NWS Confirms EF-0 Tornado In Catawba County

Storm Brings Damage To The Piedmont Triad

NEWTON, N.C. – The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Catawba County as powerful storms ripped across the Carolinas Monday.

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The tornado, which was located approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Newton, was an EF0 tornado with estimated maximum wind speeds of 85 mph.

“The wind picked up horribly and the rain started circling like crazy,” said Katie Carmen.

Officials say the storm had a maximum width of 25 yards and a three-mile path that was not continuous.

Read: Severe Storms Rock the Triad; Bring Down Trees & Power Lines

“Power went out and about a minute later it was really loud and really quick, sounded like hail hitting,” said Bryan Fletcher.


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