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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
1018 PM EDT THU JUL 10 2014

...NWS METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED STORM DAMAGE NEAR
NICHOLS IN MARION COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS COMPLETED A
STORM SURVEY FOR THE AREA NEAR NICHOLS IN MARION COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA. THE SURVEY IS IN RELATION TO THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
THAT MOVED THROUGH THE AREA BETWEEN 1:45 PM AND 3:00 PM ON JULY
10 2014.

SCATTERED DAMAGE EXTENDED ALONG A ONE-HALF MILE LONG PATH FROM
THE INTERSECTION OF WINNIE ROAD AND OLD NICHOLS HIGHWAY TO NEAR
THE INTERSECTION OF TAYLOR ROAD AND PACE ROAD. NUMEROUS LARGE TREE
LIMBS WERE BLOWN OUT...INCLUDING THE TOPS OF TWO LARGE PINE TREES.
TWO LARGE HARDWOOD TREES WERE ALSO UPROOTED. A FEW PIECES OF METAL
ROOFING WERE BLOWN OFF A HORSE BARN AND DEPOSITED 100 YARDS AWAY.
MINOR SHINGLE AND SIDING DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED AT A FEW RESIDENCES.
THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY TWO-TENTHS OF A MILE.

THE DAMAGE PATTERN WAS CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHTLINE WINDS OF 75
MPH. THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT THE DAMAGE WAS A RESULT OF A
TORNADO.

A SECOND ISOLATED AREA OF DAMAGE ON MILLERS ROAD NEAR MULLINS
HIGH SCHOOL WAS ALSO SURVEYED. THIS DAMAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY SIX
MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE WINNIE ROAD DAMAGE. AT THIS LOCATION...A
VERY LARGE SECTION OF AN OAK TREE...APPROXIMATELY THREE FEET IN
DIAMETER...WAS BROKEN OUT ALONG WITH SEVERAL LIMBS FROM A SMALL
STAND OF TREES. IT WAS NOTED THAT THE OAK TREE WAS LARGELY HOLLOW.
THIS DAMAGE WAS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS OF AROUND 60 MPH.

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