2017 Tropical Storm Arlene Tornado Outbreak (Brickcraft1)
The EF1 Atlantic Beach Tornado
Type: Unknown
Active: April 8-9
Duration of tornado outbreak1: 2 days
Maximum rated tornado2: EF2 tornado
Highest winds Unknown
Tornadoes confirmed: 7
Damage: $70,000
Injuries: Unknown
Fatalities: 0
Areas affected: South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia

1Time from first tornado to last tornado
2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale

 The 2017 Tropical Storm Arlene outbreak was a weak outbreak caused by Tropical Storm Arlene once it moved onshore North Carolina. In all, 7 tornadoes were spawned by the system, including 5 in North Carolina, 1 in South Carolina, and 1 in Virginia. Damages were relatively minor and 5 out of 7 tornadoes were EF0's. The two strongest, an EF1 and an EF2 were responsible for most damage. In all, the tornadoes caused $70,000 dollars in damages, and injured 2 people, but no one was killed by any tornado.


Tornado Count

7 5 1 1 0 0 0

List of Tornadoes

EF# Location State County/Parish Info.
EF0 Wilmington NC New Hanover Brief touchdown. Fallen trees and broken windows.
EF0 Near Atlantic Beach NC Carteret Long before landfall. Trees fell, and one went through a roof. No injuries
EF0 Near Myrtle Beach SC Horry Brief Touchdown. Spotted by storm spotters.
EF1 Near Atlantic Beach NC Carteret Near the time of landfall. Severe blackout in the city. Many homes damaged, some severely
EF2 Cape Hatteras NC Dare Strong waterspout moved onshore, causing strong damage for a brief amount of time, before dissipating. This occured after landfall.
EF0 Near Raleigh NC Wake Very brief, no damage. Spotted by storm spotters
EF0 Near Norfolk VA None (Independent City) Very weak. Some house damage was reported.

Notable Tornadoes

Atlantic City Tornado

Near the time of landfall, and supercell storm occured in the rain bands. The storm quickly began to rotate, and a funnel cloud dipped from the sky. Within minutes, a tornado had touched down on the outskirts of Atlantic City, NC. As it moved towards the city, trees began to fall. Tornado warnings were issued, as Doppler Radar had detected a strong rotation. The tornado moved into a part of the city as an EF1, taking down telephone poles, which caused a major city blackout. Houses also reported damage as it tore through, some severe damage as well. It began to move northwards away from the city, and before long, the tornado had roped out into a funnel cloud, before dissipating.

Cape Hatteras Tornado

After Arlene's landfall, a waterspout formed off Cape Hatteras. The storm gained power and momentum as it began to head for shore. A tornado warning was issued after residents reported it. The tornado was onshore in no time, and began kicking up tremendous amounts of sand as it moved through. It soon knocked power out to the area, and damaged houses with winds up to 100 mph. The tornado however, was short lived. It quickly roped out into a funnel cloud, but it left behind severe damage. Some roofs were lost and windows were smashed, 2 people were hurt, but no one was killed by the tornado

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