015  
NOUS42 KMHX 140944  
PNSMHX  
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>092-094-193>196-198-199-203>205-141345-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
544 AM EDT SAT SEP 14 2019  
   
..TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEW BERN IN CRAVEN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
 
 
LOCATION...NEW BERN IN CRAVEN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA  
DATE...SEPTEMBER 5TH 2019  
ESTIMATED TIME...500 PM TO 501 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE  
RATING...EF0  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...65 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.1 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.106121/-77.037982  
ENDING LAT/LON...35.106909/-77.039100  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC HAS CONFIRMED  
A TORNADO NEAR NEW BERN IN CRAVEN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON SEPTEMBER  
5TH 2019.  
 
A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR CITY HALL IN DOWNTOWN NEW BERN.  
DAMAGE WAS PRIMARILY CONCENTRATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF POLLOCK AND  
CRAVEN STREETS. THE DAMAGE WAS MOSTLY MINOR CONSISTING OF NUMEROUS  
SMALLER LIMBS THAT WERE SNAPPED ALONG WITH A TRASH CAN BLOWN OVER. ALONG  
CRAVEN STREET A LARGER PART OF A TREE WAS BROKEN ALONG WITH SOME DAMAGE  
TO AN AWNING. TOP WINDS OF AROUND 65 MPH WERE ESTIMATED.  
 
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/NEWPORT.  
 
FOR REFERENCE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
 
EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH  
 

 
 
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