Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Early Monday Storms

It was a stormy start to the week early Monday morning in eastern North Carolina. Two tornadoes have now been confirmed in North Carolina. The first was an EF2 tornado near Snow Hill in Greene County. According to information from the National Weather Service, 3 people were injured in that tornado. Roofs were blown off two mobile homes and a two story home was leveled. The second tornado was an EF1 tornado near Old Fort in Beaufort County.

Tornado warnings were also issued for Robeson, Sampson, and Wayne Counties but there were no reports of tornado touchdowns in those areas. Half dollar size hail was reported in Wayne County. There was also reports of hail and some wind damage in Sampson County.

The heaviest rains with Monday's storms also fell in the eastern part of the state. Here's a look at rain from around our region --

  • Raleigh-Durham Aiport: 0.29"
  • Chapel Hill: 0.34"
  • Raleigh (NCSU Centennial Campus): 0.47"
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 0.53"
  • Goldsboro: 1.06"
  • Fayetteville: 1.26"
  • Lumberton: 2.29"

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