06febAll DayLiberty (Randolph County, NC)


Start Time:  12:31 pm EST 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 0.40 miles

Width: 100 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Randolph

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 35.8501 / -79.6473

End Lat/Lon: 35.8509 / -79.6405

An EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 100 mph touched down 4W of Liberty in Randolph County, NC.  An unoccupied large chicken house was completely destroyed, with debris carried over a half mile away and lofted sufficiently to produce a tornado debris signature on the KRAX WSR-88D radar. In addition, a large farm outbuilding was shifted and twisted off of it’s foundation.  A detached 4 bay garage had the doors blown in and subsequently collapsed.  Substantial tree damage was also noted in and near the tornado path. 

We would like to thank Randolph County Emergency Services and the North Carolina Emergency Management Area 10 coordinator for their guidance and assistance with this storm survey.


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