Myrtle Beach Tornadoes - July 6, 2001

Track Analysis


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This map shows the small damage track found in North Myrtle Beach. The damage path crossed US Highway 17. The tornado was estimated at F1 strength here and the damage path dimensions were only 0.1 miles long x 100 yards wide.




Damage was much more extensive near Myrtle Beach, as shown by this map. Evidence of four separate damage paths were found, although the primary, and possibly the parent tornado, took a path down the beachfront. The tornado was estimated at F2 strength here based on damage patterns observed. The three smaller touchdowns at the southern end of Myrtle Beach displayed F0 and F1 damage. Springmaid Pier, although not officially hit by one of the tornadoes or waterspouts, recorded a wind gust to 66 mph.


Page created July 14, 2001 Tim Armstrong
Last modified July 14, 2001