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NOUS42 KCAE 261924  
PNSCAE  
GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ015-016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-  
262330-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA  
324 PM EDT FRI MAY 26 2017  
 
...TORNADO CONFIRMED NORTHEAST OF LANCASTER IN LANCASTER  
COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA AND CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO UNION COUNTY  
NORTH CAROLINA...  
 
LOCATION...NORTHEAST OF LANCASTER IN LANCASTER COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND CONTINUED NORTHEAST INTO UNION COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA  
DATE...05 24 2017  
ESTIMATED TIME...4:19 PM  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...8 MILES  
* 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 COLUMBIA HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NORTHEAST  
OF LANCASTER IN LANCASTER COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA ON 05/24/2017.  
 
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NORTHEAST OF LANCASTER CLOSE TO THE NORTH  
CAROLINA STATE LINE NEAR SHILOH UNITY ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED  
NORTHWARD CAUSING EF-0 DAMAGE TO CROPS AND TREES NEAR LOCKER ROAD.  
THE TORNADO WAS IN LANCASTER COUNTY FOR 0.5 MILES HAVING A PATH  
WIDTH OF NO MORE THAN 50 YARDS. THE MAXIMUM WIND SPEED DURING THIS  
TIME WAS 75 MPH.  
 
THE TORNADO MOVED ACROSS THE STATE LINE AND TRACKED NORTHEAST FOR  
OVER 7 MILES. MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS TO TREES BUT A FEW  
STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS TO A BARN  
THAT HAD THE SIDES AND MUCH OF THE ROOF TORN OFF. THIS AREA  
RECEIVED A RATING OF EF-1 WITH MAXIMUM WINDS SPEEDS OF 100 MPH.  
 
THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WEATHER.GOV/CAE.  
 
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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