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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
750 PM EST Thu Dec 1 2016

...Tornado Confirmed Near Charlotte in Mecklenburg County North

Location...Charlotte in Mecklenburg County North Carolina
Date...November 30 2016
Estimated Time...630 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...2.18 miles
Beginning Lat Lon...35.13N/80.93W
Ending Lat Lon...35.14N/80.92W

* 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.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC has
confirmed a tornado near Charlotte in Mecklenburg County North
Carolina on November 30 2016.

The tornado path varies from 100 to 150 yards wide and produced
damage along a non-continuous path. The first segment of damage
ran from the 1200 block of John Price Road to the northeast part of
the Ayrsley subdivision. This path length was 1.68 miles. Numerous
trees were downed from the tornado, a mobile home was moved from its
foundation, and a truck overturned. Also pockets of siding and
shingles were removed from various buildings, and some insulation
was tossed away from the structures. Meanwhile a few homes in the
Ayrsley subdivision suffered broken windows. There was some
splattering of leaves on a couple of buildings, and a fence was
pushed partially onto its side.

The second segment of damage occurred from about 8500 Microsoft
Way to West Arrowwood Road. This path length was about 0.5 miles,
for a total damage length of 2.18 miles. Once again trees were
felled, and buildings had external damage.

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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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