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Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
403 PM EDT SUN JUL 6 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HAMILTON IN MARTIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...2 MILES NORTHWEST OF HAMILTON IN MARTIN COUNTY NC
DATE...07/03/14
ESTIMATED TIME...850 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.9565/-77.2038
ENDING LAT/LON...35.9604/-77.2234
* 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 NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC IN
COORDINATION WITH MARTIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NORTHWEST OF HAMILTON IN MARTIN COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA ON JULY 3, 2014. THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED ALONG A RAIN BAND
ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE ARTHUR.

THE TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST WEST OF THE ROANOKE RIVER AND TRACKED
WEST-NORTHWEST FOR ABOUT ONE MILE BEFORE DISSIPATING. THE TORNADO
WAS SEEN ON THE GROUND BY A FIRE FIGHTER. SEVERAL LARGE TREES
WERE SNAPPED OFF OR BLOWN DOWN. A TREE FELL ON ONE HOUSE AND
RESULTED IN APPROXIMATELY TWENTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS OF DAMAGE.
AN OUTBUILDING WAS ALSO DAMAGED BY THE TORNADO.

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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