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.
Several other strong thunderstorms were reported Tuesday in the western part of the Carolinas, but none of the damage was tornado-caused, meteorologists said.