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Large damaging intense Tornado moving into the Raleigh NC Metro
NWS.local media/SPC

Posted on 04/16/2011 12:42:36 PM PDT by janetjanet998

on the ground now

very jaw dropping on the radar


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: raleigh; tornado
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1 posted on 04/16/2011 12:42:40 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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Debris falling out of sky now...


2 posted on 04/16/2011 12:45:13 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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from SPC

CLASSIC SUPERCELL WITH INTENSE TORNADIC COUPLET HEADING TOWARDS RALEIGH METRO AREA WITH POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS.


4 posted on 04/16/2011 12:46:00 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998
Raleigh at Wunderground.com

nasty line of Red all up and down region.

5 posted on 04/16/2011 12:46:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998

Are you there? If so, stay safe. Prayers for the poor souls in its path.


6 posted on 04/16/2011 12:46:44 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: janetjanet998

still on ground lots of debris still showing up on radar

335 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EDT FOR
SOUTHEASTERN DURHAM AND SOUTHWESTERN WAKE COUNTIES...

AT 331 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND EMERGENCY
OFFICIALS WERE TRACKING A DESTRUCTIVE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR HOLLY SPRINGS...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 70 MPH.


7 posted on 04/16/2011 12:46:55 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: janetjanet998; Moose4

FReeper Moose4 posted that he had trees falling into his house and across his truck, last we heard from him on the NC forum. He’s in the Durham area.


10 posted on 04/16/2011 12:48:10 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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Raleigh-Durham Radar -- animated loop with severe warnings overlays.
11 posted on 04/16/2011 12:48:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998

Both mine and my wife’s home town.

All the years I spent growing up there I cannot remember a single tornado......it’s that damn global warming I’m telling you! Man-Bear-Pig was right! /s


12 posted on 04/16/2011 12:49:05 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

live radar showing dedris ball and insane couplet over holly springs


13 posted on 04/16/2011 12:49:06 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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Stay safe FRiend!


15 posted on 04/16/2011 12:51:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: janetjanet998

WRAL 5 - raleigh Durham

http://www.wral.com/

Live

http://www.wral.com/news/video/9452204/#/vid9452204


17 posted on 04/16/2011 12:52:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998

Battening down the hatches here in Tidewater VA...


18 posted on 04/16/2011 12:52:27 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: janetjanet998

Another map

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx?location=USNC0121


19 posted on 04/16/2011 12:53:26 PM PDT by ladyjane
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"Tornado Emergency" issued for Raleigh. Not good when they use this terminology; quite rare.
20 posted on 04/16/2011 12:53:51 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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headed NE toward downtown Raleigh at 60 mph.. folks are being told to seek shelter .. nasty looking comma shaped thing on local radio shows the strong circulation


21 posted on 04/16/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998

Prayers sent up for everyone in its path!


22 posted on 04/16/2011 12:56:06 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“You could start an FR prayer group for tornadoes to hit the District of Criminals.”

Hey...For once I am all for that!!!!!

Let me start the paryer with “Allahu Akbar.”


23 posted on 04/16/2011 12:57:36 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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Centeral NC under tornado, storm warnings
http://www.wral.com/weather/story/9451520/

Large tornado is crossing I40 now,, 4 miles away from downtown Raleigh.

A tornado near Sanford is moving toward Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Hew Hope, Knightdale and Rolesville. Another tornado is headed toward Fort Bragg and Fayetteville. Granville and Vance counties are also under tornadoes warnings.


24 posted on 04/16/2011 12:57:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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NWS folks in Raleigh are seeking cover..


25 posted on 04/16/2011 12:58:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998
I'll say:

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26 posted on 04/16/2011 12:58:57 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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http://www.wral.com/weather/story/9451520/

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolinians need to be on the look out for fast-moving storms capable of producing long-lasting tornadoes Saturday afternoon and evening.

Tornado warnings cover Wake, Lee, Chatham, Durham and Harnett counties until 4 p.m. and Cumberland, Hoke, Granville, Franklin, Nash and Vance counties until 4:15 p.m.

Spotters have reported tornadoes on the ground in Holly Springs, Sanford and Roxboro. An extremely dangerous storm is moving through Wake County.

Radar showed a possible tornadoes:

near Holly Springs, 9 miles south of Cary, moving northeast at 50 mph toward Raleigh, Hew Hope, Knightdale and Rolesville
15 miles northeast of Sanford, moving at 70 mph toward Raleigh, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Lake Wheeler and Garner
over Raeford in Hoke County, moving at 55 mph toward Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, Spring Lake and Godwin
over Stem in Granville County, moving northeast at 55 mph toward Oxford, Henderson and Kerr Lake
near Bowmore, moving northeast at 60 mph toward Raeford

Severe thunderstorms are also hitting as a squall line moves quickly across central North Carolina.

“When it gets to you, it’s going to be quick. It’s going to be dirty,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

So far, small cells ahead of a cold front are have spawned tornado warnings for at least 13 counties, including Hoke, Scotland and Person. At one point, radar showed tow possible tornadoes in Person County.


27 posted on 04/16/2011 12:59:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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“nasty looking comma shaped thing...”

“The infamous hook echo”


28 posted on 04/16/2011 1:00:42 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: janetjanet998

SkyCam

http://www.wral.com/weather/video/9452540/#/vid9452540


29 posted on 04/16/2011 1:01:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998

If only this was a drizzle alert for California, it could be in breaking news.


30 posted on 04/16/2011 1:02:57 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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31 posted on 04/16/2011 1:03:51 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Strategerist

I’ve asked Admin to move it there.. This is a major one, last night was bad, this could be worse..


32 posted on 04/16/2011 1:05:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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DEBRIS FALLING IN NORTH RALEIGH FROM LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND


33 posted on 04/16/2011 1:05:26 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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The announcers for the video feed are in awe.. their lights are off, running on battery..

This thing is headed up the beltline area


34 posted on 04/16/2011 1:07:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Hey, believe it or not some good Freepers live in the DC area, and we provide the physical presence at events the rest of y’all are too far away to provide. Just because libs live here too, don’t hate this beautiful and historic area.

Prayers for the Carolinas and everyone in the path of today’s “global warming” events (thanks, Al).


35 posted on 04/16/2011 1:08:02 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: janetjanet998

Bookmark


36 posted on 04/16/2011 1:08:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Weather Channel covering it..


37 posted on 04/16/2011 1:09:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: b4its2late

This baby is moving at a pretty good clip..


38 posted on 04/16/2011 1:10:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: All

brick buildings collasped large damage all over the place

this is going to be bad

AT 354 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO NEAR RALEIGH...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.


39 posted on 04/16/2011 1:10:53 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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US Weather Service Doppler Radar.

Click "reflectivity - composite - loop" (on the left margin) if you have java installed and want to watch the sweeps in action.

Prayers going for all you in harm's way.

Take if from someone who was born and raised in Tornado Alley ... they're deadly serious and can strike at any time from any direction when the conditions are right. Take cover right now!

40 posted on 04/16/2011 1:11:09 PM PDT by Zakeet (I know Obama is level headed because he drools out of both sides of his mouth at the same time)
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41 posted on 04/16/2011 1:11:59 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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currently on hwy 1 hwy 41 split..

announcer advising capital blvd, hwy 1 hwy 41 residents or anyone in area to seek shelter..

moving to the
NE at 50-55 mph


42 posted on 04/16/2011 1:12:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Prayers for All.


43 posted on 04/16/2011 1:13:57 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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report.. south sanders street,, multiple brick buildings down..


44 posted on 04/16/2011 1:14:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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structures destroyed.. not just damaged


45 posted on 04/16/2011 1:15:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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0358 PM TORNADO RALEIGH 35.81N 78.64W
04/16/2011 WAKE NC TRAINED SPOTTER

NUMEROUS BRICK BUILDINGS DESTROLYED ALONG SOUTH
SAUNDERS STREET IN SOUTHEAST RALEIGH.


46 posted on 04/16/2011 1:15:40 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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Folks in erwin and Dunn ,, take shelter now.. expect bad stuff passing thru in the next 15-20 minutes


47 posted on 04/16/2011 1:17:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: janetjanet998

All clear now in Apex/Cary area. Never even lost power in my neck of the woods.


48 posted on 04/16/2011 1:19:43 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC 409 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011 NCC069-077-127-181-183-

AT 408 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS WERE TRACKING A DESTRUCTIVE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WITH VISIBLE DEBRIS. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED NEAR ROLESVILLE...OR 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF RALEIGH...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.


49 posted on 04/16/2011 1:20:49 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: RegulatorCountry

I’m good...nowhere near the tornado, thank God, one of my neighbor’s trees just decided to snap about 12’ off the ground from a 40 mph straight-line gust and fall on my truck and the corner of the house. Looks like maybe a dent or two and a smashed gutter, OK other than that.

The tornado has been on the ground for about 40 miles and may still be moving through Raleigh’s northern/northeastern suburbs. Reports are coming in of large trees down all over the place, roof damage, multiple brick buildings badly damaged on South Saunders St. south of Raleigh downtown. This was the real damn deal. Sanford, Holly Springs, and downtown Raleigh apparently all got hit.

}:-)4


50 posted on 04/16/2011 1:22:22 PM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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