Two EF-1 Tornadoes Confirmed in Robeson County, NC (4/16/2011)


Two EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed from the major outbreak of tornadoes over eastern North Carolina & northeastern South Carolina on Saturday. Here are the findings.

…TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ROWLAND IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA…

LOCATION…ROWLAND IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE…APRIL 16 2011
ESTIMATED TIME…3:33 PM EDT – 3:35 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…50 YARDS
PATH LENGTH…1 MILE
BEGINNING LAT/LON…34.53N / -79.30W
ENDING LAT/LON…34.53N / -79.29W
* FATALITIES…0
* INJURIES…0

* 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 WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR ROWLAND IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON APRIL
16 2011.

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO MANY HOMES AS A RESULT OF NUMEROUS
SNAPPED PINE TREES UP TO 2 FEET IN DIAMETER. MANY HOMES ALSO HAD
SHINGLES BLOWN OFF. A DETACHED GARAGE WAS PUSHED SEVERAL FEET OFF
ITS FOUNDATION AND A FEW OUTBUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED. STRAIGHT LINE
WIND DAMAGE TO TREES WAS APPARENT FOR ANOTHER MILE AFTER THE TORNADO
LIFTED.

&&

..TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BARKER TEN MILE IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA…

LOCATION…BARKER TEN MILE IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE…APRIL 16 2011
ESTIMATED TIME…3:47 PM EDT – 3:49 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING…EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED…105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH…0.2 MILES
PATH LENGTH…1.6 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON…34.6777N / 79.0098W
ENDING LAT/LON…34.6866N / 79.9861W
* FATALITIES…0
* INJURIES…0

* 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 WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR BARKER TEN MILE IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON
APRIL 16 2011.

SEVERAL HEADSTONES WERE TURNED OVER IN A CEMETERY WEST OF I-95 ON
HIGHWAY 301. SEVERAL LARGE PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED AS WELL AS
SEVERAL ORNAMENTAL TREES 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER. ABOUT HALF A DOZEN
POWER POLES WERE LEANING OVER AND A FLAG POLE WAS COMPLETELY BENT
OVER. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED ALONG I-95. SIGNIFICANT WIND
DAMAGE OCCURRED IN BARKER TEN MILE AS SEVERAL DOZEN LARGE HARDWOOD
AND PINE TREES UP TO 2 FEET IN DIAMETER WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.
FALLING TREES CAUSED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO MANY HOMES IN THE AREA OF
ROBIN ROAD AND CASTLE ROAD.

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3 thoughts on “Two EF-1 Tornadoes Confirmed in Robeson County, NC (4/16/2011)

  1. I will have to say the ef 1 was amazing. It was like it chose what it wanted to destroy. I was in fd parking lot and could feel the wind pushing me towards the storm.

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