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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSCHS Received: 2012-02-25 18:06 UTC


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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
105 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2012

...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ISLANDTON SOUTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...3 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ISLANDTON SOUTH CAROLINA
DATE...FEBRUARY 24 2012 
ESTIMATED TIME...509 PM 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85-90 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...150 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...2 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...32.8819 / -80.89333
ENDING LAT/LON...32.887529 / -80.86807
* 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 CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR ISLANDTON SOUTH CAROLINA ON FEBRUARY 
24 2012.

THE TORNADO INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ALONG JAMISON ROAD AND TRAVELED 
EAST/NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING ALONG HIGHWAY 63. THE WORST DAMAGE
OCCURRED ALONG FORKS ROAD AND JAMISON ROAD WHERE THE TORNADO
DAMAGED OR DESTROYED SEVERAL STRUCTURES. AT LEAST 3 MOBILE HOMES
SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE AND AT LEAST 30 TO 35 TREES WERE EITHER
COMPLETELY UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. THE TORNADO ALSO SNAPPED SEVERAL
POWER POLES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED AROUND 591
JAMISON ROAD.

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.

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