NWS Blacksburg – Tornado confirmed near Summir Lake Campground in extreme northern Greenbrier county West Virginia...
Location: Summit Lake Campground in Greenbrier County, WV
Date: June 21, 2016
Estimates Time: 305 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating: EF1 estimated
Maximum Wind Speed: 107 MPH
Maximum Path Width: 300 YARDS
Path Length: 2.6 Miles in Greenbrier County
The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg VA has confirmed a
tornado near Summit Lake Campground in extreme northern Greenbrier
County West Virginia on June 21 2016.
The tornado entered Greenbrier County from Nicholas County at
305 pm and moved east southeast...crossing County Road 3915 and
Highway 55 before lifting. Hundreds of trees were snapped or
uprooted by the tornado. The total path length across Greenbrier
County was 2.6 miles.
The tornado originally touched down in Nicholas County before moving
into Greenbrier County...making the total path length 5.4 miles.
Information concerning damage in Nicholas County can be found at
This information can also be found on our website at
For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:
EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.