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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
100 PM EDT TUE APR 3 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS COMPLETED ITS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 
STORM THAT HIT SOUTHERN PICKENS COUNTY MONDAY MORNING.

WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE STORM PRODUCED AN F1 TORNADO WITH WINDS 
OF ABOUT 80 MPH.  THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN AT 455 AM EDT.  THE 
TRACK OF THE STORM STARTED JUST NORTH OF CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AND 
EXTENDED TO THE EAST NORTHEAST FOR 3 MILES. THE STORM CROSSED 
HIGHWAY 123 NEAR MORRISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL...WENT THROUGH SEVERAL 
SUBDIVISIONS THEN CROSSED HIGHWAY 123 AGAIN BEFORE DISSIPATING.

MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS PRODUCED BY TREES FALLING ON HOMES AND 
AUTOMOBILES...BUT SOME HOMES SHOWED DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH 65 MPH 
WINDS.

OUR THANKS TO DON EVETT FROM PICKENS COUNTY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND 
ALL THE PEOPLE ALONG THE STORM TRACK WHO HELPED US WITH THE SURVEY.

DICARLO


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