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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC
356 PM EDT Sat Sep 2 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Pink Hill in Lenoir County North Carolina...

Location...Pink Hill in Lenoir County North Carolina
Date...September 1 2017
Estimated Time...7:20 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85-95 mph
Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...About 1/2 mile
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.03N / 77.68W
Ending lat/Lon...35.04N / 77.68W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City NC has confirmed
a tornado near Pink Hill in Lenoir County North Carolina on September
1st 2017.

The tornado first touched down near properties on Turner Farm Road
stripping some metal paneling off an outbuilding, and partially
removing the roof of another outbuilding. The tornado was then
described to have lifted up and come down several times as it traveled
close to a 1/2 mile, with only a few smaller trees uprooted in the
mostly forested portion of the path. The tornado then came back down
and caused more significant damage to a property on Snags Path Road. At
this property, a well built outbuilding had the roof torn off and
scattered about the yard, with one piece landing on a power transformer
pole. A smaller outbuilding also sustained damage, as the roof was
partially torn back and parts of the metal awning blown off the
structure. Additionally, there were a few trees down near these
buildings, with one of them snapped about midway up. The tornado then
dissipated shortly after moving past the property on Snags Path Road.

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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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