Friday, May 20, 2022
Severe Storms Spawn Tornado Near Mount Olive

Severe Storms Spawn Tornado Near Mount Olive

(GDN)–It was a busy afternoon for the National Weather Service as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes raked across central and eastern North Carolina around dinner time Thursday.

Most of the area was put under a Tornado Watch by the Severe Storms Forecast Center at 6:00 PM and as the afternoon progressed, storms began to build with the heating of the day.

At 6:23 PM the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Wayne County as a severe thunderstorm had shown some rotation on their radar 7 miles east of Mount Olive.  The storm was moving toward the northeast at 40 miles per hour and weakened quickly, prompting the Weather Service to cancel the Warning by 6:39 PM.

Another smaller storm cell to the north of the suspected tornado created quarter inch hail reported by a trained spotter on Doris Drive in Goldsboro.

Radar shows storm cells that prompted Tornado Warning for Wayne County
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