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NOUS42 KCAE 092225

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia
625 PM EDT Mon Oct 9 2017


Location...Chappells in Newberry County South Carolina
Estimated Time...420 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...108 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 Yards
Path Length...2.4 Miles
* 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 Columbia has confirmed a tornado
near Chappells in Newberry County South Carolina on October 8th

The tornado was associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm
Nate. The tornado touched intermittently as it moved north-
northeast for just over 2.4 miles. It initially touched down on
the northern bank of Lake Greenwood on Pineland Road near Fawn
Court and continued north-northeast to Workman Kelly Road.
Numerous large hardwood and softwood trees were snapped at their
trunks on both roads. The tornado continued north-northeast to the
intersection of Highway 39 and Salter Road. This is where the
tornado damaged the roof of a home and severely damaged the roof
and building of a workshop. Much of the metal roofing was
destroyed then blown across the property. The two garage doors of
the building were blown inward. A wood framed work shed with a
metal roof with significant weight was lifted from it`s based and
landed in the nearby wood. A portion of the front porch of the
home was lifted and landing in the back yard. A large work trailer
was overturned in the back yard and damage done to a few trees
around the house. Along Poplar Spring Road, several trees were
snapped at their trunks as the tornado continued northward. The
tornado lifted before reaching Vaughnville Church Road
approximately 2.4 miles after initially touching down. The tornado
lasted approximately 7 minutes.

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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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