HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — A line of severe storms moved through the Northern Neck and Eastern Shore Thursday night and began to wind down around 11:30 p.m.
There were several severe thunderstorm warnings in those areas, the first starting at about 7:45 p.m. and the last ending around 11:30 p.m. The National Weather Service (NWS) also issued a tornado warning for Lancaster and Middlesex counties that expired at 10:15 p.m.
The NWS said trained weather spotters reported a tornado over Morattico around 9:36 p.m. Doppler Radar showed the tornado moving southeast at 25 mph.
There was a definite indication of a tornado, the best so far this season, according to Super Doppler 10 Chief Meteorologist Don Slater. He said there was a definite “hook echo” on radar at about 10 p.m.
Slater also said there have been early reports of 75 mph winds and some wind damage (mainly downed trees) along the Rappahannock River.