03/16/08 108 W, 1 I - + 15 - 17 Raleigh's Tornado

Ours was a suburban storm the morning of November 28, 1988. Unseasonable humid the night before. I remember rattling windows through the night at my apartment on Calumet Drive. Woke around 5 or 5:30 a.m. for my traffic-reporting shift. Scanner was full of activity. Called the police desk, asking if a major fire was working somewhere. No, just the tornado. Insert exclamation points. Here's a summary of the weather event. The Wikipedia page is rather slim, however. Here's a News & Observer retrospective. Gary Knight took this aerial image of the K-Mart parking lot on Glenwood Avenue, used for command and staging. Others can add more memories. Click to enlarge:

I remember that mess. Rode backwards on a Mack for 8.5 hrs that night..from call to call to call to…
AB - 03/17/08 - 17:01

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