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Track of Belmont Tornado, including wind damage in western Mecklenburg County, on 28 March 2010
Approximate track of Belmont, North Carolina, tornado on 28 March 2010.  
The tornado path is shown by the thick green line.  Straight-line wind 
damage is shown by the speckled green areas in western Mecklenburg County.  
Click on image to enlarge.
NOUS42 KGSP 292223
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
623 PM EDT MON MAR 29 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BELMONT IN GASTON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BELMONT IN GASTON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...MARCH 28, 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...537 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...AROUND 90 MPH.
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...125
YARDS PATH LENGTH...200 YARDS
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...ONE

* 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...
A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AT THE PARK DALE MILL...NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF PARK DALE DRIVE...GREENWAY CIRCLE AND LANDING
ROAD...IN BELMONT NORTH CAROLINA LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON MARCH 28,
2010.

METAL SHEET ROOFING WAS TORN...PEELED...ROLLED AND THROWN IN
MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS...AND INTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED...IN THE PARK
DALE MILL. IN ADDITION A TRACTOR TRAILOR TRUCK WAS OVERTURNED ON
THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE MILL...ADJACENT TO A DOCKING AREA.

DAMAGE WAS NOTED TO A MOBILE HOME SUB-DIVISION ADJACENT TO THE
MILL...WITH TREE DAMAGE ALSO NOTED AROUND THE AREA. INSULATION
FROM THE MILL WAS THROWN A DISTANCE ACROSS THE CATAWBA RIVER AND
FOUND NEAR WILKINSON AVENUE IN WESTERN MECKLENBURG COUNTY.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

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.

...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE CONFIRMED IN THE WESTERN SECTIONS OF
CHARLOTTE IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...WEST PART OF CHARLOTTE IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...MARCH 28, 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...550 PM EDT
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH... SPORADIC AT 150 TO 200 YARDS PATH LENGTH
SPORADIC FOR 6 TO 10 MILES
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* 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 GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC HAS
CONFIRMED STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN THE WEST PART OF CHARLOTTE
IN MECKLENBURG COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON MARCH 28, 2010.

POCKETS OF INTENSE WINDS WERE NOTED IN WEST CHARLOTTE...OF MECKLENBURG
COUNTY....JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 85...ALONG SAM WILSON ROAD TO WILDWOOD
AVE. TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN IN A FORWARD FALLING DIRECTION ALONG
THE PATH OF THE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. ONE TREE FELL ON A HOME
CAUSING CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE.

OTHER POCKETS OF DAMAGE...WITH PRIMARILY TREES BEING KNOCKED DOWN...
EXTENDED OUT TO MOUNT HOLLY ROAD AND ROCKWOOD DRIVE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GSP.


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STUREY


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