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April 18, 19, 2019 Severe Event

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NOUS42 KRAH 200250
PNSRAH
NCZ040-201500-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
National Weather Service RALEIGH NC
1050 PM EDT Fri Apr 19 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR SILER CITY TORNADO...

...EF-1 TORNADO IN SILER CITY, NC...

Start Location...SILER CITY in CHATHAM COUNTY NC
End Location...SILER CITY in CHATHAM COUNTY NC
Date...APRIL 19 2019
Estimated Time...3:35 PM EDT THROUGH 3:38 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...95-105 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...2 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.7420/-79.4912
Ending Lat/Lon...35.7663/-79.4747
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN THE SILER CITY AREA OF CHATHAM
COUNTY.  DAMAGE CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES,
DOWNED POWER POLES AND POWER LINES, AND DAMAGE TO THE ROOF COVERING
OF SEVERAL HOMES.

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5 hours ago, PackGrad05 said:

Here is the definition for moderate from SPC.  I'd say it fit the bill.

 

If you want post-event verification stats follow @jimmyc42 on Twitter. SPC categories are based on probabilities so you can't really just go by the description of the category. 17 tornadoes and 493 wind reports probably verified the 10/45% tor/wind probs nicely - they actually expanded the moderate at 2000Z which wouldn't have happened if they felt it was going off-track.

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One of my coworkers had a tree fall on his truck yesterday, from the TOR warned cell in Effingham Co. GA yesterday.  He was outside planting and the storm came up very fast.  "It was something I've only seen a few times in my life, mostly in Texas... it was a microburst or something.  At least in Texas you can see them coming because there's nothing around, but here it just snuck up on us" was how he described it.

We got nothing but a good gust of wind or two and some twigs blown around.  It did seem to come almost out of nowhere and sneak up on us, since the clouds were so low before the squall line hit.  You almost couldn't see it coming.

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7 hours ago, Araqiel said:

From the above-mentioned Twitter feed (also should have said 1630Z there):

 

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33 tornado reports now in a 10% and hundreds of wind reports in a 45% damaging wind risk. 

But this is a bust.

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26 minutes ago, MattPetrulli said:

33 tornado reports now in a 10% and hundreds of wind reports in a 45% damaging wind risk. 

But this is a bust.

Now 35 tornado reports....500+ wind reports.....

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On 4/19/2019 at 11:44 PM, Disc said:

Today. Will be doing a survey tomorrow to determine the path and strength. 

Looks like it was a strong EF3. Just 7 mph shy of violent status. 

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I chased on the 19th and was in great position for the Ramseur, NC cell but it didn't produce:
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Video (5x speed):

 

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This next series is from Chatham County. We couldn't get to the Hillsborough Cell but were on the one just south of it. With that said in reviewing the shots you can see a wall cloud at the edge of the rain to the north in that cell (the two were not fully discrete and the tor ended up being rain wrapped anyway).

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Looking more westerly (No tor is visible here but this I believe was the storm that produced in Siler City):
 

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5 minutes ago, FallsLake said:

^^Some of those shots are good enough to hang on a wall. 

Thank you!

 

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18 hours ago, scwxfan said:

That tornado was rated at an EF3 at159 mph.

Yeah this video is either very early or late in its cycle cause that was no EF3 in the video.....looks like RAH NWS has confirmed at least 6 tornados now in their CWA...

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Orange Co. Tornado was an EF2.

Quote
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
1038 AM EDT Mon Apr 22 2019

...EF-2 TORNADO IN ORANGE COUNTY NC...

Start Location...WHITE CROSS IN SOUTHWEST ORANGE COUNTY NC
End Location...HILLSBOROUGH IN CENTRAL ORANGE COUNTY NC
Date...APRIL 19 2019
Estimated Time...4:00 PM EDT THROUGH 4:15 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 mph
Maximum Path Width...600 yards
Path Length...12 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.8950/-79.1996
Ending Lat/Lon...36.0418/-79.0906
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
A TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN IN THE WHITE CROSS AREA AND
LESLIE DRIVE AREA OF SOUTHWEST ORANGE COUNTY. CONSIDERABLE TREE
DAMAGE OCCURRED IN THIS AREA, INCLUDING THE SNAPPING AND SPLITTING
OF HEALTHY LARGE-TRUNK TREES.  SUBSEQUENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND
HOMES OCCURRED AS THE TREES FELL.  GIVEN THE MAGNITUDE AND NATURE
OF THE DAMAGE, WIND SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 110 MPH.  THE TORNADO
THEN TRACKED NORTH-NORTHEAST EVENTUALLY CROSSING DODSONS CROSS ROAD,
DAIRLYLAND ROAD, ARTHUR MINNIS ROAD, AND BORLAND ROADS, ALL WHILE
PRODUCING SIMILAR TREE DAMAGE.  THE TORANDO FINALLY BEGAN TO LIFT
AND/OR DISSIPATE NEAR HILLSBOROUGH JUST NORTH OF I-40 NEAR EXIT 261,
BUT NOT BEFORE PRODUCING CONSIDERING DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES JUST
SOUTH OF EXIT 261.  THE ROOF AND SEVERAL EXTERIOR WALLS OF ONE
HOME WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED.  DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION WAS
ESTIMATED AT 115 MPH, MAKING THIS TORNADO A LOW-END EF-2 ON THE
EF SCALE.

Just missed the more densely populated and developed areas between I-40 exit 261 and I-85 exits 164 & 165. 

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9 hours ago, SnowJoMoJo said:

Great vid - thanks for posting!

Thank you!

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