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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:28 PM EDT on June 29, 2015


... Tornado confirmed near Sandy Creek in Brunswick County North
Carolina...

Location... Sandy Creek in Brunswick County North Carolina
date... June 27 2015
estimated time... 0530 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 70 mph
maximum path width... 25 yards
path length... 50 yards
beginning lat/Lon... 34.28n / -78.12w
ending lat/Lon... 34.28n / -78.13w
* 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 Sandy Creek in Brunswick County North Carolina on
June 27 2015.

A brief EF0 tornado touched down just off US Highway 74 near
Sandy Creek. The tornado caused roof damage... moved a farm
tractor a few feet... and a large tree fell and broke a fence.
A video of this brief tornado confirmed its existence.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/ilm.

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.


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