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Tracks of tornadoes on 15 November 2006
NOUS42 KGSP 162307
PNSGSP
GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-061000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
358 PM EST THU NOV 16 2006

...TORNADOES VERIFIED IN THE NORTH CAROLINA PIEDMONT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF STORM DAMAGE 
THAT OCCURRED IN LINCOLN...GASTON AND IREDELL COUNTIES LAST NIGHT. 
PRELIMINARY FINDINGS INDICATE THAT SEPARATE TORNADOES OCCURRED IN 
EACH COUNTY AS THUNDERSTORMS CROSSED THE REGION LAST NIGHT.

A TORNADO TOUCHDOWN AT 1058 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING WAS CONFIRMED IN 
CRAMERTON IN EASTERN GASTON COUNTY. DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
TORNADO COVERED A PATH 150 YARDS LONG AND 30 YARDS WIDE. THE 
OBSERVED DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH AN F1 TORNADO...WITH MAXIMUM 
WIND SPEEDS LIKELY BETWEEN 80 AND 100 MPH.

TORDADO DAMAGE WAS ALSO OBSERVED IN EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY AT THE 
INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 73 AND HIGHWAY 16. THE FIRST DAMAGE REPORT 
WAS AT 1115 PM WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH 
AN F0 TORNADO...WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 60 TO 70 MPH LIKELY.

ADDITIONAL TORNADO DAMAGE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE LAKE SHORES 
COMMUNITY...ON THE WESTERN EDGE OF LAKE NORMAN...EAST OF DENVER IN 
LINCOLN COUNTY. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED SHORTLY AFTER THE OTHER LINCOLN 
COUNTY TORNADO TOUCHDOWN...AND MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE 
SAME PARENT THUNDERSTORM. SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE IN THE LOW END F2 RANGE 
WAS INDICATED BY THE SURVEY. MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS OF 120 MPH MAY HAVE 
OCCURRED WITH THIS SECOND LINCOLN COUNTY TORNADO.

TORNADO DAMAGE WAS ALSO CONFIRMED IN IREDELL COUNTY. A SIX MILE PATH 
OF INTERMITTENT F1 DAMAGE OCCURRED FROM ABOUT 4 MILES EAST OF 
STATESVILLE EXTENDING NORTH NORTHEAST FOR 6 MILES. THE DAMAGE PATH 
WAS APPROXIMATELY 40 YARDS WIDE. TREES KNOCKED DOWN BY THE TORNADO 
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED 8 OR 9 MOBILE HOMES AT DOGWOOD ESTATES ON BELL 
FARM RD.

THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL TORNADO DAMAGE IN THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE 
COUNTY...BUT THAT PART OF THE SURVEY WILL HAVE TO BE CONDUCTED 
TOMORROW AS DARKNESS FELL BEFORE THE SURVEY COULD BE COMPLETED.

THESE RESULTS ARE PRELIMINARY...AND FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE RELEASED 
AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

$$

GERAPETRITIS/14


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