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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSMHX Received: 2018-09-24 23:18 UTC


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

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 9/14/18 TO 9/15/18 TORNADO EVENT...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR Stella in Carteret County and White Oak
township in southern Jones County...

Location...2 Miles northeast of Stella in Carteret County and White Oak
township in southern Jones County. 
Date...September 14th, 2018
Estimated Time...1028 PM EDT to 1040 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 MPH
Maximum Path Width...300 yards
Path Length...4.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.770416/-77.097288
Ending lat/Lon...34.820431/-77.146701
* 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 2 miles northeast of Stella in Carteret County and White Oak 
township in southern Jones county on the evening of September 14th, 
2018. The tornado was associated with hurricane Florence. A concentrated
area of snapped pine trees could be found along Highway 58 north of the
Coldwater Creek neighborhood and north of Hadnot Creek. More than 25 
pine trees were snapped in this area and are consistent with estimated 
wind speeds of around 100 mph. Along the same general path, another more
concentrated area of damage was found near St. James AME Zion Church 
along highway 58. Here, mostly east of the highway, over 50 pine trees 
were snapped, and winds were estimated around 105 mph in this location. 
A few hardwood trees were uprooted near the end of the damage path, just
over a mile farther down highway 58 north near the entrance to the 
Croatan National Forest.


...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CAMP LEJEUNE IN ONSLOW COUNTY NORTH 
CAROLINA...

Location...Camp Lejeune in Onslow County North Carolina
Date...September 15th, 2018
Estimated Time...300 AM EDT to 305 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...275 yards
Path Length...2.5 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.624347/-77236211
Ending lat/Lon...34.659462/-77.251007
* 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 Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, North Carolina on 
September 15th, 2018. The tornado was associated with hurricane 
Florence. The damage path started along Highway 172, south of Lyman 
Road. Most of the damage was confined to about 10 to 15 snapped pine 
trees with a few uprooted pine trees. Most of this damage was oriented 
toward the southwest or west. However, a small building that was open 
toward the west, had damage inside the building pointed toward the 
southeast or in the opposite direction of the storm motion. We were not 
able to examine the total path, but more damage was found to the 
northwest of the initial point crossing Lyman Road. Again, some snapped 
trees along with uprooted trees were found here as well. Due to the 
lower concentration of snapped trees (less than 20 in any given 
location), the lower bound of the wind threshold of 90 mph was used as 
an estimated maximum wind speed. 


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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