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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
111 PM EST WED DEC 24 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR CASTLE HAYNE IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...CASTLE HAYNE IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...12/24/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...10:30 AM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YDS
PATH LENGTH...380 YDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.31236N / -77.91703W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.31458N / -77.91468W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...1

* 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 WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR CASTLE HAYNE IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON
12/24/2014.

A BRIEF BUT POWERFUL EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN CASTLE HAYNE THIS
MORNING AS A THUNDERSTORM CELL MOVED ACROSS NEW HANOVER COUNTY.
THE TORNADO DESTROYED A LAREG SHED...DAMAGED A HOUSE...MOVED A BOX
CAR TYPE STORAGE STRUCTURE AND DAMAGED SOME TREES. THERE WAS ONE
INJURY DUE TO FLYING GLASS. THE TORNADO WAS SMALL IN NATURE LESS
THAN 25 YARDS IN WIDTH AND WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ONLY 2-3 MINUTES
BEFORE LIFTING BACK INTO THE PARENT CLOUD AS IT MOVED ACROSS
I-140. THE PATH OF THE TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 380 YARDS.

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

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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