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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
357 PM EDT Tue Apr 4 2017

...TORNADO AND DOWNBURST WINDS CONFIRMED NORTH OF WHITMIRE
IN UNION COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA...

Location...About 6 miles north of Whitmire in Union County
           South Carolina.
Date...April 3, 2017.
Estimated Time...323 PM EDT.
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1.
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 mph.
Maximum Path Width...150 yards at touchdown, tapering to
                     75-100 yards at end.
Path Length...1.25 miles.
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.586N/81.602W
Ending lat/Lon...34.586N/81.594W
* Fatalities...1
* 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 Greenville-Spartanburg SC has
confirmed a tornado near 6 N Whitmire in Union County South
Carolina on April 3, 2017. Tornado damage started around
Healing Springs Church Road and Eaves Road and ended near the end
of Eaves Road.

The tornado path length was 1.25 miles long, about 150 yards wide
at touchdown and tapering to 75 to 100 yards at the end. Damaging
downburst winds also extended about 100 to 200 yards south of the
tornado path.

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

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

$$

HG



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