We had some tornado activity here in SC and in Newberry County, and ONE started right here. It was beginning circulation that I was surrounded in. I was on the phone to the weather bureau and said the wind was whipping around. I decided to look and go onto the little porch I have and I was in the middle of a very week circulation with shredded rain circling the house at a about 40 MPH. I should have said I was in the middle of beginning circulation. THIS MICRO-NADO went out into the woods and made an EF0 or EF1 on Spearman road.
The NC outbreak was somewhat a replay of the March 28,1984 series of tornadoes called "The Carolinas Outbreak, that started a few miles west of my place, tore up Newberry and ended many hours later in the North Carolina Coastal plain. The next system was forced up more NorthEast into eastern NC and coastal Virginia. It also had a high risk forecast.
The system that tore up MS, AL, TN,GA and NC also had a high risk with PDS warnings and statements. With a strong EF5 tornado bearing down, the only safe place is underground or NOT THERE in the path.
I have all of those people in my thoughts and prayers!
The bad thing is we are just now going into May, often a very bad tornado month!