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000
NOUS42 KILM 221634
PNSILM
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-230445-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1234 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...05/21/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...4:13 PM EDT TO 4:21 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...5.0 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.3227N / -78.3549W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.2852N / -78.2764W
* 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...
THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL
SURVEYING COMPLETED ON THE MORNING OF 5/22/2015.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST OF BOLTON IN COLUMBUS COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA ON 05/21/2015.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 74 AND
SNAPPED APPROXIMATELY 100 PINE TREES. THE TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST
AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 74 CAUSING SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO
A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AND ADJACENT BUILDINGS. NUMEROUS LARGE
PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THE VICINITY OF THE RESIDENCE. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST THROUGH FOREST AND SNAPPED LARGE PINE
TREES THAT BLOCKED ROBINSON ROAD. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND LARGE LIMBS BROKEN AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SPEARMAN ROAD. SEVERAL
POWER LINES WERE DOWN IN THE AREA DUE TO TREE DAMAGE.

DAMAGE BECAME LESS SEVERE AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN
ROAD...AND IT APPEARS THE TORNADO LIFTED BRIEFLY BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN
AGAIN ALONG SWIMMING HOLE ROAD. SEVERAL LARGE PINE AND CEDAR TREES
WERE SNAPPED...AND A FEW LARGE HARDWOODS WERE UPROOTED BEFORE THE
TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOGWOOD STAND ROAD AND JM
BORDEAUX LANE.

SPOTTY MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF BROKEN LARGE
TREE LIMBS...WAS OBSERVED SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK FROM WEST OF
BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN ROAD TO LENNON ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WATER
TANK ROAD. THIS DAMAGE WAS UNIDIRECTIONAL IN NATURE AND WAS THE RESULT
OF STRAIGHTLINE WINDS UP TO AROUND 70 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILM.

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.

$$

CRM/SRP





000
NOUS42 KILM 221634
PNSILM
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-230445-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1234 PM EDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...05/21/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...4:13 PM EDT TO 4:21 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...5.0 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.3227N / -78.3549W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.2852N / -78.2764W
* 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...
THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL
SURVEYING COMPLETED ON THE MORNING OF 5/22/2015.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST OF BOLTON IN COLUMBUS COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA ON 05/21/2015.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 74 AND
SNAPPED APPROXIMATELY 100 PINE TREES. THE TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST
AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 74 CAUSING SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO
A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AND ADJACENT BUILDINGS. NUMEROUS LARGE
PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THE VICINITY OF THE RESIDENCE. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST THROUGH FOREST AND SNAPPED LARGE PINE
TREES THAT BLOCKED ROBINSON ROAD. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND LARGE LIMBS BROKEN AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SPEARMAN ROAD. SEVERAL
POWER LINES WERE DOWN IN THE AREA DUE TO TREE DAMAGE.

DAMAGE BECAME LESS SEVERE AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN
ROAD...AND IT APPEARS THE TORNADO LIFTED BRIEFLY BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN
AGAIN ALONG SWIMMING HOLE ROAD. SEVERAL LARGE PINE AND CEDAR TREES
WERE SNAPPED...AND A FEW LARGE HARDWOODS WERE UPROOTED BEFORE THE
TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOGWOOD STAND ROAD AND JM
BORDEAUX LANE.

SPOTTY MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF BROKEN LARGE
TREE LIMBS...WAS OBSERVED SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK FROM WEST OF
BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN ROAD TO LENNON ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WATER
TANK ROAD. THIS DAMAGE WAS UNIDIRECTIONAL IN NATURE AND WAS THE RESULT
OF STRAIGHTLINE WINDS UP TO AROUND 70 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILM.

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.

$$

CRM/SRP





000
NOUS42 KILM 220200
PNSILM
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-220600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...05/21/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...4:12 PM EDT TO 4:18 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.56 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.3227N / -78.3549W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.3094N / -78.3329W
* 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 WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST OF BOLTON IN COLUMBUS COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA ON 05/21/2015.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 74 AND
SNAPPED APPROXIMATELY 100 PINE TREES. THE TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST
AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 74 CAUSING SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO
A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AND ADJACENT BUILDINGS. NUMEROUS LARGE
PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THE VICINITY OF THE RESIDENCE. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST THROUGH FOREST AND SNAPPED LARGE PINE
TREES THAT BLOCKED ROBINSON ROAD. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND LARGE LIMBS BROKEN AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SPEARMAN ROAD. SEVERAL
POWER LINES WERE DOWN IN THE AREA DUE TO TREE DAMAGE.

A FEW SNAPPED TREES AND NUMEROUS LARGE BROKEN LIMBS WERE NOTED
SOUTH OF SPEARMAN ROAD AS THE STORM APPROACHED AND CROSSED BYRDVILLE-
FREEMAN ROAD. SOME LARGE LIMBS FELL ONTO A HOUSE ON RURAL ROAD 1839.
SPOTTY MINOR TREE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AS THE STORM CROSSED LIVINGSTON
CHAPEL ROAD...HOWEVER A CONCENTRATED AREA OF MORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE
WAS NOTED ALONG SWIMMING HOLE ROAD. AT THIS POINT...THE SURVEY ENDED
DUE TO THE LOSS OF DAYLIGHT. THIS AREA WILL BE ASSESSED FRIDAY MORNING.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILM.

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.

$$

CRM/SRP





000
NOUS42 KILM 220200 CCA
PNSILM
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-220600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...05/21/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...4:13 PM EDT TO 4:21 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...5.0 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.3227N / -78.3549W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.2852N / -78.2764W
* 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...
THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL
SURVEYING COMPLETED ON THE MORNING OF 5/22/2015.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST OF BOLTON IN COLUMBUS COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA ON 05/21/2015.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 74 AND
SNAPPED APPROXIMATELY 100 PINE TREES. THE TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST
AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 74 CAUSING SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO
A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AND ADJACENT BUILDINGS. NUMEROUS LARGE
PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THE VICINITY OF THE RESIDENCE. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST THROUGH FOREST AND SNAPPED LARGE PINE
TREES THAT BLOCKED ROBINSON ROAD. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND LARGE LIMBS BROKEN AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SPEARMAN ROAD. SEVERAL
POWER LINES WERE DOWN IN THE AREA DUE TO TREE DAMAGE.

DAMAGE BECAME LESS SEVERE AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN
ROAD...AND IT APPEARS THE TORNADO LIFTED BRIEFLY BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN
AGAIN ALONG SWIMMING HOLE ROAD. SEVERAL LARGE PINE AND CEDAR TREES
WERE SNAPPED...AND A FEW LARGE HARDWOODS WERE UPROOTED BEFORE THE
TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOGWOOD STAND ROAD AND JM
BORDEAUX LANE.

SPOTTY MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF BROKEN LARGE
TREE LIMBS...WAS OBSERVED SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK FROM WEST OF
BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN ROAD TO LENNON ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WATER
TANK ROAD. THIS DAMAGE WAS UNIDIRECTIONAL IN NATURE AND WAS THE RESULT
OF STRAIGHTLINE WINDS UP TO AROUND 70 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILM.

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.

$$

CRM/SRP





000
NOUS42 KILM 220200 CCA
PNSILM
NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-220600-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1000 PM EDT THU MAY 21 2015

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...BOLTON 3 E IN COLUMBUS COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...05/21/2015
ESTIMATED TIME...4:13 PM EDT TO 4:21 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...5.0 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.3227N / -78.3549W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.2852N / -78.2764W
* 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...
THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL
SURVEYING COMPLETED ON THE MORNING OF 5/22/2015.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES EAST OF BOLTON IN COLUMBUS COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA ON 05/21/2015.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 74 AND
SNAPPED APPROXIMATELY 100 PINE TREES. THE TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST
AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 74 CAUSING SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO
A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME AND ADJACENT BUILDINGS. NUMEROUS LARGE
PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED IN THE VICINITY OF THE RESIDENCE. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST THROUGH FOREST AND SNAPPED LARGE PINE
TREES THAT BLOCKED ROBINSON ROAD. ADDITIONAL TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND LARGE LIMBS BROKEN AS THE TORNADO CROSSED SPEARMAN ROAD. SEVERAL
POWER LINES WERE DOWN IN THE AREA DUE TO TREE DAMAGE.

DAMAGE BECAME LESS SEVERE AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN
ROAD...AND IT APPEARS THE TORNADO LIFTED BRIEFLY BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN
AGAIN ALONG SWIMMING HOLE ROAD. SEVERAL LARGE PINE AND CEDAR TREES
WERE SNAPPED...AND A FEW LARGE HARDWOODS WERE UPROOTED BEFORE THE
TORNADO LIFTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF DOGWOOD STAND ROAD AND JM
BORDEAUX LANE.

SPOTTY MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF BROKEN LARGE
TREE LIMBS...WAS OBSERVED SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK FROM WEST OF
BYRDVILLE-FREEMAN ROAD TO LENNON ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WATER
TANK ROAD. THIS DAMAGE WAS UNIDIRECTIONAL IN NATURE AND WAS THE RESULT
OF STRAIGHTLINE WINDS UP TO AROUND 70 MPH.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/ILM.

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.

$$

CRM/SRP





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