Christmas Tornadoes Are Rare
The weather system brought at least two confirmed F2 tornadoes to the region, according to the Weather Channel. On the Fujita Tornado Damage Scale, an F2 tornado packs winds of 113 to 157 mph, and can do considerable damage, including tearing roofs off frame houses, demolishing mobile homes, overturning boxcars, snapping or uprooting large trees, generating light-object missiles and lifting cars off the ground. The last time a tornado occurred on Christmas was an F2 in Tennessee in 1982, TWC said. The storm system has moved out into the Atlantic and quiet weather is expected most of this week for the cleaning up. The next threat of bad weather in the region will be Friday night into Saturday, according to TWC.