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Event Summary

A weak and brief EF-0 tornado moved onto the south central part of Kiawah Island, possibly starting as a waterspout. The tornado traveled west about 1/10 mile before dissipating. Beach chairs and umbrellas were thrown. There were no apparent injuries or structural damage. Video of the event was recorded by the public and relayed by local television media.


Tornado Details


Kiawah Island Tornado

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Track of Kiawah Island Tornado







Damage Survey Track

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Estimated Max Wind:

55-65 mph


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Damage Path Length:

.10 mi

Max Path Width:

20-30 yards

Est. Start Point/Time:

32.6007N / 80.0890W

10:28 AM EDT

Est. End Point/Time:

32.60040N / 80.0910W

10:32AM EDT



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