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Issued by NWS Newport/Morehead, NC

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
153 PM EDT FRI JUN 5 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR COLUMBIA IN TYRRELL COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...COLUMBIA IN TYRRELL COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...6/4/15
ESTIMATED TIME...2 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75-80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...75 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.98.758N/76.18.181W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.98.767N/76.18.184W
* 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 COLUMBIA IN TYRRELL COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON 6/4/15.

A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG SOUNDSIDE ROAD NORTHEAST OF
COLUMBIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED. ON THE
WEST SIDE OF THE DAMAGE A PLAYGROUND SWING SET WAS BLOWN IN TOWARD
THE SOUND INTO A TREE. AN OLD OUTBUILDING RIGHT WALL COLLAPSED
WITH DEBRIS STREWN TO THE EAST WITH APPROXIMATE WIND SPEEDS AROUND
80 MPH. THE HOUSE ON THE EASTERN EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE HAD
MATERIALS INCLUDING AN ALUMINUM BOAT BLOWN WESTWARD INTO ANOTHER
HOMES YARD AND CANAL. HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREE DAMAGE WAS
CONSISTENT WITH WINDS AROUND 75 MPH.

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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