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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia
324 PM EDT Fri May 26 2017

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTHEAST OF LANCASTER IN LANCASTER
COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA AND CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO UNION COUNTY
NORTH CAROLINA...

Location...Northeast of Lancaster in Lancaster County South Carolina
and continued northeast into Union County North Carolina
Date...05 24 2017
Estimated Time...4:19 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...8 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado northeast
of Lancaster in Lancaster County South Carolina on 05/24/2017.

A tornado touched down northeast of Lancaster close to the North
Carolina State Line near Shiloh Unity Road. The tornado continued
northward causing EF-0 damage to crops and trees near Locker Road.
The tornado was in Lancaster County for 0.5 miles having a path
width of no more than 50 yards. The maximum wind speed during this
time was 75 mph.

The tornado moved across the state line and tracked northeast for
over 7 miles. Most of the damage was to trees but a few
structures were damaged. The most significant damage was to a barn
that had the sides and much of the roof torn off. This area
received a rating of EF-1 with maximum winds speeds of 100 mph.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.gov/CAE.

For reference: the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1...Wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5...Wind speeds greater than 200 mph

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LCV/CJR


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