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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Six Tornadoes Hit the Western Carolinas on Oct 26, 2010
A Report by the National Weather Service

Map Graphic showing the paths of the six tornadoes that hit the western Carolinas on October 26, 2010 using data supplied by the Greenville-Spartanburg Office of the National Weather Service and the ACME Mapper provided by ACME Laboratories
Data overlay by Bobby Coggins


Map Graphic showing the paths of the six tornadoes that hit the western Carolinas on October 26, 2010 using data supplied by the Greenville-Spartanburg Office of the National Weather Service and the ACME Mapper provided by ACME Laboratories. Data overlay by Bobby Coggins.



I have embedded a report by the National Weather Service regarding the six tornadoes to hit our region this past week. It includes storm surveys, radar images and damage photos from the event. In the above map graphic, I took the reported path of the tornadoes and overlaid them on a map showing the paths of the storm. The first storm I used A for the starting point and B for the ending point. I continued the naming convention for all six storms. The fifth storm, near Forest City, only shows the letter I because that tornado only traveled for 300 yards on the ground.


Tornadoes can hit at any time of the year, and you should always be prepared with a plan of action. The National Severe Storms Laboratory has a Tornado Guide that has information on tornadoes and guidance on developing a Family Disaster Plan.


Here is the report:
October 26th



Previously: 



Tornado Watch for Western North Carolina
Updated with Mesoscale Discussion #1985






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