Virginia Weather and Disaster Statistics: Tornado Statistics
- Tornado Statistics, 2006
- Total number of tornadoes: 16
- Total people killed: 0
- Total people injured: 3
- Total damage estimated: $425,000
This list was compiled from National Weather Service reports.
Jan. 11, 2006 – 5:20 p.m. – Booker, Sussex County
F1 tornado caused intermittent minor roof damage to several residences in its path. The tornado overturned a trailer, causing damage to a vehicle next to it. Pine tree limbs measuring up to 12 inches in diameter snapped off.
Jan. 11, 2006 – 6:23 p.m. – Jamestown, James City County
F1 tornado caused intermittent damage at the Jamestown Beach Campground and Foxfield subdivision, destroying one trailer and a pop-up camper at the campground and causing minor injuries to two occupants. Two town homes suffered minor roof and siding damage in the subdivision. Many trees damaged along Jamestown Road.
Jan. 14, 2006 – 2:15 a.m. – Millers Tavern, King and Queen County
F0 tornado demolished two sheds at a residence, and some minor roof damage occurred. Numerous trees blown down or snapped off.
Feb. 4, 2006 – 3:05 p.m. – Callands, Pittsylvania County
A fast-moving thunderstorm spawned two weak tornadoes over western Pittsylvania County during the afternoon. A tornado initially touched down two miles southeast of Callands and removed a sturdy, wood-frame carport from the side of a house and carried it 50 feet. The tornado proceeded north-northeast through a wooded area and crossed Highway 57, three miles east of Callands. Damage here was on the western side of the tornado track, with damage to a church that included vinyl siding ripped off two sides of the church, shingles torn off and the brick sign in front of the church toppled over. The east side of the damage path saw several outbuildings and storage sheds demolished, part of a roof of a home torn off, and a small brick chimney knocked over. Besides structural damage, this first tornado snapped or uprooted many trees. The damage here was consistent with an F1 tornado. One person suffered minor injuries while driving in the vicinity of the tornado.
Feb. 4, 2006 – 3:08 p.m. – Callands, Pittsylvania County
The second tornado, an F0, touched down briefly 3.5 miles northeast of Callands. This tornado blew out underpinnings on two mobile homes, and tore off a large piece of aluminum siding from a barn. This thunderstorm also brought straight line wind damage, with trees downed outside the path of the tornadoes. Other severe thunderstorms downed trees in Halifax and Pittsylvania counties.
April 25, 2006 – 5:25 p.m. – Weber City, Scott County
An F0 tornado touched down on Stanley Valley Road and traveled east crossing Frisco Road. Three barns were destroyed and several trees uprooted along its 1.5 mile path.
May 11, 2006 – 4:05 p.m. – Kents Store, Fluvanna and Louisa counties
F0 tornado tracked from Fluvanna County into Louisa County. Numerous trees down, some uprooted and others snapped off in Fluvanna; .minor damage to two homes, including broken windows and lost shingles, in Louisa. Trees down.
May 11, 2006 – 4:35 p.m. – Paytes, Spotsylvania County
Tornado touched down near Mastins Corner and continued northeast, lifting near Round Hill 10 minutes later. Damage classified as F0 on the Fujita scale caused a damage path about five miles long and 75 yards wide. Some structural damage was mainly due to falling trees and limbs. A cold front, combined with a strong upper-level disturbance, caused widespread severe thunderstorms to occur during the afternoon and evening of May 11 across the Mid Atlantic. Most of the active weather occurred east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and included several weak tornadoes in Northern Virginia.
May 11, 2006 – 4:58 p.m. – Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania County
A small F0 tornado hit the Fredericksburg Spotsylvania Military Park. All damage observed was to trees only. A cold front, combined with a strong upper-level disturbance, caused widespread severe thunderstorms to occur during the afternoon and evening of May 11 across the Mid Atlantic. Most of the active weather occurred east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and included several weak tornadoes in Northern Virginia.
May 11, 2006 – 5:15 p.m. – Falmouth, Stafford County
The same thunderstorm that produced two tornadoes in Spotsylvania County produced another tornado near Falmouth in Stafford County. Like the other two tornadoes, this was a weak F0 tornado that mainly caused tree damage. The damage was on both sides of Interstate 95, near the Route 17 interchange. A cold front, combined with a strong upper-level disturbance, caused widespread severe thunderstorms to occur during the afternoon and evening of May 11 across the Mid Atlantic. Most of the active weather occurred east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and included several weak tornadoes in Northern Virginia.
May 11, 2006 – 5:55 p.m. – Varina Grove, Henrico County
F1 tornado uprooted large trees, and many trees snapped off in spiral pattern. Roof blown off of boat house and carried about 100 feet, outhouse destroyed.
May 26, 2006 – 4:15 p.m. – Climax, Pittsylvania County
Isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon brought a brief tornado, straight line winds, and up to golf-ball sized hail to portions of southwest Virginia. In Pittsylvania County, an F0 tornado briefly touched down four miles southwest of Climax, uprooting numerous shallow-rooted trees. Also in Pittsylvania County, straight line winds downed numerous large trees, damaged 25 homes and a church and destroyed a wood stable. The damage path extended from four miles southwest of Climax, near Burnt Chimney, to one mile southwest of Climax, near Green Pond. This storm also produced golf-ball sized hail. Trees downed in Climax and five miles west of Chatham in Pittsylvania County.
Aug. 11, 2006 – 2:10 p.m. – city of Portsmouth
A waterspout near the mouth of the James River came on shore near Churchland High School. No damage or injuries reported.
Aug. 11, 2006 – 2:30 p.m. – city of Hampton
A waterspout near the mouth of the James River came on shore just south of Beach Road in the Grandview section of the city. No damage or injuries reported.
Sept. 28, 2006 – 4:40 p.m. – Burkeville, Nottoway County
This F1 tornado tracked from Nottoway County into Amelia County. It tore off numerous tree tops and twisted large branches near South Genito Road and Lakeside Road in Nottoway. It knocked down a cement silo, peeled off a barn’s sheet-metal roof and carried a farm trailer 100 yards.
Sept. 28, 2006 – 7:35 p.m. – Little Plymouth, King and Queen County
F1 tornado came through an area of trees west of Route 14 as it hit a farm. The tornado uprooted large trees, demolished two concrete buildings and severely damaged two others, taking off the roofs and damaging the foundations. Trees snapped and bark stripped.
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