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Track of the Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, tornado on 28 April 2011
Approximate track of the Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, tornado on 
28 April 2011.  The tornado path is shown by the thick light blue line.  
Click on image to enlarge.
Scaly Mountain - Macon County - Tornado
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
118 PM EDT MON MAY 2 2011

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR NEAR SCALY IN MACON COUNTY NORTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...NEAR SCALY IN MACON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
DATE...04/28/2011
ESTIMATED TIME...1230 AM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...80 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...30 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...200 YARDS
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.01 / 83.30W
ENDING LAT/LON...35.02 / 83.30W
* FATALITIES...NONE
* INJURIES...NONE

* 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 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR NEAR SCALY IN MACON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA
ON 04/28/2011.

A VERY BRIEF AND INTERMITTENT TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG DRYMAN
RIDGE ROAD...IN SCALY...AROUND 1230 AM EDT THURSDAY APRIL 28,
2011. THE TORNADO FLIPPED OVER ONE MOBILE HOME...IN A NORTHWEST
DIRECTION...AND KNOCKED DOWN AND TWISTED TREES...ALSO IN A
NORTHWEST DIRECTION. THE LOCATION OF DRYMAN RIDGE ROAD IS ELEVATED
JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 106. THE TORNADO QUICKLY LIFTED...THEN
BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HIGHWAY 106...OR
NORTH OF HIGHWAY 106...CLIPPING A FEW TREES. THE TORNADO THEN
LIFTED AND NO OTHER DAMAGE COULD BE FOUND.


THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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