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Track of Icard tornado on 11 January 2012
Approximate track of the Icard tornado in Burke County, North Carolina, 
on 30 November 2010.  The tornado path is shown by the thick blue line.  
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NOUS42 KGSP 131636
PNSGSP
GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-140000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1136 AM EST FRI JAN 13 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR HILDEBRAN IN BURKE COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...5 SSW ICARD IN BURKE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...JANUARY 11 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...604 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...130 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...3.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.66N / 81.48W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.71N / 81.44W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...8

* 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 A TORNADO TOUCHING DOWN NEAR 5 SSW ICARD IN
BURKE COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON JANUARY 11 2012. THE TORNADO
PRODUCED BRIEF AND INTERMITTENT WIND DAMAGE SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
GEORGE HILDEBRAND SCHOOL ROAD...BEFORE A MORE CONTINUOUS TRACK
DEVELOPED ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD AROUND 604 PM EST. DAMAGE
TO TREES AND HOUSES OCCURRED HERE...WITH ROOFING MATERIAL BLOWN
NORTHWARD ACROSS A FIELD. SEVERAL FENCES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN IN
THIS AREA.

THE TORNADO TRACK CONTINUED ON THE GROUND TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST
ACROSS PAIGE STREET PRODUCING ADDITIONAL DAMAGE TO
ROOFS...OUTBUILDINGS...AND TREES. THE TORNADO THEN STRUCK THE
SOUTH FORK COMMUNITY OFF JOHNSON BRIDGE ROAD. THE MOST INTENSE
DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO OCCURRED IN THIS AREA AROUND
607 PM EST. SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE TOTALLY DESTROYED. ROOFS
WERE REMOVED FROM SEVERAL SINGLE FAMILY HOMES. EIGHT INJURIES WERE
REPORTED IN THIS COMMUNITY. THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE OCCURRED ON
ROCK LANE...RIVER ROCK DRIVE...AND SOUTH FORK AVENUE.

THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS RATED EF2 WITH MAXIMUM WINDS AROUND
130 MPH. THE MAXIMUM DAMAGE WIDTH WAS NEARLY 300 YARDS ALONG BOTH
GEORGE HILDEBRAND SCHOOL ROAD AND ROCK LANE. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES
FROM BURKE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT INDICATE APPROXIMATELY 75
HOMES WITH MAJOR DAMAGE IN THIS AREA.

THE TORNADO THEN PRODUCED SPARSE TREE AND STRUCTURE DAMAGE
NORTHWARD ACROSS OLD BRITTAIN ROAD AND OLD HIGHWAY 10 BEFORE
LIFTING NEAR INTERSTATE 40.

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.

$$

HG/JAT



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