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NWS Charleston, SC - Tornado Event - February 13, 2007
Doppler radar image of the convective line moving through the Charleston CWA at 2315Z 2/13/07
NWS Charleston Doppler radar reflectivity image at 2315Z (615 PM EST) on 2/13/07 of the convective line moving through the NWS Charleston County Warning Area


UPDATED 2/22/07 to add damage pictures

Tornado Event - February 13, 2007

SUMMARY:
An upper-level trough pushed toward the Southeast U.S./Gulf Coast region while an associated surface low pressure developed across eastern GA and western SC and tracked east across central/southern SC. Ongoing convection intensified along and south of the surface low pressure track during the mid to late afternoon. Strong low to mid-level winds along with decent low-level instability within the developing warm sector supported a line of thunderstorms with embedded bow features and strong rotation within a bookend feature at the northern end of the line closest to the surface low pressure. Click here for HPC's surface analysis/radar composite at 00Z 2/14/07 (7 PM EST 2/13/07).

Click here for a public information statement containing a summary of the damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service.

Allendale, SC EF1 Tornado:
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Track map of the Allendale, SC Tornado on 2/13/07

Sylvania, GA EF1 Tornado:
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Track map of the Sylvania, GA Tornado on 2/13/07

Damage Pictures: (courtesy of NWS Employee Michael Emlaw)
Tornado damage in Sylvania, GA on 2/13/07 Tornado damage in Sylvania, GA on 2/13/07


Sylvania, GA Downburst:
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Track map of the Sylvania, GA Downburst on 2/13/07

Damage Picture: (courtesy of NWS Employee Michael Emlaw)
Tornado damage in Sylvania, GA on 2/13/07


Event Summary: Steven Taylor, Steve Rowley, and Robert Bright
Web Design: Robert Bright

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