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Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
559 PM EDT SUN APR 20 2008

...TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN NORTH CAROLINA...

THE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HAS COMPLETED ITS INITIAL SURVEY OF TWO STORM TRACKS IN THE
WESTERN PIEDMONT OF NORTH CAROLINA.

THE FIRST TRACK INDICATED A TORNADO JUST SOUTH OF FALLSTON IN
NORTHERN CLEVELAND COUNTY. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 4.5 MILES LONG AND
25 YARDS WIDE. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND BETWEEN 805 AND 811
PM EDT. THE WIND SPEED IN THE TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN
100 AND 105 MPH. THE EQUATES TO AN EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA
SCALE.

THE SECOND TRACK INDICATED A TORNADO ABOUT 5 MILES WEST OF
LINCOLNTON. THE DAMAGE PATH WAS 4.1 MILES LONG AND 30 YARDS WIDE.
THE EXACT TIME OF THE TORNADO HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED...BUT MOST
WITNESSES ESTIMATED THAT THE STORM HIT BETWEEN 910 AND 915 PM EDT.
THE WINDS SPEED IN THE TORNADO WAS ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 95 AND
105 MPH. THIS EQUATES TO AN EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

IF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS NEED...PLEASE CONTACT THE VINCE
DICARLO 864-848-9970 X 223.


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DICARLO