Last Tuesday’s repeated rounds of stormy weather produced a tornado in North Carolina, according to the National Weather Service.
Meteorologists from the Weather Service’s office in Greer, S.C., confirmed late last week that a weak, short-lived tornado touched down in McDowell County, in the North Carolina mountains about 80 miles northwest of Charlotte.
The Weather Service said an EF-0 tornado with winds of 75 to 80 mph touched down about 8:50 p.m., 10 miles south-southwest of Marion. The storm was 350 feet wide and was on the ground for about four-tenths of a mile. It caused no injuries but picked up a 70-pound piece of steel and tossed it 50 feet, according to the Weather Service.
The tornado destroyed several sheds and carports and damaged an equipment business.
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Several other strong thunderstorms were reported Tuesday in the western part of the Carolinas, but none of the damage was tornado-caused, meteorologists said.