I’ll be banging the drum for this event over the next 4 weeks so prepare yourself.  We have more tornadoes occurring in Virginia than most people realize, and some of them have them pretty powerful.  I witnessed the beginnings of the 17 Sept 2004 F-3 tornado that rolled through Remington, and here’s a photo of it that I took in the Sumerduck vicinity (looking southwestward) just after calling in a tornado report to NWS Sterling: 

The number of tornadoes we get are small in comparison with Tornado Alley out in the Plains, but we get enough to ensure the need to stay on our toes as witnessed by this map
Stay tuned for more drum beating on this topic!

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