Start Time: 3:56 pm EDT End Time: Unknown Rating: EF1 Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph Path length: 0.20 miles Width: 200
Start Time: 3:56 pm EDT
End Time: Unknown
Estimated Peak Winds: 100 mph
Path length: 0.20 miles
Width: 200 yards
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.