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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service WILMINGTON NC
738 PM EDT Sun Sep 16 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/15/18 TORNADO EVENT...

.Porters Neck Road Tornado...

Start Location...Porters Neck in New Hanover NC
End Location...Porters Neck in New Hanover NC
Date...September 15 2018
Estimated Time...09:29 PM EDT to 9:31 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...0.25 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.2955/-77.7814
Ending Lat/Lon...34.2975/-77.7843
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A brief tornado touched down on the north side of Porters Neck Road
between Porters Neck Road and Tibbys Drive. The tornado moved NW for
less than 2 minutes and snapped a couple dozen trees up to 16" in
diameter and uprooted a few large trees.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph
EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph
EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph
EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph
EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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