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Track of Fair Play and Pendleton Tornadoes on 8 April 2010
Approximate track of Fair Play, South Carolina, and Pendleton, South 
Carolina, tornadoes on 8 April 2010.  The tornado paths are shown by the 
thick red lines.  Click on image to enlarge.
Track of Fair Play Tornado on 8 April 2010
Approximate track of Fair Play, South Carolina, tornado on 8 April 2010.  
Click on image to enlarge.
NOUS42 KGSP 092104 CCA
PNSGSP
NCZ053-SCZ001>007-010-100430-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
501 PM EDT FRI APR 9 2010

...TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN THE UPSTATE ON 8 APRIL 2010...

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR FAIR PLAY IN OCONEE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

...CORRECTED FOR LAT/LON...

LOCATION...0.5 NNW TO 1 NE FAIR PLAY IN OCONEE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA 
DATE...8 APRIL 2010 
ESTIMATED TIME...500 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...40 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...0.75 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.52 / 82.99W 
ENDING LAT/LON...34.52 / 82.98W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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 NEAR FAIR PLAY IN OCONEE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA ON APRIL 8. THE TORNADO APPEARED TO TOUCH DOWN INITIALLY
ALONG HIGHWAY 59 BETWEEN CLEVELAND CREEK RD AND DOCTORS RD. PART
OF THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A MANUFACTURED HOME AT THIS LOCATION AND
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED
IN A NORTHEAST DIRECTION TOWARD THE WEST PINE GROVE RD AREA...
WHERE DAMAGE TO TREES CONTINUED TO BE NOTED AROUND THE INTERSECTION
OF GRANT RD. THE TORNADO APPEARED TO DISSIPATE IN THIS AREA. 

THE DAMAGE PATTERN WAS SUCH THAT THERE WAS A SUGGESTION OF STRONG
WINDS FLOWING IN TOWARD THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IN FACT...WHILE
MOST OF THE TREES AND DAMAGE WERE BLOWN TOWARD THE NORTH AND
NORTHEAST...SOME DAMAGE ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE DAMAGE TRACK
WAS ORIENTED TOWARD THE WEST AND NORTHWEST. THIS PATTERN IS
SUGGESTIVE OF A TORNADO. THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE SUGGESTS THAT
MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO REACHED AROUND 80
MPH...MAKING THIS AN EF0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

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.


&&
Track of Pendleton Tornado on 8 April 2010
Approximate track of Pendleton, South Carolina, tornado on 8 April 2010.  
Click on image to enlarge.
...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PENDLETON IN ANDERSON COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...4 ESE TO 5 E PENDLETON IN ANDERSON COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA 
DATE...8 APRIL 2010 
ESTIMATED TIME...530 PM EDT 
MAXIMUM EF- SCALE RATING...EF1 
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH...2 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.63N / 82.72W 
ENDING LAT/LON...34.66N / 82.70W
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* 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 NEAR PENDLETON IN ANDERSON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA 
ON APRIL 8. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE HARPER RD AREA...JUST
NORTH OF SANDY SPRINGS RD. A LARGE DETACHED GARAGE HAD ITS
WINDWARD-FACING DOORS BLOWN IN. THIS CAUSED A LARGE CARGO DOOR ON
THE BACK SIDE OF THE GARAGE TO BLOW OUT. SEVERAL HORSE STABLES ON
HARPER RD HAD METAL ROOFS PARTIALLY PEELED BACK OR BLOWN OFF.
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OFF...WITH A FEW LARGE TREES UPROOTED
IN THIS AREA. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST TO LIBERTY
HIGHWAY...JUST SOUTH OF CHERRY STREET EXTENDED. THE METAL ROOFING
WAS PARTIALLY TORN OFF A BARN AT THIS LOCATION...AND SEVERAL
OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR BLOWN AWAY. A LARGE...WELL-
CONSTRUCTED HOME RECEIVED MINOR EAVES DAMAGE AT THIS LOCATION. THE
TORNADO APPEARED TO CURVE IN MORE OF AN EAST/NORTHEAST DIRECTION
AT THIS POINT...APPARENTLY DISSIPATING SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING
LIBERTY HIGHWAY.

THE DAMAGE PATTERN WAS SUCH THAT THERE WAS A SUGGESTION OF STRONG
WINDS FLOWING IN TOWARD THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IN FACT...WHILE
MOST OF THE TREES AND DAMAGE WERE BLOWN TOWARD THE NORTH AND
NORTHEAST...SOME DAMAGE ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF THE DAMAGE TRACK
WAS ORIENTED TOWARD THE WEST AND NORTHWEST. THIS PATTERN IS
SUGGESTIVE OF A TORNADO. THE DEGREE OF DAMAGE SUGGESTS THAT
MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PENDLETON TORNADO REACHED
AROUND 90 MPH...MAKING THIS AN EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

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.

$$
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