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                   Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 2:13PM

NC tornado outbreak, Raleigh supercell video

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EXPEDITION VIDEO: Supercell over downtown Raleigh by Matt Robinson

The video clip above was shot by my brother Matt as a tornado-warned supercell's wall cloud passed almost directly over downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Several tornadoes occured across NC yesterday, some producing significant damage.

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The following comments were posted before this site switched to a new comment system on August 27, 2016:

Cracking Vid from Matt, Dan does that make you feel left out, or are you more than happy with going East ?
- Posted by Mick from Untited Kingdom
Sorry :) WEST .... DOH
- Posted by Mick from United Kingdom
This is the fourth or fifth big tornado event in NC in the past 2-3 years - maybe Raleigh isn't so bad for observing after all!
- Posted by Dan R. from Charleston, WV
Yer but it aint got the Scenery as the plains has.
- Posted by Mick from United Kingdom
looking at the video showed what I was missing while driving in it that just remember looking up and seeing rotation first encounter per say..if I wasn't on the way to pick up my child that day.. i would've pulled over and watched it as much as I was amazing..(I guess you can tell I don't have any experience dealing with tornados)
- Posted by Debbie from Raleigh, NC
I was on this storm on US 1 from Cary Parkway all the waay towards the NC State campus. All I can say is WOW!!! I witnessed several small funnels form and dip towards the ground. The Cary Fire Department reported an actual touchdown at Cary Parkway and US 1 but I never witnessed a debris cloud. This was my second one of last year, the first being a DEFINITE touchdown northeast of Clayton on March 27.
- Posted by Tim from Raleigh

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