Start Time: 9:30 am EDT End Time: 9:40 am EDT Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Winds: 100-110 mph Path length: 5.5 miles
Start Time: 9:30 am EDT
End Time: 9:40 am EDT
Estimated Peak Winds: 100-110 mph
Path length: 5.5 miles
Width: 640 yards
State: North Carolina
Start Lat/Lon: 34.681143 / -77.237818
End Lat/Lon: 34.740172 / -77.566916
Note: The ending points listed in the Public Information Statement are incorrect. If you plot the current track, it shows the tornado tracking to the west, passing south of Jacksonville, making a 19 mile path.
An EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 100 to 110 mph touched down in the Haws Run area of Onslow County approximately 10 miles southwest of Jacksonville around 9:30 AM. The damage path began along Haws Run Road, about 4 miles north of NC Highway 50, and mostly paralleled the road as it produced damage moving northeast. The tornado maintained mostly consistent strength throughout its path, though there were sections where the tornado briefly lifted and damage was more sporadic and less severe. In the most concentrated areas of damage there were numerous mature softwood and hardwood trees snapped at the trunk, uprooted, and twisted/splintered. This included several large limbs or trees that had fallen on top of manufactured homes. Perhaps the most pronounced damage occurred at a hog farm where the hog houses were completely destroyed, with many sections of the metal roof and insulation thrown up to several miles away from the farm. From there the tornado moved through a small residential neighborhood producing continued widespread tree damage, reaching its end point shortly thereafter just past the intersection of NC Highway 53 and Murrill Hill Road.