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13aprAll DayPollocksville (Jones County, NC)

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Start Time: 10:08 am EDT 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds: 75-80 mph

Path length: 0.10 miles

Width: 60 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Jones

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon:  34.958607 / -77.153161

End Lat/Lon:  34.959156 / -77.151959


The damage path started along Catfish Farm Road, just south of the intersection with Mill Creek Road and about 5 miles southeast of Pollocksville or about 2.5 miles northwest of Catfish Lake in Jones County. In a heavily wooded area, a narrow but convergent path was found. The damage consisted mainly of smaller trees with a total of 10 to 15 trees that had broken larger limbs or were snapped. While most of the snapped trees were small, two large and healthy pine trees were snapped. It was here that maximum winds were estimated at between 75 and 80 mph, an equivalent of an EF0 tornado.

It should be noted that this is likely a continuation of the Maysville tornado. Due to the heavily wooded and unreachable areas between Maysville and this location, a continuous path could not be found. In addition it is likely the path length is longer than what is indicated above but areas to the northeast of this area were unreachable by vehicle. This likely concludes the survey for this location unless aerial information is available at a later date.


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