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21mayAll DayRaeford (Hoke County, NC)

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Start Time: 3:56 pm EDT

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph

Path length: 0.20 miles

Width: 200 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Hoke

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 35.0461 / -79.1565

End Lat/Lon:  35.0474 / -79.1596


An EF-1 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 100 mph briefly touched down 5.5 NE of Raeford in Hoke County, NC, on the southern edge of the Fort Bragg Military Reservation. Damage consisted of an area of snapped and uprooted pine trees about 200 yards wide at its maximum width. The overall length of the damage path was just under a quarter mile. The tree damage straddled Plank Road, with the worst of the damage just south of Plank Road. The tree debris and ground vegetation was lofted high enough to result in a well-defined Tornado Debris Signature on the KRAX WSR-88D radar at the time the damage occurred.

The NWS Raleigh would like to thank the Staff Weather Office, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and the 18th Weather Squadron’s Weather Station Operations, Simmons Army Airfield for their guidance and assistance with this storm survey.


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