National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Columbia SC
1124 PM EDT Sun Apr 15 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/15/18 Tornado Event...

...Tornado confirmed in Lexington County South Carolina...

Start Location...Lexington in Lexington County South Carolina
End Location...Lexington in Lexington County South Carolina
Date...April 15 2018
Estimated Time...215 PM to 216 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...75 to 80 mph
Maximum Path Width...100 yards
Path Length...0.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.0110N/-81.2106W
Ending Lat/Lon...34.0167N/-81.2076W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0
* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change
Pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS Storm Data.
...Summary...
The tornado damage began near Saddlebrooke Road. The tornado continued
to the north-northeast for approximately 0.4 miles, ending along Kenwood
Drive just before John Preston Drive. Numerous hardwood and softwood trees
were snapped and uprooted along the path of the tornado. A few trees
were down on homes and vehicles. Peak winds were estimated to be 80 mph.

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...Tornado confirmed in IRMO South Carolina...

Start Location...Irmo in Lexington County South Carolina
End Location...Irmo in Lexington County South Carolina
Date...April 15 2018
Estimated Time...217 PM to 218 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...85 to 95 mph
Maximum Path Width...150 yards
Path Length...1.4 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...34.0501N/-81.1735W
Ending Lat/Lon...34.0660N/-81.1604W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0
* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change
Pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS Storm Data.

...Summary...
Tornado damage began just north of the Broad River near Saluda Shoals
Park and Woodwinds Drive. The tornado continued to the north-northeast
for approximately 1.4 miles, ending near Lockner Road before reaching
Bower Parkway and the Columbiana Station shopping center. Numerous
hardwood and softwood trees were snapped and uprooted along the path of
the tornado. Many trees were down on homes and vehicles. Peak winds were
estimated to be 95 mph.


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