NWS confirms tornadoes in Fairfax County

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down Thursday Mar. 31 in Centreville.

The rating EF-0 is the lowest on the scale of intensity.

The touchdown lasted maybe a minute as the tornado went approximately 240 feet traveling east to west.

The tornado uprooted about 15 pine trees near Cub Run Elementary School.

No damage was observed by the NWS to nearby residences or structures.

Many of the trees were uprooted, snapped at the base or twisted 10 to 15 feet up as the tornado left the ground.

Another EF-0 tornado was than recorded at Tyson’s Corner damaging two gas stations at Chain Bridge Road.

No injuries were reported in either incident.

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