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Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
922 PM EDT SAT JUN 13 2015

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

LOCATION...WILLIAMSTON IN MARTIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...JUNE 13 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...550 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100-105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.49.49N/77.4.4W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.49.37N/77.4.5W
* 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 HAS CONFIRMED
A TORNADO NEAR WILLIAMSTON IN MARTIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON JUNE
13 2015.

A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG FAIRWAY DRIVE FROM NEAR DIXIE
TRAIL TO HARRISWAY DRIVE...JUST WEST OF BUSINESS HIGHWAY 17 IN
THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF WILLIAMSTON. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED
WITH ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE RESIDENCE. HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREE
DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH WINDS AROUND 100 MPH.

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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