With severe weather patterns and violent weather events escalating due to climate change in the USA and around the world, two rare late-season tornadoes touched down in West Virginia this week.

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 tornado traveled more than 3 miles after it touched down around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday a half mile west of Odd in Raleigh County, winds between 120 and 125 miles per hour.

That tornado destroyed a structure, uprooted numerous trees, but there were no injuries.

An EF1 tornado touched down Tuesday night in Mercer County between Matoaka and Spanishburg.

The NWS says the tornado traveled more than 5 miles and had maximum winds of 105 miles per hour. It uprooted trees and severely damaged a mobile home, with a woman and her 4-year-old son suffering non-life threatening injuries.

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