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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia
836 PM EDT Thu Apr 6 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Johnston to Ward in Edgefield and 
Saluda Counties South Carolina...

Location...Eastern Johnston in Edgefield County and Ward in
Saluda County South Carolina
Date...April 5 2017 
Estimated Time...119 PM EDT to 128 PM EDT 
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF-2 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...115 mph 
Maximum Path Width...1000 yards 
Path Length...7.3 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...1

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

...Summary...
The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed a tornado
near Johnston and Ward in Edgefield and Saluda Counties South 
Carolina on April 5 2017.

Widespread straight line wind damage in Johnston with dozens of
large hardwood trees uprooted. Tornado damage began on the east
side of Johnston near Winthrow Avenue and continued northeast
through Ward before dissipating northwest of Ridge Spring off of
Murphy Farm Road. Widespread hardwood and pine trees were 
uprooted and snapped causing damage to multiple homes and 
vehicles. Most of the damage was EF-0 and EF-1, but EF-2 damage 
with peak wind speeds near 115 mph was noted near Ward. 
Widespread large hardwoods were uprooted and snapped with some 
trees having the bark stripped off. In addition, the top of a 
concrete silo was destroyed. 

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

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.

&&

...Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed South of Hopkins in Richland
County South Carolina...

Location...South of Hopkins in Richland County South Carolina 
Date...April 5 2017 
Estimated Time...245 PM EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 mph
Maximum Path Width...N/A 
Path Length...N/A 
* 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.

...Summary... 

The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed Straight 
Line Wind Damage south of Hopkins in Richland County South 
Carolina on April 5 2017.

Several hardwood and softwood trees were uprooted along Chapel 
Creek Lane, Chapel Creek Road and Apricot Road in eastern Richland
County south of Hopkins SC. Peak wind speeds were estimated to be
around 85 mph. 

&&

...Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed Near Gilbert in Lexington County
South Carolina...

Location...Near Gilbert in Lexington County South Carolina 
Date...April 5 2017 

Estimated Time...223 PM EDT 
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 mph 
Maximum Path Width...N/A 
Path Length...N/A 
* 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.

...Summary... 

The National Weather Service in Columbia has confirmed Straight 
Line Wind Damage near Gilbert in Lexington County South Carolina 
on April 5 2017.

A couple of trees with large branches snapped as a result of 
straight line winds along Juniper Springs Road near Peach Festival
Road in Lexington County on the north side of Gilbert SC. Peak 
wind speeds were estimated to be around 70 mph. 

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