NWS confirms tornado struck New Market area last Thursday

5:26 PM, Jun 17, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-New Market) The National Weather Service confirmed last Thursday's strong storms produced a second tornado in East Tennessee.

The E-F1 tornado touched down in Jefferson County in the New Market area. NWS said the tornado's path started about four miles northwest of New Market and traveled about two miles.

The twister had a maximum wind speed of 100 mile per hour, which snapped and uprooted several trees and damaged a roof.

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