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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service WILMINGTON NC
248 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/16/2018 TORNADO EVENT...

.Bayshore Tornado...

Start Location...Bayshore in New Hanover NC
End Location...Bayshore in New Hanover NC
Date...September 16 2018
Estimated Time...12:02 AM EDT to 12:04 AM 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...34.2759/-77.7979
Ending Lat/Lon...34.2770/-77.8001
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A brief tornado touched down on the south side of Bicayne Drive at
Pages Creek. The tornado moved NW for about 2 minutes and snapped
a couple dozen trees up to 14" in diameter, uprooted several large
trees, and caused significant roof damage to a home on Biscayne
Drive. The tornado ended near the intersection of Bayshore Drive
and Biscayne Drive.

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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