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September 7, 2004 Tornado Outbreak


Marlboro County Tornado

Time of Tornado: 2:05 pm EDT

Storm Track

Storm Information

At 2:05 pm, a tornado began in Marlboro County 4.5 miles SSE of Clio and ended at Clio at 2:12 pm. The total path length was 5.0 miles and the total path width was 100 yards.


Radar Imagery (click to enlarge)

Base Reflectivity

Storm Relative Velocity
Storm Damage

The tornado snapped a few trees on the south side of Hebron Dunbar Road. It moved north through rural areas snapping numerous trees en route to Clio. Around 2:10 pm the storm crossed the center of Clio at the intersection of SR 9 and SR 381, and this was where the most extensive damage occurred. Several dozen trees were either snapped off or uprooted. The largest downed trees were up to three feet in diameter. Most of the damage to structures appeared to be the result of falling trees. Damage was primarily F0 along the path leading to Clio, then the tornado intensified to a weak F1 when it reached town.


Storm Damage Pictures (click to enlarge)

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