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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
742 PM EST Thu Dec 1 2016

...Tornado Confirmed Near Simpsonville in Greenville County South

Location...Simpsonville in Greenville County South Carolina
Date...November 30 2016
Estimated Time...445 PM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...110 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...18.0 miles
Beginning Lat Lon...34.68N/82.38W
Ending Lat Lon...34.80N/82.12W
* 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.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC has
confirmed an EF1 tornado on the west-southwest side of Simpsonville
in Greenville County South Carolina on November 30 2016.

An EF1 tornado with maximum winds around 110 mph produced
widespread tree damage and damage to well built homes along and
near West Georgia Road. This included siding and roofing material
being torn off homes, and some exterior walls and doors being

This statement will be updated later this evening for damage path
and path length information after further review of the damage
survey maps.

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.


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