147  
NOUS42 KMHX 112005  
PNSMHX  
NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>092-094-193>196-198-199-203>205-120815-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC  
405 PM EDT SUN APR 11 2021  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR BELVOIR TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
BELVOIR TORNADO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING (4/11/21)
 
 
START LOCATION...BELVOIR IN PITT COUNTY, NC  
END LOCATION...BELVOIR IN PITT COUNTY, NC  
DATE...APRIL 11TH 2021  
ESTIMATED TIME...ABOUT 3:36 AM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90-100 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.5 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.729/-77.462  
ENDING LAT/LON...35.734/-77.456  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH  
OF THE TOWN OF BELVOIR IN WESTERN PITT COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST MOVED  
THROUGH A FIELD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF FLOYD HARRIS ROAD, KNOCKING DOWN  
SEVERAL TREES. IT THEN CONTINUED ACROSS FLOYD HARRIS ROAD, KNOCKING DOWN  
A FEW MORE TREES, AND THEN AS IT MOVED THROUGH THE BACKYARD OF A  
RESIDENCE ON PORTER ROAD, SEVERELY DAMAGED A LARGE METAL OUTBUILDING. IT  
THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND STRUCK A SMALL HOUSE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT  
DAMAGE TO THE ROOF AND EXTERIOR WALLS. DUE TO THE AGE OF THE STRUCTURE,  
A LOWER WIND THRESHOLD OF AROUND 100 MPH WAS DETERMINED TO CAUSE THIS  
EXTENSIVE DAMAGE. THE MOST CONCENTRATED AREA OF DAMAGE WAS FOUND HERE  
BETWEEN THE TWO RESIDENCES WHERE A FEW OTHER OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED,  
SEVERAL SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED, AND A FEW HARDWOOD TREES WERE  
UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED ACROSS PORTER ROAD, DOWNING A FEW  
MORE TREES ALONG THE ROAD, AND THEN CONTINUED INTO A CLEARED TIMBER  
FIELD WHERE IT LIKELY LIFTED.  
 
ADDITIONALLY, TWO SCANS FROM THE KRAX RADAR LOCATED NEAR CLAYTON, SHOWED  
A SMALL TORNADIC DEBRIS SIGNATURE OR TDS, WHICH FURTHER CONFIRMS THAT A  
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THIS AREA.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
 
EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH  
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH  
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH  
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH  
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM  
DATA.  
 

 
 
SGK  
 
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