NWS confirms tornado touched down Monday at Caswell Beach

Tornado confirmed in Caswell Beach

CASWELL BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down briefly Monday in Brunswick County.

Several viewers reported seeing a waterspout near Caswell Beach just before 3 p.m.

“A waterspout developed just off the coast of Caswell Beach and tracked west-northwest,” the NWS stated Tuesday. “It moved onshore nearly parallel to the beach, between the Oak Island Gold Club and the Caswell Beach public beach access.

“A beach umbrella was lofted across Caswell Beach Road before the funnel lifted.”

The estimated maximum wind speed was 65 miles per hour.

No injuries were reported.

A waterspout was briefly spotted off Caswell Beach earlier this afternoon.
A waterspout was briefly spotted off Caswell Beach earlier this afternoon. (Source: Brooks Quinn)

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