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Long Day Of Severe Weather In The Triad

9:53 PM, Oct 27, 2010   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- It was a long day of severe weather for Triad residents and emergency responders on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warnings for several counties beginning around 2pm Wednesday afternoon with the last one expiring around 10pm.

Reports of damage came in from several counties including downed trees, damaged houses and localized flooding.

SLIDESHOW: Image from viewers around the Triad

Rockingham County

Another tornado warning was issued for Rockingham and Caswell County around 7:45pm Wednesday night.

A strong storm moved through the county with heavy rains and winds. The warning was based on doppler indicated circulation in the clouds. That warning expired around 9:15pm.

Earlier in the day, Rockingham County was under a tornado warning was then issued for Rockingham County until 3:30 pm. The warning for Stokes County expired early. The Rockingham County warning expired at 3:30 pm.

At 2:28 pm, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Belews Lake.

Locations impacted include Belews Lake, Bethany, Reidsville, Lawsonville and Ruffin.

Rockingham County also held buses until the storms passed.

Caswell County

A tornado warning expired for Caswell County at 4:15 pm. Another warning went into effect around 8pm and expired at 9:45pm.

A strong storm rolled through the Northern Piedmont around 8pm. It dropped heavy rain, winds, and some hail throughout the county.

This was the second warning from the county.

At 3:18 pm, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado in southeast Rockingham County moving into Caswell County.

Areas impacted included Camp Springs, Jericho, Yanceyville, Topnot and Leasburg.

Yadkin County

In Yadkin County, the tornado warning expired at 2:15 pm.

At 2:06 pm in Yadkin County, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar continued to indicate a tornado located near Courtney, about seven miles southeast of Yadkinville.

Yadkin County Communications said they had heavy wind and rain, but haven't had any reports of damage.

Forsyth County

In Forsyth County, the tornado warning expired at 2:45 pm.

At 2:00 pm, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar continued to indicate a tornado near Lewisville, about six miles west of Winston-Salem.

Rhonda Fleming with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools said buses were delayed and held at schools for safety concerns.

Winston-Salem City says several greenways and athletic fields are not safe for public use because of flooding.

These facilities will be closed until they can be cleaned up:
- Muddy Creek Greenway
- Newell Massey Greenway
- Hine Park Soccer Complex
- Sara Lee Soccer Complex
- Historic Bethbara Park Greenway
- Salem Creek Greenway (closed from Reynolds Park Road to Salem Lake)

For more information call CityLink at 727-8000.

WHAT TO DO: Protect yourself during a tornado

Guilford County

A tornado warning expired in Guilford County at 3:30 pm.

At 2:23 pm, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a tornado in thunderstorms along a line extending from seven miles northwest of Colfax to 21 miles west of Colfax.

Locations impacted include Colfax, Stokesdale, Summerfield and Lake Townsend.

According to Duke Energy, more than 1,300 people were without power at 3:00 pm.

Davie County

The tornado warning issued for Davie County expired at 3:45 pm.

At 2:54pm, the National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capacle of producing a tornado four miles southeast of Statesville.

Areas impacted include Cleveland, Woodlead, Cooleemee, Mocksville, Fork Church, Advance and Bermuda Run.

Other Counties

A tornado watch is in effect for several counties through at least 8:00 pm.

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