Funnel Clouds & Tornadoes Near Jacksonville & Camp Lejeune, NC (4/16/2011)


Tornadoes have been spotted near Jacksonville, NC. This is part of a long series of tornadoes over North Carolina today and this evening. Below are some weather statements that have come out of the eastern shores of North Carolina. This storm is showing a major couplet right now just SE of New Bern, NC, as of 8:50 pm ET.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
840 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN BEAUFORT COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
PAMLICO COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
SOUTH CENTRAL CRAVEN COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 837 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
TORNADO OVER LONG LAKE…OR 8 MILES WEST OF HAVELOCK…MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH. GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 70 MPH ARE ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
NEUSE FOREST…CHERRY POINT AIR STATION…
ARAPAHOE…MINNESOTT BEACH…
JANEIRO…
MERRITT…ORIENTAL…
FLORENCE…WHORTONSVILLE…
HOBUCKEN…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS
AVAILABLE LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING
DEBRIS.

IF CAUGHT IN A VEHICLE…AS A LAST RESORT…EITHER PARK YOUR VEHICLE
AND STAY PUT LEAVING YOUR SEAT BELT ON…OR ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE AND
LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES.

NIGHTTIME TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO
SEE. TAKE COVER NOW. DO NOT SEEK VISUAL CONFIRMATION.

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
807 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

NCC133-170015-
/O.CON.KMHX.TO.W.0015.000000T0000Z-110417T0015Z/
ONSLOW NC-
807 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 PM EDT FOR CENTRAL
ONSLOW COUNTY…

AT 804 PM EDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR JACKSONVILLE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARDS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE…
A TORNADO.
GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL.
OTHER DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM INCLUDE… KELLUM AND HUBERT.

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS
AVAILABLE LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING
DEBRIS.

NIGHTTIME TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO
SEE. TAKE COVER NOW. DO NOT SEEK VISUAL CONFIRMATION.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO…PLEASE CALL IN YOUR REPORTS OF PENNY OR
LARGER SIZED HAIL…AS WELL AS WIND DAMAGE…INCLUDING TREES OR LARGE
LIMBS DOWNED BY CALLING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT…
1…8 0 0…8 8 9…6 8 8 9.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING
FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT…LON 3457 7745 3475 7756 3488 7741 3471 7718
3462 7736 3463 7736 3464 7734 3467 7738
3463 7737 3461 7739 3460 7739 3459 7741
3460 7741 3461 7743 3458 7743
TIME…MOT…LOC 0007Z 234DEG 43KT 3480 7737

$$

DAG

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WFUS52 KMHX 162342
TORMHX
NCC133-170015-
/O.NEW.KMHX.TO.W.0015.110416T2342Z-110417T0015Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
742 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
ONSLOW COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 815 PM EDT

* AT 740 PM EDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD 9
MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAWS RUN…OR 16 MILES NORTHWEST OF NORTH
TOPSAIL BEACH…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH. GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL
AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH ARE ALSO LIKELY WITH THIS
STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
HAWS RUN…
VERONA…CATHERINE LAKE…
NEW RIVER AIR STATION…
JACKSONVILLE…PUMPKIN CENTER…
KELLUM…PINEY GREEN…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS
AVAILABLE LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING
DEBRIS.

IF CAUGHT IN A VEHICLE…AS A LAST RESORT…EITHER PARK YOUR VEHICLE
AND STAY PUT LEAVING YOUR SEAT BELT ON…OR ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE AND
LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES.

NIGHTTIME TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO
SEE. TAKE COVER NOW. DO NOT SEEK VISUAL CONFIRMATION.

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY HIDE THIS TORNADO MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO SEE. DO
NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
831 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

NCC031-049-103-133-170100-
/O.CON.KMHX.TO.W.0016.000000T0000Z-110417T0100Z/
JONES NC-CRAVEN NC-CARTERET NC-ONSLOW NC-
831 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT FOR EAST
CENTRAL ONSLOW…WEST CENTRAL CARTERET…SOUTH CENTRAL CRAVEN AND
SOUTHEASTERN JONES COUNTIES…

AT 828 PM EDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO. THIS
TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR SILVERDALE…OR 6 MILES NORTHEAST OF PINEY
GREEN…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARDS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE…
A TORNADO.
QUARTER SIZED HAIL.
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH.

LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM INCLUDE… STELLA…MAYSVILLE…
KUHNS…CATFISH LAKE…GREAT LAKE…ELLIS LAKE…CAMP BRYAN…LITTLE
LAKE AND LONG LAKE.

SEVERAL SIGHTINGS OF FUNNEL CLOUDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH THIS
STORM. TAKE COVER NOW! IF A BASEMENT IS NOT AVAILABLE…MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS
AND EXTERIOR WALLS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…VEHICLE OR OUTDOORS…MOVE
TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE LIE
DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

NIGHTTIME TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO
SEE. TAKE COVER NOW. DO NOT SEEK VISUAL CONFIRMATION.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO…PLEASE CALL IN YOUR REPORTS OF PENNY OR
LARGER SIZED HAIL…AS WELL AS WIND DAMAGE…INCLUDING TREES OR LARGE
LIMBS DOWNED BY CALLING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOLL FREE AT…
1…8 0 0…8 8 9…6 8 8 9.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING
FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

LAT…LON 3479 7691 3471 7715 3479 7725 3492 7727
3503 7709
TIME…MOT…LOC 0031Z 239DEG 28KT 3481 7721

$$

DAG

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WFUS52 KMHX 170014
TORMHX
NCC031-049-103-133-170100-
/O.NEW.KMHX.TO.W.0016.110417T0014Z-110417T0100Z/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
814 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN JONES COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
SOUTH CENTRAL CRAVEN COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
WEST CENTRAL CARTERET COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
EAST CENTRAL ONSLOW COUNTY IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 808 PM EDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
OVER CAMP LEJEUNE MAIN GATE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. GOLF BALL
SIZED HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH ARE ALSO LIKELY
WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
PINEY GREEN…KELLUM…
HUBERT…
SILVERDALE…DEPPE…
KUHNS…STELLA…
GREAT LAKE…CATFISH LAKE…
LONG LAKE…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME…VEHICLE OR
OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS
AVAILABLE LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING
DEBRIS.

IF CAUGHT IN A VEHICLE…AS A LAST RESORT…EITHER PARK YOUR VEHICLE
AND STAY PUT LEAVING YOUR SEAT BELT ON…OR ABANDON YOUR VEHICLE AND
LIE DOWN IN A LOW LYING AREA. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT TAKE SHELTER UNDER HIGHWAY OVERPASSES.

NIGHTTIME TORNADOES ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AS THEY ARE DIFFICULT TO
SEE. TAKE COVER NOW. DO NOT SEEK VISUAL CONFIRMATION.

PLEASE REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY
CALLING…1…8 0 0…8 8 9…6 8 8 9 OR NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM EDT SATURDAY EVENING
FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

&&

LAT…LON 3464 7735 3468 7738 3470 7738 3471 7740
3481 7746 3503 7709 3479 7691 3464 7734
3463 7735
TIME…MOT…LOC 0014Z 239DEG 28KT 3474 7735

$$

DAG

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