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The National Weather Service in Columbia confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down at Ft.Jackson in South Carolina on March 3rd, 2019. 

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Fort Jackson personnel surveyed damage on the base and provided the National Weather Service with detailed damage photos which are consistent with a tornado. The tornado uprooted and snapped multiple pine trees in the vicinity of Park Road near Gills Creek. The tornado touched down about half a mile southeast of the intersection of Percival Road and Alpine Road. The tornado path length was approximately 0.6 miles with a width of about 200 yards.


Statistics Summary of the EF-1 Tornado at Ft.Jackson in SC on March 3rd, 2019

Location Estimated Start Time Maximum EF-Scale Rating Estimated Maximum Wind Speed Maximum Path Width Path Length Fatalities Injuries
Ft.Jackson, SC 7:33 P EF1 95 MPH 200 yards 0.6 miles 0 0

*This information is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data.