Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Weather Service Confirms Loudendale Tornado

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Weather Service Confirms Loudendale Tornado

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A survey team of meteorologists from the National Weather Service's Charleston Forecast Office has determined that a tornado touched down in the Loudendale area of Kanawha County on Monday. The tornado uprooted and snapped off trees for about five minutes along a 2.25-mile-long, 100-yard-wide path starting near Kanawha State Forest Drive and continuing along the Cane Fork Road area to South Park Road near the Charleston city limits.

The Category E-0 tornado, the least powerful of six tornado categories used by the NWS, was confirmed on Wednesday. It caused sporadic tree damage but resulted in no injuries and no other apparent property losses when it touched down shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday. The twister's wind speed was estimated at 70 miles per hour.

Another Category E-0 tornado touched down Monday near Yawkey in Lincoln County. …

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