138  
NOUS42 KGSP 171701  
PNSGSP  
SCZ009-181715-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC  
101 PM EDT TUE APR 17 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/15/18 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
YORK COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA
 
 
START LOCATION...4 SW LAKE WYLIE IN YORK COUNTY SC  
END LOCATION...3 WSW LAKE WYLIE IN YORK COUNTY SC  
DATE...04/15/2018  
ESTIMATED TIME...02:58 PM EDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...1.05 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...35.0851 / -81.1161  
ENDING LAT/LON...35.0966 / -81.1039  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE DAMAGE PATH OF THIS TORNADO BEGAN BETWEEN CLOVER AND LAKE WYLIE,  
ALONG MOUNTAINVIEW ROAD, WHERE LARGE TREE BRANCHES WERE BROKEN. THE  
TORNADO MOVED VERY QUICKLY NORTHEAST, CROSSING SC HIGHWAY 55, WHERE  
IT THEN PASSED THROUGH THE TIMBERLAKE SUBDIVISION. SEVERAL HOMES IN  
THE SUBDIVISION SUSTAINED ROOF, SIDING, AND WINDOW DAMAGE. A NUMBER  
OF HARDWOOD TREES WERE UPROOTED, WITH LARGE BRANCHES DOWNED FROM  
OTHERS. A PLASTIC FENCE ALSO WAS DESTROYED. THE TORNADO EXITED  
TIMBERLAKE TO THE NORTHEAST, UPROOTING ADDITIONAL HARDWOOD TREES  
BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR KERRYDALE COURT. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE  
GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES.  
 
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.  
 

 
WIMBERLEY/WILKINSON  
 
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