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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:00 PM EDT on May 25, 2017

Expires 9:00 AM EDT on May 26, 2017


... Multiple tornadoes confirmed on may 24 2017...

... EF2 tornado confirmed in northern Saluda and Newberry counties...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 12 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2017
start time: 304 PM EDT
start location: 10 miles NE of Saluda, SC
start lat/lon: 34.01/-81.64

End date: may 24 2017
end time: 320 PM EDT
end location: 3 miles E of Prosperity, SC
end lat/lon: 34.22/-81.48

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
in northern Saluda and Newberry counties in South Carolina on may
24, 2017.

A tornado touched down near Denny Highway in northern Saluda
County, about 2 miles southwest of the Saluda River. The tornado
then continued northeast across the Saluda River and into Newberry
County, eventually passing about 2 miles south of Prosperity and
dissipating about 3 miles east of Prosperity near mid Carolina
High School. The tornado had a path length of 12 miles and a
maximum width of 250 yards, producing EF-0 and EF-1 damage along
most of its path. However, there was a small area of EF-2 wind
damage with winds up to 115 mph near Stoney Hill Road and fire
tower Road, and also near Macedonia Church Road and cy schumpert
Road.

Numerous trees were either snapped or uprooted along the damage
path, with several trees down on homes and vehicles. Where the
tornado was strongest, several masonry outbuildings had their
walls blown out. Small outbuildings were moved as much as 20
yards, and a few very large Hardwood trees were splintered with
the tops thrown as much as 30 yards.


... EF1 tornado confirmed west of Saluda in Saluda County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2017
start time: 2:40 PM EDT
start location: 6 miles W of Saluda
start lat/lon: 33.99/-81.88

End date: may 24 2017
end time: 2:47 PM EDT
end location: 4 miles NW of Saluda
end lat/lon: 34.02/-81.85

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
in Saluda County in South Carolina on may 24, 2017.

A tornado touched down near Fruit Hill Road just north of Highway
378. Then continued northeast crossing Henley Road and old
Charleston Road. The tornado produced EF-0 and EF-1 damage,
traveling a total of 3 miles before lifting near the intersection
of old Chappell Ferry Road and Simmons Road. Numerous trees were
either snapped or uprooted along the damage path and sheet metal
was lifted off the roof of a small outbuilding. The strongest wind
speeds of up to 110 mph occurred on Fruit Hill Road where 2 Cedar
trees were snapped at the trunks and thrown up to 20 yards.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Lcv/cjr/jaq/FWA


900 PM EDT Thu may 25 2017

... Multiple tornadoes confirmed on may 24 2017...

... EF2 tornado confirmed in northern Saluda and Newberry counties...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 115 mph
path length /statute/: 12 miles
path width /maximum/: 250 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2017
start time: 304 PM EDT
start location: 10 miles NE of Saluda, SC
start lat/lon: 34.01/-81.64

End date: may 24 2017
end time: 320 PM EDT
end location: 3 miles E of Prosperity, SC
end lat/lon: 34.22/-81.48

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
in northern Saluda and Newberry counties in South Carolina on may
24, 2017.

A tornado touched down near Denny Highway in northern Saluda
County, about 2 miles southwest of the Saluda River. The tornado
then continued northeast across the Saluda River and into Newberry
County, eventually passing about 2 miles south of Prosperity and
dissipating about 3 miles east of Prosperity near mid Carolina
High School. The tornado had a path length of 12 miles and a
maximum width of 250 yards, producing EF-0 and EF-1 damage along
most of its path. However, there was a small area of EF-2 wind
damage with winds up to 115 mph near Stoney Hill Road and fire
tower Road, and also near Macedonia Church Road and cy schumpert
Road.

Numerous trees were either snapped or uprooted along the damage
path, with several trees down on homes and vehicles. Where the
tornado was strongest, several masonry outbuildings had their
walls blown out. Small outbuildings were moved as much as 20
yards, and a few very large Hardwood trees were splintered with
the tops thrown as much as 30 yards.


... EF1 tornado confirmed west of Saluda in Saluda County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 110 mph
path length /statute/: 3 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 24 2017
start time: 2:40 PM EDT
start location: 6 miles W of Saluda
start lat/lon: 33.99/-81.88

End date: may 24 2017
end time: 2:47 PM EDT
end location: 4 miles NW of Saluda
end lat/lon: 34.02/-81.85

... Summary...
the National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
in Saluda County in South Carolina on may 24, 2017.

A tornado touched down near Fruit Hill Road just north of Highway
378. Then continued northeast crossing Henley Road and old
Charleston Road. The tornado produced EF-0 and EF-1 damage,
traveling a total of 3 miles before lifting near the intersection
of old Chappell Ferry Road and Simmons Road. Numerous trees were
either snapped or uprooted along the damage path and sheet metal
was lifted off the roof of a small outbuilding. The strongest wind
speeds of up to 110 mph occurred on Fruit Hill Road where 2 Cedar
trees were snapped at the trunks and thrown up to 20 yards.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200mph
EF5... violent... >200mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS storm data.


Lcv/cjr/jaq/FWA

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