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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
652 PM EST MON JAN 13 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 1/13/20 TORNADO EVENT...

.LORIS HIGH SCHOOL TORNADO...

START LOCATION...LORIS IN HORRY SC
END LOCATION...LORIS IN HORRY SC
DATE...JAN 13 2020
ESTIMATED TIME...1245 PM EST - 12:50 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...45 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...1.23 MILES
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.0423/-78.8659
ENDING LAT/LON...34.0492/-78.8464
INJURIES...0
FATALITIES...0


...SUMMARY...
THE TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR THE LORIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELD
AND TRACKED NEAR THE VISITOR SIDE BLEACHERS AND TREE LINE. A MOBILE
TRAILER WAS FLIPPED OVER AND A FEW PINE TREES SNAPPED OFF. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS THE MAIN PARKING LOT,
WHERE IT TOSSED SEVERAL CARS AND BLEW OUT THE WINDOWS OF DOZENS OF
OTHERS. A FEW TREE LIMBS WERE BROKEN OUT AS THE TORNADO EXITED 
ACROSS LORIS LIONS ROAD. IT ALSO RIPPED THE METAL ROOF OFF A LARGE 
STORAGE BARN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 9 AND SC-66. ABOUT 
HALF A DOZEN PINE TREES WERE SNAPPED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED CAMPBELL 
DRIVE. IT DISSIPATED AS IT ENTERED THE FOREST JUST NORTH OF THE CELL 
TOWER AT THE END OF CAMPBELL DRIVE.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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