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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Charleston SC
1052 PM EST Mon Jan 23 2017

...Two EF1 Tornadoes Confirmed in Screven County...

...Tornado Confirmed Near 5 Miles North of Woodcliff in Screven
County Georgia...

Location...5 Miles North of Woodcliff in Screven County Georgia
Date...January 21, 2017
Estimated Time...230 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Beginning Lat/Lon...32.8247 / -81.7595
Ending lat/Lon...32.8308 / -81.7568
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary. A final assessment
including complete results of the survey are expected to be completed
and transmitted via a Public Information Statement by Tuesday 1/24/2017.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado near 5 Miles North of Woodcliff in Screven County Georgia
on January 21, 2017.

An eyewitness indicated that a tornado passed near the intersection of
Bay Branch Road and Buttermilk Road around 230 PM on Saturday,
January 21, 2017. The tornado damaged a large metal garage and snapped
or uprooted an estimated 50-75 trees.

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

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.

&&

...Tornado Confirmed 2.75 Miles Northeast of Sylvania in Screven
County Georgia...

Location...2.75 Miles Northeast of Sylvania in Screven County Georgia
Date...January 21, 2017
Estimated Time...259 PM
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90 MPH
Beginning Lat/Lon...32.7818 / -81.6067
Ending lat/Lon...32.8013 / -81.5734
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary. A final assessment
including complete results of the survey are expected to be completed
and transmitted via a Public Information Statement by Tuesday 1/24/2017.

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado 2.75 Miles Northeast of Sylvania in Screven County Georgia
on January 21, 2017.

The tornado track began within the Friendship Memorial Park off of
Friendship Road, toppling burial markers. The tornado continued
toward the intersection of Friendship Road and Newington Highway,
ending after crossing McBride Circle. The tornado damaged a fire
station and at least two homes.

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

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.

$$

NED


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