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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSMHX Received: 2018-09-24 22:17 UTC


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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
617 PM EDT Mon Sep 24 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 9/13/18 TORNADO EVENT...
...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HAVELOCK IN CRAVEN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

Location...Havelock in Craven County North Carolina
Date...September 13th 2018
Estimated Time...751 PM EDT to 755 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length....0.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.924963/-76.806006
Ending lat/Lon...34.919737/-76.813688
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC has confirmed
a tornado near Havelock in Craven County North Carolina on the evening of
Sep 13th 2018.  The tornado was associated with hurricane Florence.  A large
swath of snapped pine trees were found in the Cherry Branch neighborhood of
Havelock.  The damage was most extensive from near the dead end of
Seattle Slew Drive southwest toward the intersection of Route 306 and
Pine Cliff Road.  Over 100 pine trees were snapped in this general area,
with a few pine and hardwood trees uprooted near both ends of the damage
path. 

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/Newport.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph

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