NOUS42 KGSP 111755

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
155 PM EDT Wed Oct 11 2017


Location...1 NNW Hudson in Caldwell County North Carolina
Date...October 08 2017
Estimated Time...601 PM to 611 PM EDT
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...105 mph
Maximum Path Width...400 yards
Path Length...6.71 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...35.86N / 81.49W
Ending Lat/Lon...35.95N / 81.46W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

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

This tornado, third and strongest in a series of tornadoes
associated with the same supercell thunderstorm, touched down in
Hudson near the intersection of Hwy 321 and Mt Herman Rd. A 
large truck was overturned at this location. The tornado moved
north/northeast, initially paralleling Mt Vernon Rd. Numerous
trees were uprooted and snapped, with one large tree falling on
and causing significant damage to a home. The tornado  peaked in
intensity near  Fairwood Dr, where two small houses had much of
their roofing material removed and a concrete block building had
its roof blown off. Two churches also had their steeples blown
off along with some additional roof damage. The tornado weakened,
but continued to blow down trees and power lines as it crossed
Alfred Hartley Rd. At that point, it entered a heavily wooded
area on Hibriten Mountain. Based upon dual pol radar data, the
tornado more than likely continued through there, with the path
re-emerging and ending in the Cedar Rock community.

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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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