Herndon hit by small tornado Thursday

The severe weather that rolled through Fairfax County Thursday afternoon brought with it a small tornado.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a level EF-0, hit in Herndon with winds of 60-70 miles per hour. It happened around 1:35pm. The twister traveled about thrree-quarters of a mile near the Fairfax – Loudoun County line.  No injuries were reported.

An EF-0 tornado struck near Joint Base Anacostia, in Southeast DC, about five minutes later. Again, no injuries were reported.


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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.