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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia
237 PM EDT Fri Sep 15 2017

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEAR OLAR, SC IN BAMBERG COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

Location...Near Olar in Bamberg County South Carolina
Date...09/11/2017
Estimated Time...701 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...2 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
near Near Olar in Bamberg County South Carolina on 09/11/2017.

The tornado was associated with the remnants of Hurricane Irma. The
tornado touched down just northwest of the town of Olar along Thunder
Road. The tornado continued north-northwest for approximately 2
miles. The tornado crossed Thunder Road...Red Fox Road...Memorial
Church Road and dissipated before reaching Earhardt Road. The
tornado downed a few trees and several large limbs along it`s path.
The tornado was brief, only staying on the ground for approximately
4 minutes.

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/WRS



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