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September 7, 2004 Tornado Outbreak


Florence and Darlington County Tornado

Time of Tornado: 5:45 pm to 5:47 pm EDT

Storm Track

Storm Information

At 5:45 pm, a tornado began in Florence County 2.6 miles N of Quinby. The tornado continued 0.4 miles across Florence County and reached 3.0 miles N of Quinby before exiting the county. The tornado then entered Darlington County 7.9 miles ESE of Darlington, and continued 0.6 miles before ending 7.5 miles ESE of Darlington at 5:47 pm. The total path length was 1.0 mile and the total path width was 30 yards.


Radar Imagery (click to enlarge)

Base Reflectivity

Storm Relative Velocity

Base Reflectivity

Storm Relative Velocity
Storm Damage

The tornado caused damage to a billboard and several trees adjacent to the parking lot of the Petro Truck Stop. It then moved across the county line into Darlington County snapping numerous trees in a rural area. Damage was rated as F0.


Storm Damage Pictures (click to enlarge)


Warnings in Effect



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