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September 7, 2004 Tornado Outbreak


Darlington County Tornado

Time of Tornado: 12:35 pm EDT

Storm Track

Storm Information

At 12:35 pm, a tornado began in Darlington County 2.7 miles SW of Hartsville and ended 2.3 miles SW of Hartsville. The total path length was 1.3 miles and the total path width was 50 yards.


Radar Imagery (click to enlarge)

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Base Reflectivity (Columbia, SC Radar)
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Storm Relative Velocity (Columbia, SC Radar)
Storm Damage

Damage was mainly in the form of several snapped trees, a few of which fell onto homes and damaged roofs. Damage was most extensive along Willis Drive, approximately 1.6 miles west of US 15 on 151. The tornado lifted and crossed 151 and the Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, then touched down briefly in the neighborhood northwest of the medical center and snapped a few additional pine trees. Damage was rated F0.


Storm Damage Pictures (click to enlarge)



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