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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
834 AM EDT Wed Sep 26 2018

...NWS Damage Survey for 9/13/18 Tornado Event...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SWANQUARTER IN HYDE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

Location...Swanquarter in Hyde County North Carolina
Date...September 13th 2018
Estimated Time...1104 AM to 1113 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...250 yards
Path Length...3 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.399778/-76.289424
Ending lat/Lon...35.385361/-76.343040
* 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 Swanquarter in Hyde County North Carolina on September
13th 2018.  The tornado was associated with hurricane Florence.  The damage
path started along Farrow Road just northeast of Swan Quarter and consisted of
a large softwood that was snapped.  More softwoods were snapped along with some
hardwoods being uprooted along Oyster Creek Street.  A large waterspout was
reported off the ferry terminal at Swan Quarter by the ferrymaster.  The end
of the path was an approximate end over the western part of the Pamlico Sound
based on the eyewitness account.  Due to less than 10 trees being snapped and
only a few hardwood uproots, maximum estimated winds were at the lower end
of the scale or around 90 MPH. 

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LOWLAND IN PAMLICO NORTH CAROLINA...

Location...Lowland in Pamlico County North Carolina
Date...September 13th 2018
Estimated Time...1123 AM to 1126 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 mph
Maximum Path Width...250 yards
Path Length...1.2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.321463/-76.583705
Ending lat/Lon...35.305213/-76.594046
* 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 Lowland in Pamlico County North Carolina on September
13th 2018.  The tornado was associated with hurricane Florence.  The damage
path started toward the north end of Fulford Point Road and consisted of 
numerous softwood trees snapped, some hardwoods that were uprooted and a 
utility pole that was destroyed.  The path continued to the intersection of
Lowland Road and Fulford Point Road where numerous blow downs and softwoods
were snapped.  The damage path may have continued farther to the southwest
but was not accessible to us.  With less than 10 softwoods snapped in any
given area the maximum winds were kept on the lower end of the scale or around
90 MPH. 



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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