National Weather Service Talks April Storm Numbers

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The third tornado touched down in Ashley County and continued into Chicot County before ending. According to the survey report, the top of a silo was removed and the structure was bent, two homes had exterior damage with one losing a large amount of roofing material, and a travel trailer was destroyed. Three schools were damaged so severely that they won't reopen this year and their students are being relocated to other schools.

Paul, Minnesota, the April monthly record for snowfall of 21.8 inches (55 cm) was surpassed on Saturday, the National Weather Service said.

National Weather Service crews were dispatched to several locations around the region Monday morning to survey the damage done by yesterday's severe weather.

Gov. Roy Cooper said there were 33,465 Duke Energy customers without power Monday afternoon, and of those, 21,000 were in Guilford County.

The twisters formed throughout the state as part of a storm system that moved through Arkansas on Friday night.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Friday evening and into the overnight hours, Arkansas was rocked with severe weather.

The NWS says the tornado reached a maximum path width of about 600 yards.

But the confirmation of whether it was an actual tornado will come Monday when teams are able to look at the damage on the ground. Daylight revealed a wasteland of debris in Mountainburg, with trees uprooted, roofs ripped off, and a mobile home torn from its foundation.

Single EF-1 tornadoes were reported in Gamaliel in Baxter County; Lavaca in Sebastian and Franklin counties; Ozone in Johnson County; and Umpire in Howard County. It also did minor damage to a church, to a garage and outbuildings.

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