Weather Service Confirms Leesburg Tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed the damaging storm that cut through Leesburg this morning was EF-O tornado.

According to the agency, the tornado had an estimated maximum wind speed of 85 mph as it cut a 3.3-mile path from the Greenway Farm neighborhood northeast through Potomac Crossing. The tornado had a maximum width of 250 yards. 

The tornado passed through town from 7:20 to 7:23 a.m. Feb. 7.

An EF-0 tornado is the weakest tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with wind speeds between 65 and 85 mph.

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