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NOUS42 KGSP 171523

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1123 AM EDT Tue Apr 17 2018



Start Location...2 WNW Davidson in Iredell County NC
End Location...2 N Mooresville in Iredell County NC
Estimated Time...03:25 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 mph
Maximum Path Width...200-300 yards
Path Length...7.32 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.5147/-80.8696
Ending Lat/Lon...35.6057/-80.8111
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

The wind damage event in Iredell county on Sunday, April 15 began
at West Paces Rd at the shoreline of Lake Norman around 3:25 PM.
The wind damage area continued about 7.6 miles north-northeast
and ended at Goodwin Circle and Highway 150 around 3:50 PM. The
wind damage width varied considerably from roughly 200 to 300
yards to between 50 and 100 yards. A wind measurement of 50 mph
was reported at the Lowe`s corporate helipad at 1000 Lowe`s Blvd.
This is located 300 yards from Medical Park Dr. It was noted in
the wind damage swath that several microburst episodes occurred.
Winds for the entire path length were estimated between 70 and 80
mph with the higher values near microburst episodes.

A considerable amount of damage was associated with trees
falling, or was tree related. There were a couple of areas where
the damaged was briefly enhanced. One was near Medical Park Drive
with trees uprooted in a fanned out fashion. Another area was just
beyond the Candlewood Suites with the same type of wind
distribution. Meanwhile an Aluminum storage building, with a wide
open front, had part of its roof damaged, while a single wide
mobile home had its tin roof peeling back on one side and thrown
forward. There was some gutter and flashing damage to several
homes along with primary path. A wooden fence was also partially
pushed over

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.


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