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Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
1243 PM EDT FRI JUL 4 2014

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ROSE HILL IN DUPLIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...ROSE HILL IN DUPLIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...JULY 3, 2014
ESTIMATED TIME...850 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1/4 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.805 N / -78.009
ENDING LAT/LON...34.808 N / -78.022
* 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 ROSE HILL IN DUPLIN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON JULY 3,
2014.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY FOUND EF1 DAMAGE TO TREES
AND TWO STRUCTURES SOUTH OF ROSE HILL YESTERDAY EVENING DUE TO A
TORNADO SPAWNED BY THE RAIN BANDS OF HURRICANE ARTHUR OFF THE CAPE
FEAR COAST. THE DAMAGE PATH BEGAN SOUTH OF ROSEMARY ROAD AND EAST
OF HWY 117 WHERE DAMAGE TO TREES WAS OBSERVED. THE TORNADO TRACKED
WEST-NORTHWEST ACROSS POOL ROAD AND HWY 117 THEN NEAR ROSEMARY
ROAD WEST OF HWY 117. DAMAGE WIDTH IS ESTIMATE AT 200 YARDS AND
PATH LENGTH IS ESTIMATED AT ONE QUARTER MILE. NO INJURIES OR
FATALITIES OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADO.

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

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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