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NOUS42 KGSP 021547
PNSGSP
SCZ003-006-022000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
1047 AM EST WED MAR 2 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR 6 MILES N OF TRAVELERS REST...

LOCATION...6 MILES N OF TRAVELERS REST IN GREENVILLE COUNTY SC
DATE...02/28/2011
ESTIMATED TIME...502 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...60 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.3 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.0551N / 82.4425W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.0522N / 82.4187W
* 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 HAS CONFIRMED
A TORNADO NEAR 6 MILES N OF TRAVELERS REST IN GREENVILLE COUNTY
SOUTH CAROLINA ON 02/28/2011. THE TORNADO DAMAGE STARTED ALONG
GOODWIN ROAD...JUST EAST OF GOODWIN BRIDGE ROAD. SPORADIC DAMAGE
OCCURRED BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH OF GOODWIN ROAD...MAINLY IN THE FORM
OF NUMEROUS TREES EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED OFF JUST ABOVE THE
GROUND. ONE TREE FELL ON A MOBILE HOME ON GOODWIN ROAD. ANOTHER
MOBILE HOME ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD HAD ITS UNDERPINNING
BLOWN OUT AND THE METAL AWNING OF A DECK WAS BLOWN OFF THE HOME
AND INTO A NEARBY TREE. SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED FURTHER
EAST TO NEAR HIGHWAY 25 WHERE MORE TREES WERE UPROOTED NEAR THE
HUNTING CAMP RESTAURANT. WHILE THE STORM MOTION WAS IN A SOUTHEAST
DIRECTION...MOST OF THE DAMAGE ALONG GOODWIN ROAD WAS BLOWN TO THE
NORTHEAST...INDICATIVE OF INFLOW INTO THE PARENT STORM. THIS WAS
ALSO CONSISTENT WITH RADAR DATA...INDICATING THAT A TORNADO WAS
MOST LIKELY THE CAUSE OF THIS AREA OF DAMAGE.

SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED ACROSS HIGHWAY 25 ALONG BOSWELL
ROAD...AND THE TORNADO DAMAGE ENDED BEFORE BOSWELL ROAD INTERSECTS
WITH HIGHWAY 414. OTHER TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED AS MUCH AS A QUARTER
OF A MILE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK...AND WAS CONSISTENT
WITH STRONG DOWNBURST WINDS...AS THIS DAMAGE WAS BLOWN PARALLEL TO
THE STORM MOTION. THEREFORE...THE TORNADO WAS LIKELY EMBEDDED
WITHIN THE LARGER SWATH OF A MICROBURST ASSOCIATED WITH THE LINE
OF THUNDERSTORMS THAT PASSED THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

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.

$$

BSH/JDL

NOUS42 KGSP 011950
PNSGSP
SCZ019-020000-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
250 PM EST TUE MAR 1 2011

...MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ CONFIRMED NEAR
NINETY SIX IN GREENWOOD COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA...

LOCATION...FROM NINETY SIX TO THE SOUTHERN SHORES OF LAKE
GREENWOOD IN SOUTHERN GREENWOOD COUNTY.
DATE...FEBRUARY 28 2011
ESTIMATED TIME...655 PM EST
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...60 TO 70 MPH.
* 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 MICROBURST /STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE/ FROM NINETY SIX
TO THE SOUTHERN SHORES OF LAKE GREENWOOD IN SOUTHERN GREENWOOD
COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA ON FEBRUARY 28 2011. DAMAGE ACROSS THIS AREA
CONSISTED MAINLY OF NUMEROUS TREES BLOWN DOWN.

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

FOR REFERENCE...
A MICROBURST IS A CONVECTIVE DOWNDRAFT WITH AN AFFECTED OUTFLOW AREA
OF LESS THAN 2 1/2 MILES WIDE AND PEAK WINDS LASTING LESS THAN
5 MINUTES. MICROBURSTS MAY INDUCE DANGEROUS HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL
WIND SHEARS...WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND
CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS ARE GENERALLY ANY WIND
THAT IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ROTATION...USED MAINLY TO DIFFERENTIATE
THEM FROM TORNADIC WINDS.

$$

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