CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service in Charleston has confirmed a second tornado touched down in Charleston during a June 24 storm.
NWS told MetroNews Friday afternoon that an EF-0 tornado with wind speeds around 80 mph touched down just after 7 p.m. that night near Spring Hill Cemetery traveling less than one mile and ending at the southern edge of Yeager Airport property.
An EF-1 tornado wreaked havoc for 8.2 miles that same evening when it started near the Lincoln-Kanawha County border and ended near the Kanawha River in downtown Charleston.
The EF-1 tornado had estimated winds of 95 mph and traveled through places such as Alum Creek, up U.S Route 119 and into South Hills.
NWS said the EF-0 traveled .83 miles and had a maximum path width of 75 yards and traveled northeast toward Twilight Drive. The path of the second tornado included crossing Twilight Drive tearing down trees and moving towards an open field before hitting Keystone Drive, blowing off a church steeple.
The tornado dissipated up the adjacent hill to the southern edge of Yeager Airport property.
Kanawha County had over 24,000 power outages at the height of the June 24 storm that also included a microburst along Sissonville Drive with winds between 90 and 100 mph.