Tornadoes Confirmed in North CarolinaApril 26th, 2014 at 10:11 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
The National Weather Service is in the process of conducting damage surveys across North Carolina after the severe storms that moved through Friday evening. After today’s assessment, the National Weather Service has confirmed 3 tornadoes across parts of Chowan, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. Here is a reminder of what the radar looked like just after 7 PM last night. These tornadoes developed between 7:00-8:30 PM Friday night.
Using the information from the National Weather Service, I have drawn approximate paths of the tornadoes. The first one is rated an EF-2 with maximum sustained winds of 125mph. The tornado developed near Macedonia and moved northeast dissipating just northeast of Elizabeth City. This tornado track was 32 miles long! Some areas affected include Chapanoke and Mount Hermon just north of Highway 17. 2 injuries were reported.
The 2nd tornado was rated an EF-2 also . This one developed near Yeopim Road in southern Chowan County. This tornado stayed south of Highway 17 and crossed Burnt Mill Road (Perquimans County) and Halls Creek Road (Pasquotank County). Then the tornado weakened to an EF-1 as it moved into Elizabeth City near Peartree Road. Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be around 125mph. This tornado tracked across three counties and was on the ground for 40 miles!
The 3rd tornado was rated an EF-1 and developed south of the 2nd tornado (directly above). Maximum sustained winds were estimated to be around 110mph. The path was only 6 miles long and it included a section of Nixonton Road and Body Road.
The National Weather Service plans on conducting several more surveys on Monday. We will have more updates as the information becomes available. Click here to see damage photos and video of the damage from Chopper 10.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona