NWS confirms 80mph tornado touched down in N.C. Saturday night

NWS confirms 80mph tornado touched down in N.C. Saturday night
The tornado had estimated peak winds of 80 miles per hour with a 0.6 mile path length and a 540-foot maximum width. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that a tornado packing 80 mph winds touched down in North Carolina Saturday night.

The EF-0 tornado was confirmed to have touched down in eastern McDowell County around 8:10 p.m. on April 10.

The tornado had estimated peak winds of 80 miles per hour with a 0.6 mile path length and a 540-foot maximum width.

There were no injuries or deaths reported in this storm.

The NWS conducted a survey which revealed the first damage was to mobile home underpinning and a window partially blown out of its frame on the same property.

Officials say most of the damage along the subsequent path was uprooted mature trees, with a few smaller tree trunks snapped. A shed also had its flat roof torn off.

The storm was part of the same system that knocked down several trees in Burke County.

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