Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Greer, SC
NOUS42 KGSP 041640
Public Information Statement...Updated
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
1235 PM EDT Tue Apr 4 2017
...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR BEREA IN EASTERN PICKENS AND WESTERN
GREENVILLE COUNTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA...
Location...From 3 miles southwest of Berea in Pickens County SC
to Berea in Greenville County SC.
Date...April 3, 2017.
Estimated Time...From around 212 PM EDT to 215 PM EDT.
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph.
Maximum Path Width...50 yards.
Path Length...3 miles.
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.8592 / -82.5074.
Ending lat/Lon...34.8796 / -82.4636.
* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC has
confirmed a tornado near Berea in Pickens and Greenville Counties
in South Carolina on April 3, 2017.
Surveying continues at this hour in Pickens County, SC and this
information will likely be updated later today.
This information can also be found on our website at
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