Tornado hits Yadkin County on Thursday: NWS confirms


YADKIN COUNTY, North Carolina – A tornado hit Yadkin County Thursday night with powerful winds up to 95 mph. That’s word from the National Weather Service in Blacksburg who went to investigate storm damage on Friday afternoon.

It hit the southwest corner of the county near the small community of Buck Shoals and near Windsors Crossroads. According to meteorologists on the ground, many mature trees were snapped or uprooted by the storm. The area is not heavily populated, but a hangar was also damaged. No one was injured in the tornado.

The storm first touched down near Howards Bridge Rd then continued for a mile and a half before lifting around Redbud Lane. The width of the tornado was about 100 meters – the length of a football field.

This tornado came out of a storm that had a history of damage. A few miles to the south, it dropped an even stronger tornado in Iredell County near Love Valley. This storm had winds of 115 mph and injured one person. He was on the ground for almost 6 miles.

Severe weather across North Carolina was a big problem Thursday night and again Friday morning. Damage was felt across the state, from the mountains to the coast, with heavy rain, high winds, lightning, flooding and a few tornadoes.

The WFMY News 2 weather team predicts calm and pleasant weather for the long weekend.

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