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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
255 PM EDT TUE JUN 11 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PIEDMONT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...2.5 ENE PIEDMONT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA
DATE...JUNE 10 2013
ESTIMATED TIME...120 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH 
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...80
YARDS PATH LENGTH...1.5 
MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.72 N / 82.42 W 
ENDING LAT/LON...34.72 N / 82.40 W
* 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 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC HAS
CONFIRMED A TORNADO THAT BEGAN 2.5 MILES ENE OF PIEDMONT IN
GREENVILLE COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA ON JUNE 10 2013.

THE TORNADO BEGAN IN A WOODED AREA NORTHEAST OF LAUREN TERRACE
ROAD...WHERE A COUPLE OF TREES WERE UPROOTED...WITH ONE TREE
TAKING DOWN A POWER LINE. NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS WERE SNAPPED AND A
FEW TREES UPROOTED ALONG A CREEK BED JUST EAST OF THIS LOCATION.
THE TORNADO INITIALLY TRAVELED IN A DIRECTION SLIGHTLY NORTH OF
EAST...BUT THEN VEERED DUE EAST TO THE PRINCE LAKE AREA...WHERE
MULTIPLE LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED...WITH SOME TREES SNAPPED NEAR
THE BASE. THE TORNADO TRAVELED EAST FROM HERE...CONTINUING TO SNAP
LARGE LIMBS AND UPROOT SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE TREES AS IT CROSSED
OLD GUNTER RD AND MELLYN STREET. ALONG WITH THE DAMAGE NOTED NEAR
PRINCE LAKE...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR A
RESIDENCE ALONG EMILY LANE...BETWEEN MELLYN ST AND MELLWOOD DRIVE.
ABOUT A HALF DOZEN LARGE TREES WERE UPROOTED OR SNAPPED NEAR THE
BASE AT THIS LOCATION. NUMEROUS LARGE LIMBS WERE ALSO DOWNED. THE
TORNADO APPARENTLY DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER THIS...BETWEEN
MELLWOOD DR AND CAROL DR. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE WAS
BLOWN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST OR ALMOST DUE NORTH. CONSIDERING THE
PATH OF MOTION...THE FACT THAT THE DAMAGE WAS BLOWN ACROSS THE
PATH WAS SUGGESTIVE OF WIND FLOWING INTO THE PARENT STORM...
CONFIRMING A TORNADIC CIRCULATION.

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO DAMAGE...OCCASIONAL DOWNBURST DAMAGE...
WITH PEAK WIND GUSTS ESTIMATED AT 60 MPH...WAS NOTED SOUTH OF THE
MAIN DAMAGE PATH...FROM OLD PELZER RD...DOWN EMILY LANE...ACROSS
AUGUSTA RD...AND DOWN BLAKELY AVENUE AND GRIFFIN MILL RD.

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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