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000 NOUS42 KCHS 191953 PNSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-200800- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Charleston SC 353 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED ON JOINT BASE CHARLESTON IN CHARLESTON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA... Location...Joint Base Charleston in Charleston County South Carolina Date...09/11/2017 Estimated Time...248 PM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...84 MPH Maximum Path Width...60 yards Path Length...1.47 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...32.8915N / -80.0436W Ending lat/Lon...32.9703N / -80.0604W * 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 on Joint Base Charleston in Charleston County South Carolina on 09/11/2017. The weak, short-lived tornado, associated with the outer rainbands of Tropical Storm Irma, touched down near the Joint Base Charleston flight line and traveled along a discontinuous path toward the north-northwest. The tornado pushed back the edge of the roof on the control tower, damaged facia of a nearby building near the flight line, and damaged the roof of another metal building on the base. Farther northwest on the Wrenwoods Golf Course, the tornado blew down two large oak trees and snapped large branches off other trees. The tornado then dissipated just beyond the north side of the golf course, about 2 minutes after touchdown. 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 $$ SPR/RFM is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.