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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
250 PM EDT WED APR 18 2018  
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 15 2018 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT
 
 
   
DOWNBURST WIND EVENT CONFIRMED IN LEXINGTON COUNTY NEAR LEXINGTON
 
 
LOCATION...TOWN OF LEXINGTON IN LEXINGTON COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA  
DATE...APRIL 15 2018  
ESTIMATED TIME...214 PM EDT  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...100 TO 110 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...75 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.25 MILES (500 YARDS)  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A DOWNBURST OCCURRED ALONG A BOWING LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS AS IT  
APPROACHED LAKE MURRAY JUST NORTH OF THE TOWN OF LEXINGTON. THE  
DAMAGED WAS CONFINED TO AN AREA BETWEEN MARITIME TRAIL AND LAKE  
MURRAY TERRACE OFF OF YACHTING ROAD. THE MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS  
ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT RANGED FROM 100-110 MPH. THIS IS EQUIVALENT  
TO WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO (86-110 MPH).  
THERE WERE NEARLY 4 DOZEN TREES EITHER UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. A  
MAJORITY OF THE TREES WERE HARDWOOD TREES ALONG WITH SOME SOFTWOOD  
TREES. SEVERAL OF THE TREES WERE 3 TO 4 FEET IN DIAMETER AND VERY  
MATURE. AT LEAST A HALF DOZEN HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY FALLEN TREES  
OR LARGE LIMBS. ONE HOME HAD SERIOUS DAMAGE AS A LARGE OAK TREE  
FELL ONTO THE HOME SEVERELY DAMAGING THE ROOF AND A PORTION OF  
THE HOME. AT LEAST 2 VEHICLES HAD DAMAGE FROM FALLEN TREES AND  
LIMBS.  
   
DOWNBURST WIND EVENT CONFIRMED IN RICHLAND COUNTY NEAR BALLENTINE
 
 
LOCATION...NEAR BALLENTINE IN RICHLAND COUNTY SOUTH CAROLINA  
DATE...APRIL 15 2018  
ESTIMATED TIME...220 PM EDT  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90-100 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...50 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.10 MILES (165 YARDS)  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A DOWNBURST OCCURRED ALONG A BOWING LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS AS THEY  
MOVED ACROSS LAKE MURRAY. THE DAMAGE WAS MAINLY CONFINED TO A  
COVE ALONG MUSKRAT RUN WHICH IS LOCATED OFF OF SALEM CHURCH ROAD.  
THE MAXIMUM WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT RANGED FROM  
90-100 MPH. THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO WIND SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN  
EF-1 TORNADO (86-110 MPH). THERE WERE OVER 2 DOZEN TREES MOSTLY  
UPROOTED WITH A COUPLE THAT WERE SNAPPED. THE TREES WERE A MIX  
OF HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES. ONE TREE DID FALL AND REACHED THE  
PATIO OF A HOME, BUT DID LITTLE TO NO DAMAGE.  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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