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NOUS42 KGSP 072220
PNSGSP
NCZ068-070-081030-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
520 PM EST Fri Feb 7 2020

...EF2 TORNADO CONFIRMED SOUTH OF KINGS MOUNTAIN ON FEBRUARY 6...

.Cleveland and Gaston Counties...

Start Location...3 ENE Grover in Cleveland County NC
End Location...3 W Crowders in Gaston County NC
Date...02/06/2020
Estimated Time...10:55 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...130 mph
Maximum Path Width...150.0 yards
Path Length...8.57 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.1797 / -81.4047
Ending Lat/Lon...35.1921 / -81.2555
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

...Summary...
The tornado began near the intersection of Battleground Rd and I-
85. Trees were snapped and uprooted along the path as it moved
east to near the intersection of Dixon School Rd and Bethlehem
Rd. Here a couple of homes were damaged. Just east of there the
strongest damage was found. A couple of high tension electrical
transmission towers were blown down. This damage suggests wind
speeds of 130 mph. The tornado weakened as it moved east with
snapped and uprooted trees as it crossed York Rd and the Gaston
County line. More snapped trees were found as the tornado moved
east crossing Pinnacle Rd and Sparrow Springs Rd. The damage
ended near Freedom Mill Rd with snapped and broken large
branches. The tornado lasted about 10 minutes.

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 200 mph
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

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

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