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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service RALEIGH NC
951 PM EDT Mon Apr 16 2018


...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR WENDELL NC IN NORTHEAST WAKE
COUNTY...

LOCATION...5 MILES NNW OF WENDELL, NE WAKE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...APRIL 15 2018 
ESTIMATED TIME...1035 PM TO 1036 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...87 MPH 
BEGINNING LAT/LON........35.8392N/79.4082W 
ENDING LAT/LON...........35.8499N/79.4086W 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 Yards
PATH LENGTH...3/4 OF A MILE 
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0 

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Raleigh NC has confirmed a EF-1 
tornado in Wake County, North Carolina, which briefly touched down 
approximately 5 miles north-northwest of Wendell, North Carolina on 
April 15, 2018. 

The tornado touched down near Hals Farm Road, just off of Edgemont 
Road. The tornado tracked northward across an area consisting of a 
mixture of trees, a barn, and a few homes, before crossing Sadie 
Drive. The homes near the end of Sadie drive (near the cul-de-sac) 
sustained minor damage to siding and some loss/damage to shingles. 
Numerous trees were uprooted and several pine trees snapped off 
approximately 15 to 25 feet up. An apparent outbuilding was also 
destroyed at this location. The damage here was indicative of a weak 
tornado with approximate peak wind speeds of 87 MPH, or EF-1 on the 
Enhanced Fujita Scale. 

The tornado continued tracking northward through a wooded area 
causing sporadic damage to trees. The tornado affected several homes 
along Woodie Drive, off of Riley Hill Road, with one sustaining 
significant damage from a tree falling through the roof of the home. 
The tornado then lifted near Riley Hill Road.

NWS Raleigh would like to thank Wake County Emergency Management for 
their support and assistance with this survey. 


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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