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Track of the Eastern Caldwell County tornado on 28 April 2011
Track of the Eastern Caldwell County, North Carolina, tornado on 28 April 2011.  
The approximate track of the tornado is shown as a thick blue line.  Click 
on image to enlarge.
Eastern Caldwell County Tornado
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NOUS42 KGSP 291813 CCA
PNSGSP
GAZ010-017-018-026-028-029-NCZ033-035>037-048>053-056>059-062>065-
068>072-082-501>510-SCZ001>014-019-291930-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
221 PM EDT FRI APR 29 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED 5 TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LENOIR IN CALDWELL
COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...5 TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LENOIR IN CALDWELL
COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...APRIL 28, 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...320-330 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 TO 100 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...4.5 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.85N/81.43W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.88N/81.37W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...1 MINOR INJURY

* 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 OCCURRED 5 TO 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LENOIR IN
CALDWELL COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON APRIL 28, 2011.

THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR DEAL ROAD AND TRAVELLED
IN ESSENTIALLY A CONTINUOUS PATH NORTHEASTWARD FROM THERE.
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR CAMPGROUND ROAD WHERE NUMEROUS
TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN...PORTIONS OF A ROOF WERE REMOVED AND A
COUPLE SMALL OUT BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. AT BOYD AND MCRARY
ROADS LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED AND TIN ROOFING WAS THROWN A
COUPLE HUNDRED YARDS TO THE NORTHEAST. ALONG TEMPLE HILL CHURCH
ROAD...SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF A ROOF...TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN
OR SNAPPED AND PART OF A PORCH WAS BLOWN TO THE NORTHWEST. THE
TORNADO CROSSED BURNS ROAD WHERE GUTTERS WERE BLOWN OFF A
BUILDING...A CARPORT WAS BLOWN TO THE NORTHWEST ...SOME TREES WERE
DE-BARKED AND SMALL SHEDS WERE DESTROYED. ALSO...PORTIONS OF
MOBILE HOME ROOFING WERE REMOVED. THE TORNADO THEN REACHED
BEATRICE LANE WHERE A DOUBLE-WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME WAS MOSTLY
DESTROYED AS IT WAS BLOWN OFF ITS FOUNDATION...THE ROOF BLOWN
OFF...WINDOWS BLOWN IN AND WALLS HEAVILY DAMAGED. THE TORNADO
APPARENTLY LIFTED AT THIS POINT.

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.

$$

LG

CORRECTED LAT/LON