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Track of Buck Stand Tornado on 3 May  2010
Approximate track of Buck Stand tornado in Abbeville County, South Carolina, 
on 3 May 2010.  The tornado path is shown by the thick blue line.  Click on 
image to enlarge.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
435 PM EDT MON MAY 3 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTH OF ABBEVILLE IN ABBEVILLE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...ROUGHLY 5 MILES NORTH OF ABBEVILLE IN ABBEVILLE COUNTY
SOUTH CAROLINA
DATE...MAY 3, 2010
ESTIMATED TIME...907 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 TO 80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...0.8 MILES
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO ROUGHLY 5 MILES NORTH OF ABBEVILLE IN
ABBEVILLE COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA ON MAY 3, 2010. THE TORNADO
APPEARED TO TOUCHDOWN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF KAY ROAD...ABOUT 3
TENTHS OF A MILE EAST OF HIGHWAY 20. THE TORNADO TRAVELED ABOUT
EIGHT TENTHS OF A MILE...CROSSING KAY ROAD...WHERE THE ROAD JOGS
TO THE SOUTHEAST...BEFORE DISSIPATING.

THE INITIAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN APPEARED IN A RURAL AREA WHERE TREES
WERE KNOCKED OVER OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TOWARD A MORE
POPULATED AREA WHERE IT IMPACTED A HOME AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.
TREES WERE SNAPPED...BROKEN OR UPROOTED IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
AND/OR IN A SUBTLE CONVERGENT PATTERN. A CAMPER WAS PUSHED ABOUT
10 FEET INTO A STORAGE BUILDING. SOME ROOF DAMAGE WAS NOTED AT THE
HOME. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST AND PEELED OFF
PARTS OF A TIN BARN ROOF. THE TORNADO APPEARED TO CROSS KAY ROAD AND
IMPACTED ANOTHER RESIDENT WHERE MULTIPLE TREES WERE FELLED OR
SNAPPED IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN. A COUPLE WINDOWS WERE BLOWN OUT
OF AN EXTRA BUILDING ON THE PROPERTY AND A SHED OVERTURNED.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

$$
STUREY



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