12 Confirmed Tornados over Eastern North Carolina on April 16th
Multiple long track tornados developed over eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening of Saturday April 16th. Twelve tornados have been confirmed over the area, several of which caused major damage. Hundreds of homes were damaged or completely destroyed across the region. Many business and several schools received structural damage with some buildings totally destroyed. Thousands of residents were either temporarily or permanently displaced from their homes. Scores of injuries also occurred with several injuries being categorized as critical.
Tornado Damage and Tracks
65 to 85 mph
86 to 110 mph
111 to 135 mph
136 to 165 mph
166 to 200 mph
> 200 mph
The below map is a representation of the tornado tracks from the April 16th event. More information will be added to this map as it becomes finalized.
Clicking on the different tornado tracks will bring up the Public Notification Statement (PNS) for each tornado. Clicking on the blue markers will display various damage pictures from the storms.
Below is the list of the 12 tornados that have been confirmed in the Newport/Morehead City County Warning Area during the April 16th event. These tornados were associated with 3 large supercell thunderstorms that moved rapidly Northeast across the area.