Tornado confirmed in Mathews county

Posted at 10:38 PM, Feb 25, 2012

MATTHEWS COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A severe thunderstorm produced wind damage in Bavon, Virginia, located in Mathews county.

Upon further review and a damage survey, the National Weather Service has determined that a small tornado was responsible for the wind damage.

The tornado occurred between 6:25 and 6:30 p.m.  It lasted for one mile, and had a width of 50 yards.

The tornado began at White Cemetery and moved east-northeast by the Davis Road Marina and ended on route 14 just north of Bavon.

Estimated wind speeds were in the range of 70 to 80 mph, making it an EF0 on the tornado intensity scale.

At least two trees were downed and a number of trees had branches and limbs broken off. Several buildings had minor roof damage and an older building by the marina had damage to a wall.

Additional information and video can be found here.

Storm survey data courtesty of the National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA