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National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Wilkes County on Tuesday

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Last Updated on August 18, 2021 6:12 pm

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed two tornadoes in Wilkes County that occurred on Tuesday. In their reports today, NWS says that two EF-0 tornadoes occurred in Osbornville and Clingman.

The Osbornville tornado had estimated peak winds of 80 mph, with a path length of .75 miles and max-width of 40 yards. NWS noted that “THIS TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED MULTIPLE TREES. ONE HOME ON
MAHAFFY DRIVE SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO ITS SIDING AND ROOF.”

In Clingman, that tornado also had estimated peak winds of 80 mph, a path length of .68 miles, and a max-width of 75 yards. NWS noted that “AFTER TOUCHING DOWN FROM THE SAME STORM THAT GENERATED THE
FIRST TORNADO, THIS TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES,
DAMAGED TWO HOMES, A CHICKEN COOP, AND COLLAPSED AN OUT-BUILDING.
THE IMPACT TO THE TWO HOMES INCLUDED ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE.”

There were no reported injuries or deaths in either touchdowns.

National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Wilkes County on Tuesday
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
400 PM EDT WED AUG 18 2021

...CORRECTION FOR TIMES: NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 8/17/2021 TORNADO EVENT...

.OSBORNVILLE, NC TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.75 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   40 YARDS 
FATALITIES: 0 
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             08/17/2021
START TIME:             12:54 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         OSBORNVILLE / WILKES COUNTY / NC
START LAT/LON:          36.0669 / -80.8831

END DATE:               08/17/2021
END TIME:               12:56 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           OSBORNVILLE / WILKES COUNTY/ NC
END LAT/LON:            36.0771 / -80.8872

THIS TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED MULTIPLE TREES. ONE HOME ON 
MAHAFFY DRIVE SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO ITS SIDING AND ROOF.


.CLINGMAN, NC TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.68 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             08/17/2021
START TIME:             1:11 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         CLINGMAN / WILKES COUNTY / NC
START LAT/LON:          36.1725 / -80.9278

END DATE:               08/17/2021
END TIME:               1:13 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           CLINGMAN / WILKES COUNTY / NC
END LAT/LON:            36.1817 / -80.9319

AFTER TOUCHING DOWN FROM THE SAME STORM THAT GENERATED THE 
FIRST TORNADO, THIS TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES,
DAMAGED TWO HOMES, A CHICKEN COOP, AND COLLAPSED AN OUT-BUILDING. 
THE IMPACT TO THE TWO HOMES INCLUDED ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE.



SPECIAL THANKS TO WILKES COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR ASSISTING
IN THIS SURVEY!
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