Tornado outbreak of November 14–16, 2006

From November 15 to 16, 2006, a series of tornadoes broke out across the southern United States. Most of the tornadoes happened on November 15, but ended with a deadly tornado in North Carolina on the morning of November 16.


A moderate risk of severe weather was issued for the Southeast for the night of November 14 and November 15. It began in the overnight hours in Louisana and Arkansas. One tornado killed one person, another tornado in Mississippi led to several injuries, and in Montgomery, Alabama it destroyed a skating rink, but none of the 30 children inside suffered injuries.

As the squall line pushed into Georgia and northern Florida, it allowed for supercells to form. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Riegelwood, North Carolina and a tornado warning was issued at 6:29 a.m. ET. At 6:37 a.m., a F3 tornado touched down and struck a mobile home park, killing eight people including a 6-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy and 20 people were injured.