Mapping the North Carolina tornado outbreak

The United States National Weather Service has released a preliminary report mapping out the tracks of the deadly tornadoes which battered North Carolina on April 16, 2011.

Tornado paths, North Carolina, April 14 2011

The Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF Scale) rates the strength of tornadoes. Higher numbers signify storms capable of causing more damage. The EF-2 and EF-3 events shown here had wind speeds of up to 135 mph (217 km/h) and 165 mph (217 km/h) respectively, resulting in considerable and severe damage.

For more information about the outbreak, check out my map showing the locations of every tornado reported from April 14-16.


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