Tornado Touched Down in May in Loudoun County, National Weather Service Confirms

National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Loudoun County last month

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    The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that a tornado touched down in Loudoun County last month.

    After reviewing radar, storm spotter reports and a ground survey, the weather service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Middleburg, Virginia, during the early morning hours of May 16.

    The EF tornado scale is used to assign a tornado a rating (from EF0 to EF5) based on estimated wind speeds and related damage. EF-0 is the lowest rating on the scale, with wind speeds from 65 to 85 mph.

    The tornado touched down three miles east of Middleburg at approximately 3:31 a.m. with a maximum estimated wind speed of 65 mph, the NWS said.

    No one was hurt, but a large tree was uprooted and fell across Sally Mill Road near the intersection of Light Horse Court. More trees and large branches were found uprooted and collapsed in different directions at various points on a large residential property on Light Horse Court.

    The tornado left the area about a minute later.