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March 15th, 2008 Preliminary Storm Reports

This page displays storm reports received by WFO Columbia, along with warnings issued by WFO Columbia and surrounding offices, during the March 15th, 2008 Severe Weather Event. Blue polygons are Severe Thunderstorm Warnings, and Red Polygons are Tornado Warnings. Storm reports are preliminary, and have not been verified for accuracy unless otherwise noted.



Note: All data are considered preliminary

WFO CAE TORNADO REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
03/15/2008
0733 PM
BRANCHVILLE
ORANGEBURG
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
EMERGENCY DISPATCH REPORTS NUMEROUS COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTAL STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED IN THE TOWN OF BRANCHVILLE.
03/15/2008
0712 PM
2 SSE SUMMERTON
CLARENDON
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
POSSIBLE TORNADO AT MACK RD. NEAR DAVIS CROSSROADS 2 MI SSE OF SUMMERTON.
03/15/2008
0705 PM
DENMARK
BAMBERG
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN IN THE TOWN OF DENMARK.
03/15/2008
0705 PM
3 W ST. MATTHEWS
LEXINGTON
SC
BROADCAST MEDIA
MEDIA REPORTS TORNADO DAMAGE ON I-26 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 135 AND 136.
03/15/2008
0703 PM
10 S MANNING
CLARENDON
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
03/15/2008
0654 PM
4 WNW BLACKVILLE
BARNWELL
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AND CONTINUED EASTWARD TOWARD BRANCHVILLE.
03/15/2008
0654 PM
BRANCHVILLE
ORANGEBURG
SC
BROADCAST MEDIA
SCETV REPORTED A TORNADO TOUCHDOWN IN DOWNTOWN BRANCHVILLE. DAMAGED A FIRE STATION ON SAIRY STREET.
03/15/2008
0627 PM
1 E NORTH AUGUSTA
AIKEN
SC
BROADCAST MEDIA
LOCAL MEDIA REPORTS 2 TORNADO TOUCHDOWNS IN THE CITIES OF NORTH AUGUSTA AND BELVEDERE.
03/15/2008
0625 PM
2 S KEYSVILLE
BURKE
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS LARGE TREES DOWN AND LARGE HAIL NEAR ROAD 305 SOUTH OF KEYSVILLE.
03/15/2008
0544 PM
4 ESE LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
COUNTY 911 OFFICAL REPORTS HOME DAMAGED AND LARGE TREES DOWN AT TRUAX RD IN LEXINGTON COUNTY.
03/15/2008
0533 PM
LUGOFF
KERSHAW
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTED MUTIPLE DAMAGE REPORTS OF TREES DOWN AND HOMES DAMAGED.
03/15/2008
0505 PM
EDGEFIELD
EDGEFIELD
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
POSSIBLE TORNADO. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN. TREE ON HOUSE. MAIN DAMAGE ON HWY 378W NEAR MCCORMICK COUNTY LINE.
03/15/2008
0445 PM
6 W MCCORMICK
MCCORMICK
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
POSSIBLE TORNADO. TREES DOWN ON HWY 81 NEAR WILLINGTON. GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL ALSO REPORTED.
03/15/2008
0440 PM
PROSPERITY
NEWBERRY
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
POSSIBLE TORNADO REPORTED IN PROSPERITY. ROOF BLOWN OFF OF HOUSE AND TREES DOWN.

WFO CAE WIND REPORTS
Date
Time
Speed (MPH)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
03/15/2008
0630 PM
NORTH AUGUSTA
AIKEN
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
TREE DAMAGE IN NORTH AUGUSTA.
03/15/2008
0630 PM
CLEARWATER
AIKEN
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO A WATER TOWER NEAR THE CLEARWATER AREA. HOMES AND SHOPPING CENTER WERE EFFECTED. THE LOCATION WAS NEAR HIGHWAY 421 NEAR BATH AND CLEARWATER.
03/15/2008
0558 PM
KERSHAW
LANCASTER
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORTS CHURCH STEEPLE DAMAGED AT BOWEN AND WILDWOOD STREETS IN KERSHAW.
03/15/2008
0556 PM
5 S RED BANK
LEXINGTON
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AT HWY 6 AND HWY 302.
03/15/2008
0530 PM
LUGOFF
KERSHAW
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS TREES DOWN NEAR TOWN.
03/15/2008
0442 PM
6 NW KERSHAW
LANCASTER
SC
PUBLIC
PUBLIC REPORTED 60 MPH WIND, SIGN BLOWN DOWN AT RIVER DECK STORE.

WFO CAE HAIL REPORTS
Date
Time
Size (in)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
03/15/2008
0930 AM
0.75
1 ENE NEWBERRY
NEWBERRY
SC
PUBLIC
03/15/2008
0705 PM
1.75
8 ENE WAYNESBORO
BURKE
GA
PUBLIC
THREE WINDOWS DAMAGED ON A HOME FROM GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS. A LARGE CEDAR TREE WAS ALSO KNOCKED DOWN FROM STRONG WINDS.
03/15/2008
0705 PM
1.75
8 ENE WAYNESBORO
BURKE
GA
PUBLIC
PUBLIC REPORTED GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS LOCATED ON BOTSFORD CHURCH ROAD.
03/15/2008
0705 PM
0.75
MANNING
CLARENDON
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS PENNY SIZE HAIL IN MANNING AND SUMMERTON.
03/15/2008
0702 PM
0.75
MARTINEZ
COLUMBIA
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
LOCAL SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS NUMEROUS LOCATIONS OF TREES DOWN AND PENNY SIZE HAIL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.
03/15/2008
0650 PM
1.75
2 SE WILLISTON
BARNWELL
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
BARNWELL COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTED GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.
03/15/2008
0644 PM
0.88
3 WNW SUMMERTON
CLARENDON
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
REPORTED NEAR GOVERNOR RICHARDSON RD.
03/15/2008
0640 PM
0.88
4 NNW IRMO
RICHLAND
SC
PUBLIC
03/15/2008
0630 PM
1.00
3 S AIKEN
AIKEN
SC
PUBLIC
TREES ALSO REPORTED DOWN NEAR VIRGINIA ACRES
03/15/2008
0627 PM
0.75
NORTH AUGUSTA
AIKEN
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORTS PENNY SIZE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS IN NORTH AUGUSTA.
03/15/2008
0625 PM
1.00
6 E PROSPERITY
NEWBERRY
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTS QUARTER SIZE HAIL NEAR THE TOWNS OF PROSPERITY AND LITTLE MOUNTAIN.
03/15/2008
0558 PM
1.00
8 E EDGEFIELD
EDGEFIELD
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORT NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
03/15/2008
0558 PM
0.75
4 SE BISHOPVILLE
LEE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORTS HIGH WINDS AND PENNSY SIZE HAIL NEAR THE TOWN OF WISACKY.
03/15/2008
0555 PM
0.75
2 SW RED BANK
LEXINGTON
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
PENNY SIZE HAIL AROUND WHITE KNOLL HIGH SCHOOL.
03/15/2008
0553 PM
1.75
4 SW RED BANK
LEXINGTON
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL ON BOILING SPRINGS ROAD.
03/15/2008
0544 PM
1.00
6 ESE SWANSEA
CALHOUN
SC
NWS EMPLOYEE
NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS ONE INCH HAIL.
03/15/2008
0544 PM
1.00
4 E SWANSEA
LEXINGTON
SC
NWS EMPLOYEE
NWS EMPLOYEE REPORTS ONE INCH HAIL.
03/15/2008
0544 PM
1.75
5 SE BLYTHEWOOD
RICHLAND
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORT LARGE HAIL AT LONG CREEK AREA.
03/15/2008
0544 PM
0.88
1 S GILBERT
LEXINGTON
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORTS LARGE HAIL ONE MILE SOUTH OF GILBERT.
03/15/2008
0544 PM
0.75
1 S BISHOPVILLE
LEE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORTS PENNY SIZE HAIL AND ROTATING CLOUDS.
03/15/2008
0537 PM
1.50
2 N JOHNSTON
SALUDA
SC
CO-OP OBSERVER
COOP OBSERVER REPORTED HAIL COVERING THE YARD.
03/15/2008
0528 PM
0.88
2 N LUGOFF
KERSHAW
SC
CO-OP OBSERVER
COOP OBSERVER REPORTS NICKEL AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL IN LUGOFF.
03/15/2008
0516 PM
1.00
1 NE COLUMBIA
RICHLAND
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS NICKEL AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT TWO NOTCH AND BOOKMAN RD.
03/15/2008
0502 PM
1.75
6 WSW BLYTHEWOOD
RICHLAND
SC
CO-OP OBSERVER
OBSERVER REPORTS GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL COVERING YARD.
03/15/2008
0502 PM
1.00
3 NE COLUMBIA
RICHLAND
SC
BROADCAST MEDIA
NEWS MEDIA REPORTS QUARTER SIZE HAIL IN PONTIAC.
03/15/2008
0456 PM
1.75
MCCORMICK
MCCORMICK
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
MCCORMICK COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTS GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL IN THE TOWN OF MCCORMICK AND THE TOWN OF MT CARMEL.
03/15/2008
0445 PM
0.88
1 NE NEWBERRY
NEWBERRY
SC
PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZE HAIL REPORTED ALONG WITH ESTIMATED WINDS OF 65 MPH.
03/15/2008
0433 PM
1.00
NEWBERRY
NEWBERRY
SC
PUBLIC
ONE-INCH HAIL REPORTED IN TOWN.
03/15/2008
0418 PM
1.00
CHAPPELLS
NEWBERRY
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPPELLS SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL IN DOWNTOWN.
03/15/2008
0414 PM
1.00
NEWBERRY
NEWBERRY
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
NEWBERRY POLICE REPORT QUARTER SIZE HAIL AT STATE ROAD 56 AND BUSH RIVER ROAD.
03/15/2008
0409 PM
1.75
2 N SILVERSTREET
NEWBERRY
SC
CO-OP OBSERVER

WFO CAE FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
03/15/2008
0546 PM
1 S BISHOPVILLE
LEE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SPOTTER REPORTS FUNNEL CLOUD NEAR VICINITY OF I-20 NEAR BISHOPVILLE.
03/15/2008
0525 PM
1 E IRMO
RICHLAND
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
SHERIFFS OFFICE REPORTS FUNNEL CLOUD AT 1-26 INTERCHANGE IN IRMO.
03/15/2008
0504 PM
IRMO
RICHLAND
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED AT 1-26 AND LAKE MURRAY BLVD.
03/15/2008
0437 PM
2 N PROSPERITY
NEWBERRY
SC
PUBLIC
FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED ON HWY 76 AT MT BURKE AND GARMEN ROAD.


 


 

 

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