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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
513 PM EST WED DEC 1 2010

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR EASLEY IN PICKENS COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...EASLEY IN PICKENS COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA
DATE...11/30/2010
ESTIMATED TIME...743 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...125 YARDS 
PATH LENGTH OF FIRST TOUCHDOWN...0.7 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.829 N / 82.605 W 
ENDING LAT/LON...34.83 N / 82.59 W
PATH LENGTH OF SECOND TOUCHDOWN...0.45 MILES 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.858 N / 82.586 W 
ENDING LAT/LON...34.8636 N / 82.583 W
* 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 EASLEY IN PICKENS COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA ON
11/30/2010.

THE TORNADO DAMAGE PATH CONTAINED TWO MAIN AREAS OF DAMAGE. THE
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN OLD MARKET SQUARE IN EASLEY AND CONTINUED
NORTHEASTWARD TO OAKDALE LANE. THE TORNADO RESULTED IN SIGNIFICANT LOSS 
OF ROOFING MATERIAL FROM DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS. MULTIPLE RESIDENTIAL
BUILDINGS HAD DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES AND BLOWN DEBRIS. SEVERAL
OUTBUILDINGS WERE OVERTURNED AND NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED OR
SNAPPED ALONG A CLEAR PATH.

A SECOND AREA OF TORNADO DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG LENHARDT
ROAD...BETWEEN THE INTERSECTIONS OF NORTH HENDRICKS ROAD AND
JAMESON ROAD. AN ANCHORED MANUFACTURED HOME WAS ROLLED 60 TO 80 FEET
AND WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED. NUMEROUS TREES IN THE AREA WERE
UPROOTED OR SNAPPED IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN.

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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