NWS confirms two tornadoes in Suffolk on Christmas Eve
Published 6:56 pm Saturday, December 26, 2020
The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Suffolk on Christmas Eve.
The first tornado took place about 11:21 p.m., according to survey results released by the Wakefield office. It was an EF1 with peak winds around 90 miles per hour. This tornado caused significant damage to at least one home, uprooted and snapped several large trees, and flipped over a large pickup truck along Corinth Chapel Road.
The second tornado happened around 11:28 p.m. and was also an EF1, slightly stronger than the first at between 95 and 100 miles per hour. This tornado caused significant damage to at least six homes along Dutch Road, with shingles torn off roofs, and also damaged a large trailer. Several large trees were uprooted along the path of the tornado, the National Weather Service stated.
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Tornadoes of EF1 are the second-weakest on a six-tier scale from EF0 to EF5. Tornadoes of EF1 have guests from 86 to 110 miles per hour and are expected to cause moderate damage.
At least one woman on Dutch Road suffered minor injuries during the Christmas Eve storm.