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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
427 PM EDT Thu Sep 14 2017

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR MOUNT PLEASANT IN CHARLESTON COUNTY
SOUTH CAROLINA...

Location...Mount Pleasant in Charleston County South Carolina
Date...09/11/2017
Estimated Time...713 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...80 MPH
Maximum Path Width...90 Yards
Path Length...0.57 Miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...32.8027N / -79.8403W
Ending lat/Lon...32.7956N / -79.8353W
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado in Oak Haven Plantation of Mount Pleasant in Charleston
County South Carolina on 09/11/2017.

A weak, short lived tornado, associated with an outer rainband of Tropical
Storm Irma, formed over the marsh area between Mount Pleasant and Sullivan`s
Island. The weak tornado first moved into the south end of Pine Island View
Road, then moved quickly north-northwest over the eastern ends of
Oak Landing Road and Green Path Lane, before dissipating back on Pine Island
View Road. The time of the tornado was estimated using eye witness reports and
radar data. Although no significant structural damage was observed, there were
many large tree limbs down, some uprooted trees, and one wooden fence completely
blown down. The tornado was estimated to have lasted only about two minutes
before dissipating.

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

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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RFM


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