Rare Tornado Touches down in Rutherford County, NC

Article and Pictures from:
http://earthsky.org/earth/rare-tornado-hits-north-carolina

My Note: Although we live in Rutherford County, this Tornado landed in the flat lands – east of us. We did get heavy rain yesterday, but no heavy winds.

It was not an ice storm that caused damage in parts of North Carolina yesterday (January 11, 2012). In fact, it was not heavy snow or strong winds from a cold front pushing east. Instead, it was an EXTREMELY RARE TORNADO that formed ahead of deepening area of low pressure. The apparent tornado struck parts of Rutherford and Burke Counties in North Carolina. At least ten injuries were reported from this tornado, but fortunately, no one was seriously injured or killed.
The National Weather Service will survey the damage this afternoon to determine the rating of the tornado that pushed through these areas. A tornado developed from a surface low pushing to the northeast. It is part of the very same system that will finally end the “spring-like” weather across a large portion of the United States. Warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico spread to the north ahead of the low pressure system. Meanwhile, the upper level low created enough wind shear and spin to the atmosphere to help develop a tornado Wednesday afternoon. It is extremely rare to see tornadoes in the month of January for parts of western North Carolina.

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