Tornado Forms Over Lake Norman – Tears Up 7 Miles of Iredell County Over The Weekend


The National Weather Service have now confirmed that an tornado officially touched down in Iredell County on Saturday.

According to the NWS, the tornado traveled across the ground, breaking trees and throwing debris for 7.79 miles from northwest of Davidson to east of Mooresville between 7:27 and 7:39 a.m.

The twister initially developed over Lake Norman, causing picnic tables at the Lake Campus of Davidson College to be blown into the water and snapping a large hardwood tree.

As the tornado moved across the county, it snapped numerous tree trunks and large branches, uprooted a poplar tree, and damaged other trees in the process. It continued to cause destruction as it crossed I-77 around 7:30 a.m., blowing down several large, healthy tree branches between Langtree Road and Blackwelder Farm Drive.

The tornado’s path also included a damaged fence and an uprooted tree near Mooresville Middle School before finally dissipating as it moved into Rowan County.