Skip to comments.Large damaging intense Tornado moving into the Raleigh NC Metro
Posted on 04/16/2011 12:42:36 PM PDT by janetjanet998
on the ground now
very jaw dropping on the radar
Debris falling out of sky now...
CLASSIC SUPERCELL WITH INTENSE TORNADIC COUPLET HEADING TOWARDS RALEIGH METRO AREA WITH POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING EFFECTS.
nasty line of Red all up and down region.
Are you there? If so, stay safe. Prayers for the poor souls in its path.
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.
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.
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
live radar showing dedris ball and insane couplet over holly springs
Stay safe FRiend!
WRAL 5 - raleigh Durham
Battening down the hatches here in Tidewater VA...
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
Prayers sent up for everyone in its path!
“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.”
Centeral NC under tornado, storm warnings
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.
NWS folks in Raleigh are seeking cover..
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.
“nasty looking comma shaped thing...”
“The infamous hook echo”
If only this was a drizzle alert for California, it could be in breaking news.
I’ve asked Admin to move it there.. This is a major one, last night was bad, this could be worse..
DEBRIS FALLING IN NORTH RALEIGH FROM LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND
The announcers for the video feed are in awe.. their lights are off, running on battery..
This thing is headed up the beltline area
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).
Weather Channel covering it..
This baby is moving at a pretty good clip..
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.
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!
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
Prayers for All.
report.. south sanders street,, multiple brick buildings down..
structures destroyed.. not just damaged
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.
Folks in erwin and Dunn ,, take shelter now.. expect bad stuff passing thru in the next 15-20 minutes
All clear now in Apex/Cary area. Never even lost power in my neck of the woods.
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.
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.
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