The National Weather Service says that three tornadoes touched down in the Fredericksburg area yesterday afternoon, reported by the Associated Press.
Damage was said mostly to trees. All three twisters allegedly registered F-Zero on the Fujita Scale, which means wind speeds were 40 to 72 miles an hour.
The first tornado touched down near Mastins Corner at about 5:35 p.m. Falling trees and limbs were said to have caused some structural damage along a path 75 yards wide and five miles long.
A little before 6 p.m., the same system hurled a second tornado in the Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park. It was about 50 yards wide and traveled on the ground for about a mile. Damage was mostly to trees.
A third and smaller tornado from the same storm system journeyed across I-95 just north of the Route 17 Interchange at 6:15 p.m. Its path was estimated to be about 300 yards long and it was 50 yards wide. Tree damage could be seen on both sides of the highway.