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06febAll DayKannapolis (Cabarrus/Rowan Counties, NC)

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Start Time:  11:45 am EST

End Time: Unknown

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds: 125 mph

Path length: 6.41 miles

Width: 75 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Cabarrus, Rowan

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 35.4987 / -80.5658

End Lat/Lon: 35.4971 / -80.4544


The tornado began just west of I-85 near Lane St snapping and uprooting trees as it crossed the interstate and moved east along Lane St.  The awning of a service station was also damaged.  The tornado then moved along Old Salisbury-Concord Rd snapping and uprooting trees until it reached Gold Fish Rd. Several homes were damaged in this location. The tornado then moved east along Irish Potato Rd snapping and uprooting trees.  Farther along this road another home was damaged.  Little damage was noted as the tornado moved east until it crossed Dutch Buffalo Creek where trees were snapped and uprooted.  The strongest damage was found just east along Pless Rd where several homes were damaged.  This damage suggests wind speeds of 125 mph.  The tornado weakened as it moved east snapping and uprooting trees as it went.  The tornado ended near Sisk-Carter Rd.

Note:  The summary states this tornado affected a small part of Rowan County.  However, the coordinates given keep the tornado south of the Rowan County border.


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