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Track of Lake Glenville tornado on 3 March 2012
Approximate track of the Lake Glenville tornado in Jackson County, North 
Carolina, on 3 March 2012.  The tornado path is shown by the thick red 
line.  Click on image to enlarge.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1045 AM EST FRI MAR 9 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR LAKE GLENVILLE IN JACKSON COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...LAKE GLENVILLE IN JACKSON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...03/02/2012
ESTIMATED TIME...904 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...300 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.7 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.18N / 83.19W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.18N / 83.15W
* 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 LAKE GLENVILLE IN JACKSON COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA ON 03/02/2012.

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN FRIDAY EVENING IN SOUTHERN JACKSON COUNTY
ALONG THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF LAKE GLENVILLE. A DAMAGE PATH OF
UPROOTED AND SNAPPED PINES AND HARDWOODS WAS OBSERVED ALONG PINE
CREEK AND NORTH NORTON ROADS AND ALONG WOODS MOUNTAIN TRAIL.
SHINGLE DAMAGE TO A CHURCH AND A BARN WAS ALSO OBSERVED ALONG PINE
CREEK ROAD. THE TORNADO BRIEFLY LIFTED BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN AGAIN
ALONG GLENSHORE DRIVE...SNAPPING AND UPROOTING TREES AND CAUSING A
TREE TO FALL ON A HOUSE...DAMAGING THE ROOF. THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED
THERE...AT THE SHORE OF LAKE GLENVILLE.

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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