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Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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000 NOUS42 KILM 291628 PNSILM NCZ109-292030- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 1228 PM EDT MON JUN 29 2015 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR SANDY CREEK IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA... LOCATION...SANDY CREEK IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA DATE...JUNE 27 2015 ESTIMATED TIME...0530 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YARDS PATH LENGTH...50 YARDS BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.28N / -78.12W ENDING LAT/LON...34.28N / -78.13W * 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 WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR SANDY CREEK IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON JUNE 27 2015. A BRIEF EF0 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST OFF US HIGHWAY 74 NEAR SANDY CREEK. THE TORNADO CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE...MOVED A FARM TRACTOR A FEW FEET...AND A LARGE TREE FELL AND BROKE A FENCE. A VIDEO OF THIS BRIEF TORNADO CONFIRMED ITS EXISTENCE. THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ILM. 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. $$ HAWKINS/CAROPOLO

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