A devastating F4 tornado made its way across 5 North Carolina counties on November 28, 1988. The tornado began at 1am EST in Umstead National Park in the NW part of Raleigh. It ended almost 2 hours later, two miles NW of Jackson in Northampton County. An 83 mile track that was almost continuous.
The Widespread Outbreak of November 21-23, 1992 was still ongoing during the early AM of Monday, November 23. There were two F3 tornadoes reported in NC during this time. This summary looks at one of those that rolled through parts of Orange County.
What I thought was going to be a rather straight-forward tornado event, has turned out to be a difficult one! There have been 2-F3 tornadoes that have occurred on November 8 on record. I chose one of these as the topic of this summary.
A total of 9 tornadoes are found in the SPC Database for October 7, 1965. The strongest is listed as an F3 in Randolph County, NC. When I looked up this event in Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis, I immediately saw a difference. He has this event listed as an F1.
A total of 5 tornadoes were confirmed on October 2, 1969. We look at the strongest, an F2 that had a skipping path from near Vaughan, NC to Lake Gaston.
Most of the damage was done to the Triangle Trailer Park in Jacksonville. A woman, her infant child and a 4-year-old she was babysitting died when their trailer home was flipped trapping them inside.
“There had been no disaster so great in Greensboro’s history. And there has never been one since.” (Greensboro News & Record, April 2016).