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6 minMAR 22
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3 tornadoes confirmed in North Carolina (EXTRA)

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The National Weather Service in Raleigh has confirmed three tornadoes that occurred during Thursday’s severe storms in North Carolina. No injuries or deaths have been reported as a result of these tornadoes, but several homes were severely damaged with roofs ripped off. Surveys are still ongoing, so all ratings are preliminary. A long-lived cell dropped the first tornado southeast of High Point at 5:01 PM, blowing down trees and powerlines. Initial reports suggest structural damage occurred near I-85, with major roof damage in the area. It stayed on the ground for roughly a mile before lifting, with peak winds estimated around 85 mph. The same cell went on to produce another tornado to the east of Greensboro, touching down just north of I-40. It carved a discontinuous 2.5-mile damage path towards Elon, NC before lifting around 5:44 PM. The initial damage survey found significant tree and roof damage, thus earning the tornado an EF-1 rating. The last tornado from this cell occurred a little after 6 PM in a remote portion of Orange County, NC. Despite traveling through a sparsely populated area, it managed to rip the roof off of one home on Pentecost Road. It has been awarded a preliminary EF-1 rating. Elsewhere in the Carolinas, scattered reports of wind damage and small hail accompanied strong to severe thunderstorms. A damaged barn led to the deployment of a survey team near Roanoke Rapids, where they found evidence of straight-line winds up to 88 mph. SIGN-UP FOR STORM SPOTTER CLASS: https://www.patreon.com/posts/48143920 SEE DRONE VIDEO FROM THE DAY'S SEVERE WEATHER: https://youtu.be/xD1U8Hdq5Qc WATCH THE DAY'S LIVE SEVERE WEATHER COVERAGE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYFZlsMkDVM SIGN-UP TO SUPPORT FREE LOCAL WEATHER COVERAGE FOR THE CAROLINAS: https://patreon.com/carolinaweathergroup --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/carolinaweather/support