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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wilmington NC
544 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017


Location...Surf City in Pender County North Carolina
Date...July 19 2017
Estimated Time...1123 AM EDT to 1125 AM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 MPH
Maximum Path Width...25 Yards
Path Length...0.14 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.4181N / 77.5553W
Ending lat/Lon...34.4200N / 77.5566W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington NC has confirmed a
tornado near Surf City in Pender County North Carolina on July
19 2017.

A waterspout moved onshore near 1003 S. Shore Dr. tossing patio
furniture and causing minor damage to wooden patio fencing. The
tornado quickly moved across S. Shore Dr near the intersection of
Seahorse Ave and caused minor roof damage to the house on the
corner of this intersection. The tornado caused more roof damage
to a home on the north side of Seahorse Ave as well as a town
house before lifting. There was considerable video evidence of the
waterspout/tornado during this event.

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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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