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Summary:

Begin Date: 11/15/2008 00:00 End Date: 11/15/2008 18:00
* These numbers are not official and should be used for educational purposes only.

Listed Warnings:5
Verified: (Aw)3
% Verified60.0%
Storm Based Warning Size Reduction:64.0%
Avg SBW Size (sq km)1279
Areal Verification %:47%
Local Storm Reports14
Warned Local Storm Reports (Ae)12
Unwarned Local Storm Reports (B)1
LSRs during TOR warning without SVR warning1
SVRs with Tornado Possible Tag0
SVRs with Tornado Possible Tag and Tor LSR0
FAR == C / (Aw+C)0.40
POD == Ae / (Ae + B)0.86
CSI == ((POD)-1 + (1-FAR)-1 - 1)-10.55
Avg Lead Time for 1rst Event16.3 min
Avg Lead Time for all Events26.2 min
Max Lead Time44.0 min
Min Lead Time10.0 min

Warnings Issued & Verifying LSRs:

Column Headings: Issued: UTC timestamp of when the product was issued, Expired: UTC timestamp of when the product expired, Final Status: VTEC action of the last statement issued for the product, SBW Area: Size of the storm based warning in square km, County Area: Total size of the counties included in the product in square km, Size % (C-P)/C: Size reduction gained by the storm based warning, Perimeter Ratio: Estimated percentage of the storm based warning polygon border that was influenced by political boundaries (0% is ideal). Areal Verification %: Percentage of the polygon warning that received a verifying report (report is buffered 15 km).
LSR Leadtime Color Key LSR verified warning LSR covered by earlier warning LSR non-verifying type for warning

Issued: Expired: County: Final Status: SBW Area: (P) County Area: (C) Size %
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Perimeter Ratio: Areal Verif. %: Signature
lsr Valid Lead Time: County City Type Magnitude Remarks
SV.468
T: N
11/15/2008 06:4511/15/2008 07:30Sampson NC, Cumberland NCCON1859 sq km4160 sq km55 %0% Visual38%JFB
11/15/2008 07:1530 minutesSAMPSON,NC9 SSE GODWINTornadoTHE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED AT A DWELLING ALONG MAXWELL ROAD IN WESTERN SAMPSON COUNTY...WHERE TREES WERE SNAPPED...A CARPORT WAS BLOWN AND TWISTED INTO TREES...AND SHRUBS WERE PULLED FROM THE GROUND. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE ESTIMATED WIDTH OF THE TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS.
11/15/2008 07:2237 minutesSAMPSON,NC9 SSE GODWINTstm Wnd DmgDAMAGE TO RESIDENCE AND BARN AT 4300 MAXWELL ROAD. DEBRIS IN ROAD. TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN AS WELL.
TO.5711/15/2008 07:2811/15/2008 08:15Sampson NC, Johnston NCCON1377 sq km4516 sq km70 %0% Visual92%JFB
11/15/2008 07:3810 minutesSAMPSON,NC3 ESE DUNNTornadoWIND DAMAGE AND DEBRIS REPORTED AT 12000 HARNETT/DUNN HIGHWAY.
11/15/2008 07:4517 minutesJOHNSTON,NC5 NE SPIVEY'S CORNERTornado1THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN JUST OFF NOAH ROAD, WHERE THERE WERE SEVERAL UPROOTED TREES. IT CROSSED WOOD CROSSROADS, PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME AND TEARING THE PORCH OFF A SUBSTANTIAL BRICK SINGLE LEVEL HOME. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTH-NORTHWEST PRODUCING MINOR DAMAGE ON FIVE POINTS ROAD TO A DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AND OTHER MINOR DAMAGE TO SHEDS AND STORAGE BUILDINGS. THE TOTAL PATH LENGTH WAS ONE MILE.
11/15/2008 07:4820 minutesJOHNSTON,NC4 ESE BENSONTornadoDAMAGE TO HOUSE AT WOODS CROSSROADS AND FIVE POINTS ROADS. BARN ALSO DESTROYED AND TREES DOWN. TIME EST BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RADAR.
11/15/2008 08:0032 minutesJOHNSTON,NC5 ESE SMITHFIELDTornadoCOUNTY OFFICIALS REPORT DAMAGE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS ACROSS JOHNSTON COUNTY. UNKNOWN NUMBER OF INJURIES REPORTED. RESCUE OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS.
11/15/2008 08:0335 minutesJOHNSTON,NC2 S PINE LEVELTornadoTHE TORNADO TRACKED FOR THREE MILES, INITIALLY TOUCHING DOWN NEAR DAUGHTRY ROAD SOUTH OF US HWY 70 AND FINALLY LIFTING ALONG COUNTRY STORE ROAD. A TRAVEL TRAILER WAS OVERTURNED AND SEVERAL HOMES SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF SHINGLES AND SIDING. THREE HOMES ALSO HAD THEIR CHIMNEYS DESTROYED BY THE WIND. OTHER DAMAGE TO A BARN AND HORSE TRAILER WAS NOTED ALONG WITH NUMEROUS DOWNED TREES.
11/15/2008 08:1042 minutesJOHNSTON,NCKENLYTornadoLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORT DAMAGE IN KENLY FROM THE TORNADO.
11/15/2008 08:1244 minutesJOHNSTON,NCKENLYTornado2*** 1 FATAL, 2 INJ *** AT LEAST 10 HOMES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED TO DESTROYED IN THE KENLY AREA NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SCOTT ROAD AND BRIDGERS ROAD. CARS HAVE BEEN OVERTURNED. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SCOTT ROAD, A DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS REMOVED FROM ITS FOUNDATION AND FLIPPED APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET. A 60 YEAR OLD FEMALE OCCUPANT OF THIS MOBILE HOME WAS KILLED. TWO OTHER INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS AROUND FOUR AND A HALF MILES.
TO.5811/15/2008 08:0811/15/2008 09:00Wayne NC, Wilson NC, Johnston NCCON1271 sq km4473 sq km72 %31% Visual83%JFB
11/15/2008 08:102 minutesJOHNSTON,NCKENLYTornadoLAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORT DAMAGE IN KENLY FROM THE TORNADO.
11/15/2008 08:124 minutesJOHNSTON,NCKENLYTornado2*** 1 FATAL, 2 INJ *** AT LEAST 10 HOMES WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED TO DESTROYED IN THE KENLY AREA NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SCOTT ROAD AND BRIDGERS ROAD. CARS HAVE BEEN OVERTURNED. AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SCOTT ROAD, A DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS REMOVED FROM ITS FOUNDATION AND FLIPPED APPROXIMATELY 50 FEET. A 60 YEAR OLD FEMALE OCCUPANT OF THIS MOBILE HOME WAS KILLED. TWO OTHER INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS AROUND FOUR AND A HALF MILES.
11/15/2008 08:2012 minutesWILSON,NC1 NE LUCAMATornadoHOMES DAMAGED IN LUCAMA.
11/15/2008 08:2012 minutesWILSON,NC4 NNW FREMONTTornadoEMERGENCY SERVICES ARE REPORTING ONE HOUSE DESTROYED ON FABWHITLEY ROAD. AT LEAST ONE MOBILE HAS BEEN OVERTURNED AND OTHERS HAVE SUSTAINED SEVERE DAMAGE IN THE AREA AROUND LUCAMA.
11/15/2008 08:3022 minutesWILSON,NC3 WSW ELM CITYTornado3*** 1 FATAL, 4 INJ *** A HOUSE WAS DESTROYED AT 3850 LONDON CHURCH ROAD WHERE ONE FATALITLY WAS CONFIRMED. ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THIS HOME TO THE NORTHEAST...THE UPPER PORTION OF A HOME WAS DESTROYED...AND ANOTHER HOME HAD A ROOF COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY WITH TREES ON TOP OF IT. OTHER HOMES AND BUILDINGS ALONG THE TORNADOS EIGHT MILE PATH SUFFERED MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DOWNED AS WELL. FOUR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.
11/15/2008 08:4032 minutesWILSON,NC3 WSW ELM CITYTornadoLAW ENFRCEMENT REPORT DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES AND SEARCH IS IN PROGRESS FOR RESIDENTS.
TO.5911/15/2008 08:3411/15/2008 09:15Nash NC, Edgecombe NCEXP1288 sq km2717 sq km53 %56% Visual0%JFB
11/15/2008 09:1036 minutesEDGECOMBE,NC3 N LEGGETTTstm Wnd DmgA LARGE TREE WAS UPROOTED AND SMASHED A PARKED VEHICLE ON DRAUGHN ROAD.
TO.6011/15/2008 09:0411/15/2008 09:45Halifax NCEXP600 sq km1894 sq km68 %78% Visual0%JFB

Storm Reports without warning:

lsr Valid Lead Time: County City Type Magnitude Remark
11/15/2008 07:15NASAMPSON,NC9 SSE GODWINTornadoTHE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED AT A DWELLING ALONG MAXWELL ROAD IN WESTERN SAMPSON COUNTY...WHERE TREES WERE SNAPPED...A CARPORT WAS BLOWN AND TWISTED INTO TREES...AND SHRUBS WERE PULLED FROM THE GROUND. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THE ESTIMATED WIDTH OF THE TORNADO WAS 50 YARDS.