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Old 03-10-2007, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Location within Mecklenburg County is unknown.

Mecklenburg County (1950-1995)

FEB 18, 1960 - F1
APR 12, 1961 - F1
AUG 10, 1964 - F1
SEP 12, 1965 - F2
JUN 07, 1968 - F2
MAY 28, 1973 - F2
MAY 28, 1973 - F1
OCT 08, 1975 - F1
SEP 16, 1977 - F1
AUG 14, 1978 - F0
MAY 03, 1984 - F1
JUN 06, 1985 - F0
NOV 28, 1990 - F1
MAR 10, 1992 - F2
MAR 27, 1994 - F3

Oh that's ugly! I like the county with 4 much better. I do know the south portion of Charlotte seems to get the worst weather from what I have researched.

Thanks so much for the pulling that data for me.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Oh that's ugly! I like the county with 4 much better. I do know the south portion of Charlotte seems to get the worst weather from what I have researched.

Thanks so much for the pulling that data for me.
Generally speaking, the flatter the land, the greater the risk of tornadoes. The Mountain Region of NC has the lowest risk and the Coastal Region the highest.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Default Severe Weather Awareness Week

This week is severe weather awareness week in North Carolina. Last year, there were over 3,000 reports of strong winds and hail. Public schools will be conducting tornado drills on Wednesday across the state.

20006 North Carolina Severe Weather Stats.

1. 104 Tornado Warnings were issued across the state.

2. 31 actual tornado sightings in NC.

3. 1,547 Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued.

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Old 03-11-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Blizzards, Icestorms, severe droughts (not sure if that one is included)....you name it NC gets it. I had thought I remembered hearing that texas as actually #1 in natural disasters and NC was #2....but I guess it's the other way around.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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How are these Spring storms? Really bad? If bad what's bad? Lots of rain? Wind speeds?
You'll see within the next few weeks......through september (they are really spring/summer storms). We get at least 2 tornado warnings/watches a week in late spring/early summer...mostly they don't touch down but every once in a while they will.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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You'll see within the next few weeks......through september (they are really spring/summer storms). We get at least 2 tornado warnings/watches a week in late spring/early summer...mostly they don't touch down but every once in a while they will.
Oh crap I wonder how long I'll stay
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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What gets me is how happy people were this past January when the temps were near 70 degrees. Flowers were blooming and trees were budding.

You know its coming (its winter and it aint southern Florida) and sure enough Feburary was freezing cold and killed off what blossomed.
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Old 03-11-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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The worst tornado outbreak was 1984, as someone mentioned. There were several f4's and I think at one time one reached F5 status during that outbreak. Injuries were in the thousands, deaths around 40.


As you can see, these babies were very powerful and deadly......looked a lot like Kansas that day....I even saw one off in the distance in Green Co. that day. We were driving from New Bern to Wilson. Very scary day.

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Old 03-11-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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I'd imagine most of the tornadoes that NC gets its high numbers from could be attributed to the ones that are spun off from hurricanes when they come inland. There were several tornadoes that touched down around our house in N Raleigh the night Hurricane Fran rolled through town back in '96, Amazingly they were all back in the woods (what was woods back then....I believe it is all developed now)
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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The worst tornado outbreak was 1984, as someone mentioned. There were several f4's and I think at one time one reached F5 status during that outbreak. Injuries were in the thousands, deaths around 40.


As you can see, these babies were very powerful and deadly......looked a lot like Kansas that day....I even saw one off in the distance in Green Co. that day. We were driving from New Bern to Wilson. Very scary day.

Thanks for providing that map, that's very informative. I was trying to research that event and couldn't find what I was looking for. It looks like the path was east of the Charlotte area.
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