Tornado confirmation in Goochland, but other winds were more severe

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jun 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-26 17:39:38-04

Goochland, Va. (WTVR)--The National Weather Service confirmed earlier today that a tornado touched down in Goochland County during yesterday's storms.

The tornado was an EF0, the lowest-level twister. That size tornado produces winds of 65 to 85 mph. The tornado is reported to have touched down in the vicinity of Hickory Hill Road.

As CBS 6 meterologist Zach Daniel explains in the video above, a large-scale derecho, which is a type of widespread and usually fast-moving windstorm, traveled from eastern Goochland to western Hanover County.

Daniel explained that those wind speeds, estimated at 80 to 100 mph, could have been more damaging than the tornado.  

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