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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
608 PM EDT SUN JUN 28 2015

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CUMNOCK IN LEE COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...CUMNOCK IN LEE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...06-27-2015
ESTIMATED TIME...546 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1/2 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.5541N / -79.2455W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.5519N / -79.2373W
* 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 RALEIGH NC HAS CONFIRMED AN EF-1 TORNADO
NEAR CUMNOCK IN LEE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON 06-27-2015.

AN NWS RALEIGH SURVEY TEAM VISITED THE DAMAGE LOCATION SUNDAY
AFTERNOON AND FOUND THAT THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE EAST BANK
OF THE DEEP RIVER. HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREE DAMAGE INDICATED
WIND SPEEDS OF 105 MPH...WHICH IS AN EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA
SCALE. THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED EAST AND RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO A
HOME. THE DAMAGE CONSISTED OF ROOF AND SHINGLE DAMAGE...SIDING
DAMAGE...GARDEN DAMAGE...WINDOWS BLOWN OUT OF A VAN...AND A
TRAMPOLINE THAT WAS MANGLED AND BLOWN 130 YARDS DOWNSTREAM.
MAXIMUM WINDS AT THIS LOCATION WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 90 MPH...WHICH
IS AN EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE. THE TORNADO THEN
LIFTED...BUT WHILE DOING SO...RESULTED IN SEVERAL TREES BLOWN DOWN
ALONG ROSSER RD NEAR COTTEN RD.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/RAH.

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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NP/KD/RC


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