Cancelled: Tornado Warning For Person and Granville Counties Until 4:45 PM EST

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Severe Weather

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
407 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

NCC077-145-242145-
/O.CON.KRAH.TO.W.0009.000000T0000Z-160224T2145Z/
PERSON NC-GRANVILLE NC-
407 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 445 PM EST FOR NORTHERN
PERSON AND NORTHWESTERN GRANVILLE COUNTIES…

AT 405 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A THUNDERSTORM
POSSIBLY PRODUCING A TORNADO AND EXTENSIVE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE
LARGE HAIL UP TO PING PONG BALL SIZE. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS
LOCATED 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF ROXBORO…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.
IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO…LARGE HAIL UP TO PING PONG BALL SIZE IS
EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MAYO RESERVOIR AND BETHEL HILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR
THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

 

 

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
359 PM EST WED FEB 24 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
PERSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…
NORTHWESTERN GRANVILLE COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 445 PM EST

* AT 358 PM EST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED
NEAR LEASBURG…OR 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROXBORO…AND MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO…PING PONG BALL SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS
STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ROXBORO…MAYO RESERVOIR…OAK HILL…SURL…BETHEL HILL…BUSHY
FORK AND HYCO LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE
HOME OR OUTDOORS…MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

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