that have a yellow pin next to them.

Some localized flooding was reported as well that ranged from 2-6″ across the region.

2-6" rain fell across Central Virginia as Tropical Storm Isaias raced through on the morning of August 4, 2020
2-6" rain fell across Central Virginia as Tropical Storm Isaias raced through on the morning of August 4, 2020 (Source: NWS Wakefield)

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