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...TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM NEAR BLACKROCK TO ELIZABETH CITY IN
EASTERN BERTIE...CHOWAN...PERQUIMANS AND PASQUOTANK COUNTIES IN
NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...NEAR BLACKROCK NC TO 1 MILE E OF ROSEWOOD NC
DATE...4/25/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...720 PM TO 815 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...125 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1/4 MILE
PATH LENGTH...35 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.054, -76.740
ENDING LAT/LON...36.32, -76.20
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...2

* 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...
PRELIMINARY AND ONGOING NWS STORM SURVEYS HAVE CONFIRMED THREE
DISTINCT TORNADO TRACKS EXTENDING FROM PERQUIMANS COUNTY TO
PASQUOTANK COUNTY. THE FIRST OF THESE TORNADOES HAS BEEN DETERMINED
TO BE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-2 TORNADO, AND TRACKED FROM NEAR
BLACKROCK NC /EASTERN BERTIE COUNTY/ TO JUST NORTHEAST OF ELIZABETH
CITY NC. AREAS INSIDE THE 35 MILE LONG TORNADO PATH INCLUDE THE
CHAPANOKE AND MOUNT HERMON AREAS JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 17. MANY
TREES WERE DOWN AND/OR SNAPPED OFF...AND SEVERAL FARM BUILDINGS WERE
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. IN ADDITION...NUMEROUS HOMES WERE DAMAGED OR
DESTROYED IN THE CHAPANOKE AREA OF PERQUIMANS COUNTY...WHERE EF2
DAMAGE WAS FOUND. DAMAGE IN MUCH OF THE TORNADO PATH WAS EF0 TO EF1
IN INTENSITY.

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...TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM JUST SOUTHEAST OF EDENTON NC TO NEAR
ELIZABETH CITY IN CHOWAN...PERQUIMANS AND PASQUOTANK COUNTIES IN
NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...2 MILES SW SAINT JOHNS NC TO 3 MILES ENE INDIANTOWN NC
DATE...4/25/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...737 PM TO 830 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-2
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...125 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1/4 MILE
PATH LENGTH...40 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.05, -76.55
ENDING LAT/LON...36.348, -76.036
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...UNK

* 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...
NWS STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO TO BE CONSISTENT
WITH AN EF-2 TORNADO. THIS TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST FROM NEAR
YEOPIM ROAD IN SOUTHERN CHOWAN COUNTY...AND REMAINED SOUTH OF
HIGHWAY 17, AS IT CROSSED BURNT MILL ROAD IN PERQUIMANS COUNTY AND
HALLS CREEK ROAD IN SOUTHERN PASQUOTANK COUNTY. THE TORNADO
CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND WEAKENED TO AN EF-1 TORNADO AS IT CROSSED
INTO ELIZABETH CITY NC NEAR PEARTREE ROAD.

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...TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM NIXONTON NC TO ELIZABETH CITY NC IN
CHOWAN...PERQUIMANS AND PASQUOTANK COUNTIES IN NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...NIXONTON NC TO ELIZABETH CITY NC
DATE...4/25/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...750 PM TO 810 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...110 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...1/4 MILE
PATH LENGTH...6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.20, -76.28
ENDING LAT/LON...36.27, -76.21
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...UNK

* 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...
NWS STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO TO BE CONSISTENT
WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO. THIS TORNADO OCCURRED JUST SOUTH OF ANOTHER
TORNADO WHICH TRACKED FROM NEAR EDENTON TO JUST NNE OF ELIZABETH
CITY. THE TORNADO PATH INCLUDED A SECTION OF NIXONTON ROAD AND BODY
ROAD.

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...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CURRITUCK COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...JARVISBURG, NC
DATE...4/25/2014
ESTIMATED TIME...828 PM TO 830 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65-70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...ONE HALF MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.1985, 75.8710
ENDING LAT/LON...36.2042, 75.8579
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...UNK

* 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...
NWS STORM SURVEY CONCLUDED DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO TO BE CONSISTENT
WITH AN EF-0 TORNADO. THE DAMAGE WITH THIS TORNADO CONSISTED OF
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AND SNAPPED OFF AND DAMAGE TO A NEARBY CHURCH
OUTBUILDINGS AND PLAYGROUND.

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