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Strong Thunderstorms and Heavy Rain Possible

A frontal boundary stretching from New Mexico across Texas and into the Gulf Coast will be the focus for strong to severe thunderstorms. Heavy rain, with local flooding is also possible in these areas. A low pressure area near the Carolina coast may also bring heavy rain and local flooding. Read More >

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
253 PM EST WED MAR 5 2008

...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG CONDUCTED A
STORM SURVEY IN A GREER SC NEIGHBORHOOD AND SURROUNDING AREAS...

AN AREA TWO AND A HALF MILES NORTHEAST OF GREER...BETWEEN HIGHWAY
29 AND HAMMETT STORE ROAD EXPERIENCED WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS
EARLY TUESDAY EVENING...MARCH 4. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS
CONCENTRATED ALONG BROOKDALE ACRES DRIVE AND LINDSEY RIDGE ROAD.
WINDS TOPPLED NUMEROUS TREES...DAMAGED ROOFS AND WINDOWS TO 10-15
HOMES...FLIPPED A CAR...AND DESTROYED AN OUT BUILDING.

A SURVEY OF THE DOWNED TREES...ROOF DAMAGE...AND DOPPLER RADAR
DATA CONCLUDE THAT THE DAMAGING WIND WAS ASSOCIATED WITH STRAIGHT
LINE THUNDERSTORM WINDS. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO RANGE FROM 75 TO
85 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS ESTIMATION IS BASED ON THE
EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE AND STRUCTURAL ROOF DAMAGE. INTERVIEWS WITH
HOMEOWNERS AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR DATA INDICATE THAT
THE DAMAGED OCCURRED AROUND 606 PM.

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