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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
452 PM EDT MON JUN 3 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ANDERSON IN ANDERSON COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...7 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF ANDERSON IN ANDERSON COUNTY
SOUTH CAROLINA
DATE...JUNE 2, 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...409 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...125 YDS
PATH LENGTH...4.05 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.49 / 82.78W
ENDING LAT/LON...34.52 / 82.71W
* 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 GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR ANDERSON IN ANDERSON COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA ON JUNE 2, 2013.

A TORNADO WITH AN INTERMITTENT 4 MILE DAMAGE PATH LENGTH FIRST
TOUCHED DOWN IN A PASTURE IN THE VICINITY OF THE INTERSECTION OF
COUNTRY MEADOWS RD AND HIGHWAY 187 TO THE EAST OF LAKE HARTWELL. THE
TORNADO CAUSED DAMAGE AT A FARMSTEAD AS IT MOVED TO THE EAST WHERE
SOME METAL ROOFING ON A WELL BUILT SHED WAS PEELED BACK. ALSO...A
LARGE BAIL OF HAY WEIGHING ABOUT 3000 LB AND ITS PROTECTIVE SHED
WERE TOSSED IN THE AIR AND MOVED ABOUT 100 FT.

THE TORNADO APPARENTLY LIFTED AS IT MOVED EAST-NORTHEAST. IT
TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN IN THE VICINITY OF 1609 BUSBY RD WHERE
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE WAS DONE TO A RESIDENCE. A LARGE PORTION OF
ROOFING WAS REMOVED FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HOUSE. ALSO A DECK
ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE HOME WAS LIFTED OVER THE HOUSE AND
DEPOSITED ON BUSBY RD. THE HOUSE WAS ALSO SLIGHTLY DISLODGED OFF
ITS FOUNDATION. IN ADDITION...THE GARAGE DOOR ON THE EAST SIDE OF
THE HOME WAS BLOWN IN AND NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF OR
UPROOTED AROUND THE HOME. A SMALL STORAGE SHED WAS ALSO MOVED OFF
ITS FOUNDATION. 

THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE IN GENERALLY AN EASTWARD DIRECTION
BUT APPARENTLY LIFTED AGAIN. THE TORNADO THEN TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN
IN THE VICINITY OF THE INTERSECTION OF MAR-MAC AND MARTIN RDS.
NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF AND UPROOTED. A COUPLE
SHEDS SUSTAINED MINOR DAMAGE HERE ALONG WITH SHINGLE DAMAGE TO A
RESIDENCE.

THE TORNADO CONTINUED ITS GENERAL EASTWARD TREK BUT LIFTED AGAIN
BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN ONE LAST TIME IN THE VICINITY OF TIFFANY DR
AND OAK KNOLL TERRACE. ONE LARGE PINE TREE SNAPPED OFF HERE AND
ANOTHER WAS UPROOTED. BOTH TREES FELL ON A HOUSE CAUSING
CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE. THE STORM APPARENTLY CAUSED NO ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE FROM HERE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

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.

$$

LG