National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
457 PM EDT WED AUG 27 2008

...TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA AND NORTHWEST
SOUTH CAROLINA...

THE GREENVILLE SPARTANBURG OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HAS CONFIRMED TWO TORNADO TRACKS FROM TUESDAYS STORMS.

THE FIRST TRACK STARTED NEAR REED CREEK IN HART COUNTY GEORGIA.  
IT THEN MOVED NORTHWARD ACROSS LAKE HARTWELL INTO ANDERSON
COUNTY.  FROM THERE IT MOVED NORTHWARD TO NEAR TOWNVILLE IN
ANDERSON COUNTY.  THE STORM THEN FOLLOWED LAKE HARTWELL NORTHWARD
UNTIL IT MOVED ACROSS THE WESTERN PART OF THE CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
CAMPUS AND THE ADJOINING RESIDENTIAL AREA IN CLEMSON. 

THE HEAVIEST DAMAGE WAS NEAR REED CREEK AND NEAR MEMORIAL STADIUM
ON THE CLEMSON CAMPUS.  THE TRACK WAS 18 MILES LONG AND MAXIMUM
WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE BETWEEN 100 AND 105 MPH.  THIS RANKS
THE TORNADO AS AN EF-1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE.

THE SECOND STORM STARTED IN ANDERSON COUNTY JUST NORTH OF 
INTERSTATE 85 ON STATE HIGHWAY 187.  THE STORM MOVED NORTHWARD INTO
PICKENS COUNTY MAINLY THROUGH THE RESEARCH AREAS OF CLEMSON
UNIVERSITY.  THE TRACK WAS ABOUT 4 MILES LONG.  THE STRONGEST WINDS
WERE SOUTH OF THE CLEMSON GARRISON ARENA.  THESE WINDS WERE ESTIMATED
TO BE BETWEEN 115 AND 120 MPH ON A HIGH RIDGE NEAR THE ARENA.  THIS
RANKS THE TORNADO AS AN EF-2 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