Virginia Weather and Disaster Statistics: Tornado Statistics
- Tornado Statistics, 2005
- Total number of tornadoes: 24
- Total people killed: 0
- Total people injured: 0
- Total damage estimated: $2.2 million
This list was compiled from National Weather Service reports.
1. Jan. 14, 2005 – 5:30 a.m. – Coatesville, Hanover County
F0 tornado downed several trees and sheared off others. Minor damage to barn.
2. Jan. 14, 2005 – 5:55 a.m. – South Hill, Mecklenburg County
F1 tornado damaged some porches and downed some trees.
3. Jan. 14, 2005 – 7:25 a.m. – Warsaw, Richmond County
F1 tornado downed several trees or trees snapped off. Roofs blown off outbuildings. Minor damage to one home.
4. Jan. 14, 2005 – 7:45 a.m. – Ditchley, Northumberland County
F1 tornado downed numerous large trees along Route 608, Jarvis Point Road and Kent Point Road. Structural damage to homes was mainly the result of downed trees on roofs.
5. May 20, 2005 – 12:25 a.m. – Marion, Smyth County
An F1 tornado touched down briefly six miles south of Marion. Many trees were snapped or uprooted. In addition, shingles were stripped from several roofs.
6. May 23, 2005 – 4:16 p.m. – Claremont, Surry County
News media video from a helicopter of tornado. Tornado occurred in a plowed field and there was no tree damage reported.
7. July 2, 2005 – 4:38 p.m. – Saddlers Crossing, Southampton County
F0 tornado touched down near Freemans Pond Road then crossed Route 460.
8. July 7, 2005 – 7:50 p.m. – Alberta, Brunswick County
F1 tornado cut a swath of tree damage from northern Brunswick County into southeast portions of Fort Pickett Military Reservation in Nottoway County. Many trees down and/or snapped off. The tornado moved from Brunswick County into Nottoway County.
9. July 7, 2005 – 7:53 p.m. – Blackstone, Nottaway County
F1 tornado downed or snapped off many trees. The tornado moved from Brunswick County into Nottoway County.
10. July 7, 2005 – 9:29 p.m. – Winterpock, Chesterfield County
F1 tornado leveled or twisted off near the base. Damage mainly behind residence of 5000 block of Winterpock Road.
11. July 7, 2005 – 9:55 p.m. – South Hill, Mecklenburg County
F1 tornado downed numerous trees and caused damage to warehouses, barns and other structures. Tornado traveled just east of the I-85/Route 58 Interchange north-northeast to near mile marker 16 on I-85.
12. July 7, 2005 – 11:15 p.m. – Beach, Chesterfield County
F1 tornado downed numerous trees, with some large trees uprooted. Damage in primarily forested area behind residence on Ivey Mill Road.
13. July 7, 2005 – 12;22 p.m. – Ararat, Patrick County
Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy spawned a tornado. Damage from the tornado included large trees downed or tops blown off. A strapped-down mobile home shifted off its foundation.
14. July 8, 2005 – 1:20 a.m. – Capron, Southampton County
F1 tornado sheared off and snapped numerous trees. Damage near Old Belfield Road.
15. July 8, 2005 – 2:15 a.m. – Saluda, Middlesex County
F1 tornado produced damage to trees and homes. One roof blown off.
16. July 8, 2005 – 12:15 a.m. – Varina, Henrico County
F1 tornado blew off half of an industrial barn roof in Osborne Turnpike Section. Tree damage in spiral pattern.
17. July 13, 2005 – 5:59 p.m. – Blackstone AAF, Nottoway County
F1 tornado damaged part of the roof of a hanger at the Blackstone Army Air Field. Also damage to two planes and trees down.
18. July 14, 2005 – 1:45 p.m. – Oceana NAS, Virginia Beach
Brief F0 tornado caused minor damage to golf practice facility and downed tree limbs near Dam Neck Road and Holland Road.
19. Aug. 30, 2005– 5:51 p.m. – Haywood, Madison County
After a survey by National Weather Service meteorologists, evidence of a brief F0 tornado touchdown was found just east of Haywood near the intersection of Routes 609 and 602 in north-central Madison County. Damage was mainly to about a dozen trees, which were toppled or snapped. Some wires were also brought down.
20. Aug. 30, 2005 – 6:05 p.m. – White Hall, Albemarle County
The National Weather Service surveyed wind damage in western Albemarle County near Doylesville. About 24 large hardwood trees were topped or blown over on an estate off Via Lane (Route 672). The tornado touched down as the storm passed near the southeast part of Pasture Fence Mountain. The most intense tree damage (and a small portion of a fence) was along a small stream that ran through Crosscreek Farm. A resident of the farm observed the tornado, commenting on the large number of large, topped hardwood tree debris swirling overhead, up to an altitude upwards of 300 feet. The tornado lifted after it had crossed Via Lane after striking the farm. This tornado has been rated an F1 on the Fujita Scale. Of note, this storm may have produced a longer path tornado toward the White Hall area, but due to the rugged nature of the terrain, no further ground survey was conducted.
21. Aug. 30, 2005 – 6:30 p.m. – Rixeyville, Culpeper County
The National Weather Service surveyed wind damage in western Culpeper County just west of Eggbornsville. Mainly scattered F0 tree damage, a few topped and blown over small trees were found on Routes 628 and 646, west of Eggbornsville. The tornado lifted after it crossed the Hazel River before it would have crossed Route 729. This tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale. Of note, the storm that produced this tornado likely produced the F0 tornado further north in Rappahannock County about the same time.
22. August 30, 2005 – 6:35 p.m. – Viewtown, Rappahannock County
The National Weather Service surveyed wind damage in eastern Rappahannock County near Viewpoint, to just west of Amissville. A small tornado touched down initially near Routes 640 and 642 in Viewpoint, where metal roofing was peeled off a farm outbuilding, and a few small trees were knocked down. Along the path, mainly scattered F0 tree damage was found. The tornado crossed U.S. Route 211, about two miles west of Amissville before lifting near Jefferson Mountain. This tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale.
23. August 30, 2005 – 7:08 p.m. – Orlean, Fauquier County
A National Weather Service meteorologist surveyed wind damage near Orlean in Fauquier County. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 3/4 of a mile. This tornado downed several trees and uprooted a few trees. One tree fell on a building. This tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale.
24. August 30, 2005 – 7:17 p.m. – Ada, Fauquier County
A National Weather Service meteorologist surveyed wind damage near Orlean in Fauquier County. It was determined that a tornado touched down just northeast of Orlean. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 3/4 of a mile. This tornado downed several trees and uprooted a few trees. One tree fell on a building. This tornado has been rated an F0 on the Fujita Scale.
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