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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
608 PM EDT SUN JUN 28 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LUMBERTON IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...LUMBERTON IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...JUNE 27 2015
ESTIMATED TIME...845 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...25 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...100 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.5908N / -78.9222W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.5907N/ -78.9214W
* 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 LUMBERTON IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON JUNE
27 2015.

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE ALLENTON COMMUNITY JUST EAST OF
LUMBERTON ON HIGHWAY 211. THE TORNADO UPROOTED A HEALTHY 100
YEAR OLD 3 FOOT DIAMETER PECAN TREE ALONG WITH 4 OTHER SMALLER
OAK TREES...AND CAUSED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A HOME AS THE PECAN
TREE PUNCTURED THE HOMES ROOF. THIS TORNADO WAS SPAWNED FROM THE
SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED A TORNADO 14 MILES TO THE
WEST IN RAYNHAM.

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.

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HAWKINS/CAROPOLO



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