Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Fatal Tornado Overnight in North Carolina

Three died and at least ten were injured when a tornado occurred around 11:37pm last night. It was the second major tornado of the day. 

Here are two of the radar images which indicate the path of the storm. The first is 11:37, when the tornado was striking Grissettown and the surrounding region. The dashed circles are when the tornado appeared to be forming, the solid circles indicate it is likely a full-blown tornado was in progress. 

The storm moved inland into a sparsely populated area that is largely swamp.
This proves again that tornadoes at night are especially deadly. Make sure you have at least two independent sources of tornado warnings that can wake you up at night. An example would be a weather radio and the WEA smartphone warnings. 

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