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Public Information Statement
Issued: 12:01 AM EDT Apr. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service


... Tornado confirmed near Wendell NC in northeast Wake
County, lat/Lon updated...

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/78.4082w
ending lat/Lon... ... ... ..35.8499n/78.4086w
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.


1201 am EDT Tue Apr 24 2018


... Tornado confirmed near Wendell NC in northeast Wake
County, lat/Lon updated...

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/78.4082w
ending lat/Lon... ... ... ..35.8499n/78.4086w
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.



1141 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date lat/Lon

... North Carolina...

... Anson County...
Anson County Airport 32 mph 0535 PM 04/23 35.02n/80.08w

... Cumberland County...
Pope AFB 40 mph 0416 PM 04/23 35.17n/79.01w
usfs met stn at Fort Bragg 35 mph 0514 PM 04/23 35.14n/79.06w
Fayetteville regional/granni 32 mph 0423 PM 04/23 34.99n/78.88w
Fort Bragg/simmo 32 mph 0415 PM 04/23 35.14n/78.93w
1 W Bonnie Doone 26 mph 0510 PM 04/23 35.10n/78.99w
4 NNE Fayetteville 26 mph 0523 PM 04/23 35.14n/78.87w

... Franklin County...
Louisburg 28 mph 0555 PM 04/23 36.02n/78.33w

... Granville County...
Oxford 29 mph 0815 PM 04/23 36.36n/78.53w

... Guilford County...
4 WSW Lake Townsend 26 mph 0528 PM 04/23 36.14n/79.85w

... Harnett County...
Duncan 30 mph 0513 PM 04/23 35.56n/78.88w

... Hoke County...
Raeford 26 mph 0444 PM 04/23 34.98n/79.23w

... Lee County...
Sanford 28 mph 0535 PM 04/23 35.59n/79.11w

... Moore County...
Moore County Airport 38 mph 0431 PM 04/23 35.24n/79.39w
8 se Harpers Crossroads 36 mph 0515 PM 04/23 35.47n/79.38w

... Nash County...
Rocky Mount-Wilson rgnl 31 mph 0618 PM 04/23 35.85n/77.89w

... Orange County...
Duke Forest met sta nr chape 30 mph 0616 PM 04/23 35.97n/79.09w

... Richmond County...
Rockingham-Hamlet Airport 37 mph 0435 PM 04/23 34.89n/79.76w
2 WNW Camp Mackall 35 mph 0452 PM 04/23 35.03n/79.50w

... Scotland County...
Laurinburg-Maxton Airport 39 mph 0356 PM 04/23 34.79n/79.37w

... Stanly County...
Albemarle 31 mph 0315 PM 04/23 35.42n/80.16w

... Wake County...
Raleigh-Durham Intl Airport 33 mph 0719 PM 04/23 35.88n/78.79w

... Wayne County...
3 SSE Goldsboro 31 mph 0715 PM 04/23 35.34n/77.96w

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


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