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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
250 PM EDT Wed Apr 18 2018


...NWS Damage Survey For April 15 2018 Thunderstorm Wind Event...

.Downburst Wind Event Confirmed in Lexington County near Lexington...

Location...Town of Lexington in Lexington County South Carolina
Date...April 15 2018
Estimated Time...214 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...100 to 110 mph
Maximum Path Width...75 yards
Path Length...0.25 miles (500 Yards)

...Summary...
A downburst occurred along a bowing line of thunderstorms as it
approached Lake Murray just north of the town of Lexington. The
damaged was confined to an area between Maritime Trail and Lake
Murray Terrace off of Yachting Road. The maximum wind speeds
associated with the event ranged from 100-110 mph. This is equivalent
to wind speeds associated with an EF-1 tornado (86-110 mph).
There were nearly 4 dozen trees either uprooted or snapped. A
majority of the trees were hardwood trees along with some softwood
trees. Several of the trees were 3 to 4 feet in diameter and very
mature. At least a half dozen homes were damaged by fallen trees
or large limbs. One home had serious damage as a large oak tree
fell onto the home severely damaging the roof and a portion of
the home. At least 2 vehicles had damage from fallen trees and
limbs.

.Downburst Wind Event Confirmed in Richland County near Ballentine...

Location...Near Ballentine in Richland County South Carolina
Date...April 15 2018
Estimated Time...220 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90-100 mph
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...0.10 miles (165 yards)

...Summary...
A downburst occurred along a bowing line of thunderstorms as they
moved across Lake Murray. The damage was mainly confined to a
cove along Muskrat Run which is located off of Salem Church Road.
The maximum wind speeds associated with the event ranged from
90-100 mph. This is equivalent to wind speeds associated with an
EF-1 tornado (86-110 mph). There were over 2 dozen trees mostly
uprooted with a couple that were snapped. The trees were a mix
of hardwood and softwood trees. One tree did fall and reached the
patio of a home, but did little to no damage.

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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LCV



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