Sunday, April 13, 2008

Viewer Pictures...

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado in Wayne County on Saturday afternoon as a destructive storm plowed through the region. Here's a link to the story on our web site: Wayne County Storm. One News 14 Carolina viewer sent in images of the storm as it raced through Wayne County near Goldsboro.

Stephanie Metzger sent in these two images of the leading edge of the storm as it approached. It's not easy to see, but this is a ragged shelf cloud. A shelf cloud is associated with the gust front (outflow) of a thunderstorm. Winds pushing out from the center of the storm are responsible the look and shape of these clouds. As the gust front passes winds will increase in intensity and can reach as high as 70 mph!

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