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April 10th, 2009 Preliminary Storm Reports

This page displays storm reports received by WFO Columbia, along with warnings issued by WFO Columbia and surrounding offices, during the April 10th, 2009 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

TORNADO REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
04/11/2009
0140 AM
GROVETOWN
COLUMBIA
GA
AMATEUR RADIO
JAMES RICHARDSON HAM OPERATOR CALL SIGN AH6 IW REPORTED POSSIBLE TORNADO DAMAGE IN GROVETOWN. TIME UNKNOWN. TREES DOWN AND TWISTED.
04/10/2009
1054 PM
3 SW AUGUSTA
RICHMOND
GA
AMATEUR RADIO
HOUSE HIT BY TORNADO IN RICHMOND CO ON PRIMROSE DR. INFO MONITORED ON RICHMOND FIRE SERVICE DISPATCH CHANNEL.
04/10/2009
0950 PM
GROVETOWN
COLUMBIA
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
POSSIBLE TORNADO REPORTED BY GROVETOWN POLICE.
04/10/2009
0950 PM
2 WSW AUGUSTA
RICHMOND
GA
AMATEUR RADIO
TORNADO ON GROUND REPORTED BY HAM RADIO OPERATOR NEAR BOBBY JONES XPWY AND GORDON HWY
04/10/2009
0837 PM
2 S JONESVILLE
UNION
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
DAMAGE TO AT LEAST 4 MOBILE HOMES. ONE TURNED 180 DEGREES. DEBRIS IN TREES. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED. OTHER DAMAGE TO CEDAR HILL TEXTILE PLANT.
04/10/2009
0810 PM
3 SE BROADWAY LAKE
ANDERSON
SC
NWS EMPLOYEE
LARGE TREE ON A HOUSE...OTHER TREES DOWN AND CARS REPORTED FLIPPED.
04/10/2009
0723 PM
2 SE TOWNVILLE
ANDERSON
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
POSSIBLE TORNADO...DAMAGE TO MOBILE HOME REPORTED
04/10/2009
0715 PM
2 S PENDLETON
ANDERSON
SC
PUBLIC
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN...DEBRIS OBSERVED IN DISTANCE AND TREE LIMBS DOWN. ALSO HAD 1 INCH HAIL.
04/10/2009
0710 PM
SIX MILE
PICKENS
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN
04/10/2009
0702 PM
3 NE SENECA
OCONEE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
HAM RADIO OPERATORS REPORT TORNADO ON THE GROUND CROSSING A FIELD. NO REPORT OF DAMAGE AT THE TIME. LOCATION BETWEEN POPLAR SPRINGS ROAD AND HIGHWAY 123
04/10/2009
0656 PM
1 W WALHALLA
OCONEE
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN NEAR WALHALLA
04/10/2009
0630 PM
12 W WALHALLA
OCONEE
SC
PUBLIC
PUBLIC REPORTED BRIEF TORNADO.

WIND REPORTS
Date
Time
Speed (MPH)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
04/11/2009
1230 AM
BALDOCK
ALLENDALE
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
POSSIBLE TORNADO. NUMEROUS TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN THE BALDOCK AREA NEAR HWY 125 AND HWY 3. TIME ESTIMATED FROM RADAR.
04/11/2009
0308 AM
TUCKASEE KING
EFFINGHAM
GA
EMERGENCY MNGR
EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORTS EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE...DOWNED POWERLINES AND SEVERAL DAMAGED PORCHES ALONG TUCKASEE KING RD...KING BLVD AND MORGAN CEMETERY RD. TIME ESTIMATED BASED ON RADAR.
04/11/2009
0208 AM
WILMINGTON
NEW HANOVER
NC
BROADCAST MEDIA
REPORTS OF LARGE LIMBS AND A FEW TREES DOWN IN PARTS OF DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON ALONG ORANGE...RANKIN...AND CASTLE STREETS. ONE LARGE LIMB FELL ON A HOUSE WITH SOME DAMAGE REPORTED.
04/10/2009
1157 PM
2 S NEW ELLENTON
AIKEN
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN 2 MILES SOUTH OF NEW ELLENTON IN AIKEN COUNTY. DAMAGE TO HOUSES. TREE ON HOUSE WITH CHILD TRAPPED INSIDE.
04/10/2009
1155 PM
7 S KEYSVILLE
BURKE
GA
AMATEUR RADIO
TREE DOWN BLOCKING WILLIAM TINDLEY ROAD IN BURKE COUNTY NEAR SAINT CLAIRE.
04/10/2009
1130 PM
7 S KEYSVILLE
BURKE
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN ALONG ROUTE 305. POSSIBLE TORNADO.
04/10/2009
1130 PM
2 NNW WAYNESBORO
BURKE
GA
LAW ENFORCEMENT
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN NEAR HWY 25 AND COHEN ROAD. POSSIBLE TORNADO.
04/10/2009
1130 PM
2 W AUGUSTA
RICHMOND
GA
EMERGENCY MNGR
POWER OUTAGES. SEVERAL ROOFS BLOWN OFF HOUSES. TREES DOWN. DAMAGE WAS ON BARTON CHAPEL ROAD NEAR HWY 78 AND SCOTT RD AT PEACH ORCHARD NEAR HWY 25.
04/10/2009
1130 PM
4 W NEW ELLENTON
AIKEN
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
SILVER BLUFF FIRE DEPARTMENT DESTROYED. BUILDING WAS LEVLED BY WIND DAMAGE.
04/10/2009
1038 PM
5 W AUGUSTA
RICHMOND
GA
AMATEUR RADIO
POSSIBLE TORNADO VICINITY OF BARTON CHAPEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON BARTON CHAPEL RD IN RICHMOND COUNTY. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. POWER LINES DOWN. METAL ROOFIING MATERIAL TWISTED IN TREES. INJURED PEOPLE BEING TREATED ON THE SCENE. POSSIBLE TORNADO ON COLUMBIA COUNTY AND RICHMOND COUNTY LINE MOVING TOWARD MARTINEZ.
04/10/2009
1030 PM
GROVETOWN
COLUMBIA
GA
PUBLIC
LARGE TREE DOWN ON RAILROAD AVE
04/10/2009
1030 PM
4 N HARLEM
COLUMBIA
GA
EMERGENCY MNGR
POWERLINES AND TREES DOWN COUNTY WIDE.
04/10/2009
1030 PM
6 W NEW ELLENTON
AIKEN
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
7 MOBILE HOMES BLOWN OFF FOUNDATIONS. OCCUPANTS TRAPPED INSIDE. NO REPORTS OF INJURIES OR DEATHS. NEAR INTERSECTION OF HWYS 302 AND 278.
04/10/2009
1010 PM
6 S MONROE
UNION
NC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
TREES DOWN ON SANDY RIDGE ROAD NEAR PLYER MILL ROAD.
04/10/2009
0950 PM
3 SSE THOMSON
MCDUFFIE
GA
EMERGENCY MNGR
TREES DOWN ON MAY ROAD.
04/10/2009
0945 PM
SALUDA
SALUDA
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
MULTIPLE TREES DOWN COUNTY WIDE.
04/10/2009
0920 PM
1 S ROCK HILL
YORK
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
ONE TREE DOWN IN LESLIE AREA ON S SIDE OF ROCK HILL.
04/10/2009
0850 PM
GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
NUMEROUS LARGE TREES DOWN ACROSS SOUTH SIDE OF GREENWOOD. MANY ROADS BLOCKED BY FALLEN TREES AND POWER LINES.
04/10/2009
0850 PM
2 E LOCKHART
CHESTER
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
TWO TREES DOWN IN NORTHWEST PART OF COUNTY TOWARD LOCKHART.
04/10/2009
0840 PM
LAURENS
LAURENS
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
NUMEROUS TREES DOWN
04/10/2009
0840 PM
3 SE MOUNT CARMEL
MCCORMICK
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
TWO TRES DOWN ON HYW 81 NEAR WILLINGTON
04/10/2009
0830 PM
ABBEVILLE
ABBEVILLE
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTED GETTING INFORMATION FROM VARIOUS SOURCES IN THE COUNTY. POWER IS OUT FOR MUCH OF ABBEVILLE COUNTY SO THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE WILL BE EVALUATED THEN. THERE ARE REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO A MOBILE HOME PARK AS WELL AS MANY STANDING HOMES. ONE REPORT OF A HOUSE THAT WAS ON A HILL THAT IS APPARENTLY NOT THERE ANYMORE. DAMAGE IS MOST EXTENSIVE AROUND THE CITY OF ABBEVILLE BUT TREES AND LARGE LIMBS DOWN AROUND CALHOUN FALLS.
04/10/2009
0805 PM
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
POWER LINES AND STREET SIGN BLOWN DOWN BY HIGH WINDS
04/10/2009
0745 PM
ANDERSON
ANDERSON
SC
NEWSPAPER
TREES AND POWER LINES DONW IN TOWN
04/10/2009
0745 PM
GREENVILLE
GREENVILLE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN NEAR GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
04/10/2009
0706 PM
E60 M
LAVONIA
FRANKLIN
GA
TRAINED SPOTTER
VERY STRONG WINDS AND OBSERVED A FUNNEL CLOUD. ELECTRIC TRANSFORMER ALSO EXPLODED NEARBY.
04/10/2009
0604 PM
4 NW HAYESVILLE
CLAY
NC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
SEVERAL TREES DOWN IN THE FIRES CREEK AREA. REPORTED BY DISPATCH.
04/10/2009
0117 PM
4 ESE ROBBINSVILLE
GRAHAM
NC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
FEW TREES DOWN NEAR FRANKS CREEK.

HAIL REPORTS
Date
Time
Size (in)
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
04/11/2009
1236 AM
1.00
3 SSE BARNWELL
BARNWELL
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
BARNWELL COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTED ONE INCH HAIL AT INTERSECTION OF HWYS 278/3/300.
04/10/2009
1030 PM
0.88
3 ENE CAMDEN
KERSHAW
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED BY SHERIFF
04/10/2009
1030 PM
1.75
EVANS
COLUMBIA
GA
EMERGENCY MNGR
MARBLE TO GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL ON VEHICLES.
04/10/2009
1011 PM
0.75
LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
SC
PUBLIC
EVENT OCCURRED BETWEEN 956 PM 04/10/2009 AND 1011 PM 04/10/2009
04/10/2009
1006 PM
0.50
LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
SC
PUBLIC
EVENT OCCURRED BETWEEN 951 PM 04/10/2009 AND 1006 PM 04/10/2009
04/10/2009
1002 PM
0.25
IRMO
RICHLAND
SC
PUBLIC
EVENT OCCURRED BETWEEN 947 PM 04/10/2009 AND 1002 PM 04/10/2009
04/10/2009
0959 PM
0.25
COLUMBIA
LEXINGTON
SC
PUBLIC
EVENT OCCURRED BETWEEN 944 PM 04/10/2009 AND 959 PM 04/10/2009
04/10/2009
0954 PM
0.88
IRMO
RICHLAND
SC
NWS EMPLOYEE
NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED IN IRMO
04/10/2009
0950 PM
0.88
2 W LEXINGTON
LEXINGTON
SC
PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED BY PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0945 PM
0.88
RIDGE SPRING
SALUDA
SC
EMERGENCY MNGR
NICKEL SIZED HAIL COVERING GROUND 1-2 INCHES DEEP
04/10/2009
0940 PM
0.88
3 WNW BATESBURG
SALUDA
SC
PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZED HAIL AT QUICK STOP
04/10/2009
0930 PM
0.75
PROSPERITY
NEWBERRY
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
REPORTED BY HAM RADIO OPERATOR
04/10/2009
0927 PM
0.88
ESE JOHNSTON
EDGEFIELD
SC
PUBLIC
NICKEL SIZED HAIL COVERING PARKING LOT AT QUICK STOP IN JOHNSTON
04/10/2009
0917 PM
0.88
5 SSW SILVERSTREET
SALUDA
SC
STORM CHASER
NICKEL SIZED HAIL REPORTED BY STORM SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0916 PM
1.00
8 WNW SALUDA
SALUDA
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
QUARTER SIZED HAIL NEAR FRUIT HILL RD
04/10/2009
0915 PM
0.50
SILVERSTREET
NEWBERRY
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
MARBLE SIZED HAIL REPORTED IN SILVERSTREET BY HAM RADIO OPERATOR
04/10/2009
0900 PM
1.75
5 SE GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
04/10/2009
0849 PM
0.88
7 WSW MOUNT CARMEL
LINCOLN
GA
EMERGENCY MNGR
NICKEL SIZED HAIL ON HWY 79 NORTH OF BEULAH.
04/10/2009
0845 PM
0.75
6 E ABBEVILLE
ABBEVILLE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
PEA TO PENNY SIZED HAIL REPORTED NEAR THE ABBEVILLE GREENWOOD COUNTY BORDER.
04/10/2009
0845 PM
0.25
6 E ABBEVILLE
ABBEVILLE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
PEA TO PENNY SIZED HAIL REPORTED NEAR THE ABBEVILLE GREENWOOD COUNTY BORDER.
04/10/2009
0840 PM
0.75
2 N MCCORMICK
MCCORMICK
SC
COUNTY OFFICIAL
PENNY SIZED HAIL ON CHESTNUT RD NR MCCORMICK
04/10/2009
0840 PM
0.75
LAURENS
LAURENS
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
04/10/2009
0830 PM
1.00
4 SSW MOUNT CARMEL
MCCORMICK
SC
OTHER FEDERAL
QUARTER SIZED HAIL AT MT CARMEL CAMPGROUND
04/10/2009
0830 PM
0.75
GRAY COURT
LAURENS
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
BASED ON RADAR...MOST LARGE HAIL SOUTH OF GRAY COURT.
04/10/2009
0828 PM
0.75
CALHOUN FALLS
ABBEVILLE
SC
AMATEUR RADIO
BASED ON RADAR...MOST LARGE HAIL NORTH TO NORTHEAST OF CALHOUN FALLS.
04/10/2009
0655 PM
1.75
EASTANOLEE
STEPHENS
GA
COUNTY OFFICIAL
04/10/2009
0654 PM
1.00
5 S TOCCOA
STEPHENS
GA
TRAINED SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0650 PM
0.88
4 NE TOCCOA
STEPHENS
GA
COUNTY OFFICIAL
04/10/2009
0600 PM
0.75
GASTONIA
GASTON
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0555 PM
1.00
SW SEAGROVE
RANDOLPH
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTED QUARTER SIZE HAIL
04/10/2009
0545 PM
0.75
WSW SEAGROVE
RANDOLPH
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
OBSERVED IN SEAGROVE
04/10/2009
0545 PM
0.75
GASTONIA
GASTON
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0540 PM
0.88
PENNINGTON GAP
LEE
VA
TRAINED SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0535 PM
0.75
6 E ELDORADO
MONTGOMERY
NC
PUBLIC
PENNY SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED ALONG FLINT HILL ROAD...WEST OF HWY 134
04/10/2009
0525 PM
1.75
4 SSW ELDORADO
MONTGOMERY
NC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL REPORTED
04/10/2009
0515 PM
1.75
6 NNW ALBEMARLE
STANLY
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
REPORTED BY A SKYWARN SPOTTER IN THE COMMUNITY OF NEW LONDON.
04/10/2009
0510 PM
1.75
3 N PLYLER
STANLY
NC
PUBLIC
PUBLIC REPORT OF GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AT ROGERS ROAD.
04/10/2009
0510 PM
1.00
6 NNW ALBEMARLE
STANLY
NC
AMATEUR RADIO
NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 740 AND HWY 52
04/10/2009
0500 PM
0.88
5 E CONCORD
CABARRUS
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
ONE INCH OF HAIL ON THE GROUND
04/10/2009
0445 PM
1.25
MOUNT PLEASANT
CABARRUS
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0441 PM
1.00
5 E CENTER CITY CHA
MECKLENBURG
NC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
04/10/2009
0430 PM
1.00
4 N CHARLOTTE
MECKLENBURG
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0429 PM
0.75
3 E CENTER CITY CHA
MECKLENBURG
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0425 PM
0.75
7 N GREENVILLE
GREENVILLE
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0420 PM
0.75
KANNAPOLIS
CABARRUS
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0420 PM
1.00
2 S CELO
YANCEY
NC
CO-OP OBSERVER
PEA TO QUARTER SIZED HAIL FELL FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND COVERED THE GROUND.
04/10/2009
0350 PM
0.75
LAWNDALE
CLEVELAND
NC
TRAINED SPOTTER
HW 182 NEAR LAWNDALE.
04/10/2009
0348 PM
0.75
GROVER
CLEVELAND
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0245 PM
0.88
SIMPSONVILLE
GREENVILLE
SC
LAW ENFORCEMENT
04/10/2009
0243 PM
0.75
GREENVILLE
GREENVILLE
SC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0205 PM
0.75
2 WSW FAIR PLAY
OCONEE
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS 1/4 TO 3/4 INCH HAIL FALLING ABOUT 1 MILE NORTH OF EXIT 1 ON I-85.
04/10/2009
0130 PM
0.75
10 NW HARTWELL
HART
GA
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0123 PM
0.88
PELZER
ANDERSON
SC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0117 PM
1.00
6 SW TOCCOA
STEPHENS
GA
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER ALSO RECORDED 48 MPH WINDS.
04/10/2009
0117 PM
0.75
3 S DACUSVILLE
PICKENS
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
04/10/2009
0117 PM
1.50
BATESVILLE
HABERSHAM
GA
PUBLIC
CAR DAMAGED.
04/10/2009
0117 PM
1.00
CONCORD
CABARRUS
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0117 PM
0.75
CONCORD
CABARRUS
NC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0117 PM
0.75
SIMPSONVILLE
GREENVILLE
SC
FIRE DEPT/RESCUE
04/10/2009
0115 PM
0.75
5 NW ANDERSON
ANDERSON
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS 3/4 INCH HAIL ON CLEMSON BLVD...ABOUT 1 MILE SOUTH OF I-85.
04/10/2009
0108 PM
0.75
4 NW ANDERSON
ANDERSON
SC
TRAINED SPOTTER
SPOTTER REPORTS 3/4 INCH HAIL ABOUT 3 MILES NORTH OF THE ANDERSON COUNTY AIRPORT.

FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTS
Date
Time
Type
Location
County
State
Rec'd From
Comments
04/10/2009
1115 PM
AIKEN
AIKEN
SC
PUBLIC
04/10/2009
0705 PM
2 NW LAVONIA
FRANKLIN
GA
PUBLIC

 

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