Tornado confirmed in Grayson County

Published: Jul. 7, 2022 at 5:01 PM EDT
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GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - This week’s severe weather in Virginia included an EF-1 tornado in Grayson County, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS in Blacksburg completed a survey of damage related to thunderstorms over the Baywood community in Grayson County Tuesday evening, concluding the damage was the result of an EF-1 tornado with estimated winds of 95 miles per hour.

Tornado damage was contained within a larger area of straight line wind damage, according to NWS.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of Cross Roads Drive and Old Baywood Road, where it snapped a mature hardwood tree mid-truck. A swirling pattern was also noted in a nearby grass field, according to NWS.

The tornado proceeded southeast while intermittently snapping or uprooting trees along Greenwich and Delhart roads before dissipating, according to NWS.

No injuries were reported.

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