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Published: 2019-04-22 06:08:00
Updated: 2019-04-22 17:35:18
By Jessica Patrick, WRAL digital journalist
The National Weather Service on Monday shared new details about a series of tornadoes that touched down in North Carolina during Friday's severe storms.
According to NWS, eight tornadoes were confirmed in central North Carolina on April 19 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. No injuries or deaths were reported.
One of the tornadoes was classified as an EF-2 storm. Unlike EF-1 tornadoes, which are more common in North Carolina, EF-2 tornadoes are classified as "strong" and move between 111 and 123 mph.
The EF-2 tornado touched down in Orange County on April 19 near White Cross Road and Leslie Drive in Chapel Hill before moving toward Hillsborough via Dodsons Cross Road, Dairyland Road, Arthur Minnis Road and Borland Road.
It snapped and split healthy trees, damaging homes and cars, before dissipating north of Interstate 40 near Exit 261.
The EF-2 tornado was on the ground between 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Other confirmed tornadoes from Friday's storms include:
More tornadoes still need to be surveyed, or studied.
The Fujita scale classifies tornadoes as follows: