• Hello, please take a minute to check out our awesome content, contributed by the wonderful members of our community. We hope you'll add your own thoughts and opinions by making a free account!

Severe Severe weather threat (2/15 - 2/17)

Joined
Dec 6, 2017
Messages
715
Reaction score
1,519
Location
Raleigh, NC

Just found this. Treetops taken out. These trees survived
Isiais a few months back. (and a close call w/Florence a few years previously)
 
Last edited:

gaikkeb

Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2017
Messages
111
Reaction score
200
Location
Lawrenceville, GA
Um so, somehow I slept through the tornado last night near me because I'm on vacation at North Myrtle Beach!! We are staying 14.5 miles from where it hit.. Phones didn't adapt to the few warnings that were issued. My mom was up and said it was a voracious sounding thunderstorm but that was all. I feel terrible for the families that have losses. Never thought I'd be at the beach and be around severe tornado weather!
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2017
Messages
715
Reaction score
1,519
Location
Raleigh, NC
Um so, somehow I slept through the tornado last night near me because I'm on vacation at North Myrtle Beach!! We are staying 14.5 miles from where it hit.. Phones didn't adapt to the few warnings that were issued. My mom was up and said it was a voracious sounding thunderstorm but that was all. I feel terrible for the families that have losses. Never thought I'd be at the beach and be around severe tornado weather!
You were probably close to the cell that caused it.

Just talked to my mom down there (who is 4 miles south of path). Said the storm was bad at her house, but didn't seem much worse than usual. She got a warning alert on the phone, but it was right during or just after the worst of it. The phone alert may not have been in time for those in the path.
 

gaikkeb

Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2017
Messages
111
Reaction score
200
Location
Lawrenceville, GA
Is there a way I can see the radar during that time? I have radarscope (the base app) but I don't know where to find older radar scans. We determined that we weren't as close as we thought but close enough to make the hair on my neck crawl especially since we really didn't have a good place to shelter in, our vacation spot is on stilts! Last night we were out and it felt weirdly warm and it was foggy, very creepy feeling.
 
Joined
Dec 6, 2017
Messages
715
Reaction score
1,519
Location
Raleigh, NC
Is there a way I can see the radar during that time? I have radarscope (the base app) but I don't know where to find older radar scans. We determined that we weren't as close as we thought but close enough to make the hair on my neck crawl especially since we really didn't have a good place to shelter in, our vacation spot is on stilts! Last night we were out and it felt weirdly warm and it was foggy, very creepy feeling.
There's a way I'm sure, but I don't know how. (Hoping someone else can help you though) All I've seen so far are still radar images from after it crossed the state line.
 

Shaggy

Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2019
Messages
5,406
Reaction score
8,486
Location
Greenville,nc
Pgv is about 1.5 inches behind our wettest year to date NOT INCLUDING the overnight rainfall so when that updates I suspect we will be very close to our wettest year to date. Add what's coming end of this week and i suspect we either overtake it or get real close.
 

znel52

Member
Joined
Dec 21, 2016
Messages
76
Reaction score
129
Location
Newport, NC (Hurricane Alley)
Brunswick County tornado got upgrade to 165mph EF3 yesterday making it the strongest NC tornado since an F4 in 1998. Still not final as far as I can tell. EF4 probably not likely but may not be out of the question.

"Continuing northeastward, the tornado crossed Saw Pit Swamp and entered the Ocean Ridge Plantation community. Here the tornado became exceptionally powerful as it damaged or destroyed a large number of well-built brick homes. Wind speeds of at least 165 mph are inferred to have occurred as several homes suffered complete destruction of all walls. Debris from one home was swept completely clear of the foundation. Multiple fatalities and injuries occurred."

 

SENC

Member
Joined
Jan 22, 2021
Messages
37
Reaction score
37
Location
Topsail
Latest model forecast data show a high amplitude trough of low
pressure moving across the central CONUS and toward the east coast
today with strong jet level winds. While trough steepness decreases
toward the coast, plenty of strong dynamics (low level speed shear,
vort maxes, etc.) associated with height falls will bring chances
for thunderstorm development with a possible development of a
tornado, especially near the coast sometime this evening.
 
Top