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Record Report
Statement as of 4:45 am EDT on July 28, 2014

...Record daily maximum rainfall set at Tri-Cities Airport...

A record rainfall of 1.7 inches was set at the Tri-Cities Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 1.47 inches set back in 1985.

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 7:38 PM EDT on July 28, 2014

...NWS damage survey for 07/27/14 tornado event...

.Rock Springs tornado...

Rating: EF-1 estimated peak wind: 110 mph path length /statute/: 0.5 miles path width /maximum/: 50 yards fatalities: 0 injuries: 0

Start date: 07-27-2014 start time: 545 PM EDT start location: 3.7 WSW of Colonial Heights start lat/lon: 36.4620 / -82.5600

End date: 07-27-2014 end time: 546 PM EDT end location: 3.6 SW of Colonial Heights end_lat/lon: 36.4565 / -82.5555

Survey summary: one house heavily damaged, and a few other houses and barns with damage. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped off.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0...weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...violent...>200 mph

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS storm data.

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