Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale F1
-- Length 6 Miles
-- Width 40 Yards
County/Area IREDELL
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2006-11-15 23:45:00.0 EST-5
Begin Lat/Lon 35.7523/-80.8177
End Date 2006-11-15 23:45:00.0 EST-5
End Lat/Lon 35.8413/-80.8244
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 1/0
Property Damage 110.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A narrow line of showers and thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front during the evening hours of November 15th. As the line moved into North Carolina a series of tornadoes formed along a break in the line. In all, four tornadoes touched down from the east side of Gastonia to a few miles east of Statesville. The strongest tornado produced a small area of F2 damage. One person later died from injuries suffered in the last tornado in Iredell County. Areas of damaging straight line winds also occurred in other parts of the line.
Event Narrative NWS survey found an intermittent damage track consistent with a tornado. Damage was mainly limited to trees, although fallen trees severely damaged several mobile homes on Bell Farm Rd at Dogwood Estates. A metal garage was also destroyed on highway 64. The most significant damage occurred near the end of the track, on Fraley Rd. One mobile home was completely destroyed. Another mobile home was flipped off its foundation and another shifted several feet. A 62-year-old man was severely injured in one of the homes when a refigerator fell on him. He died on December 3 due to complications from the injuries.

Event Fatality Details:

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death (Direct) 62 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 1 180.00K 0.00K
CRAMERTON GASTON CO. NC 11/15/2006 22:51 EST-5 Tornado F1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
LOWELL GASTON CO. NC 11/15/2006 22:53 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 20.00K 0.00K
CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG CO. NC 11/15/2006 22:58 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 55 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LINCOLNTON LINCOLN CO. NC 11/15/2006 23:15 EST-5 Tornado F0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DENVER LINCOLN CO. NC 11/15/2006 23:22 EST-5 Tornado F2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MT MOURNE IREDELL CO. NC 11/15/2006 23:25 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
STATESVILLE IREDELL CO. NC 11/15/2006 23:45 EST-5 Tornado F1 1 1 110.00K 0.00K
HARMONY IREDELL CO. NC 11/16/2006 00:01 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MARSHVILLE UNION CO. NC 11/16/2006 00:06 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 1 180.00K 0.00K