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NOUS42 KCAE 132233  
PNSCAE  
GAZ040-063>065-077-SCZ015-016-018-020>022-025>031-035>038-041-  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
533 PM EST WED FEB 13 2019  
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/12/19 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
.WEAK EF1 TORNADO SOUTH OF BOWMAN ALONG RIGBY ROAD.  
 
START LOCATION...7 S BOWMAN IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY SC  
END LOCATION...7 S BOWMAN IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY SC  
DATE...02/12/2019  
ESTIMATED TIME...06:48 PM EST  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...95 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...125.0 YARDS  
PATH LENGTH...0.61 MILES  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...33.2551 / -80.6976  
ENDING LAT/LON...33.2554 / -80.687  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
A WEAK EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN ORANGEBURG COUNTY  
APPROXIMATELY 6.6 MILES SOUTH OF THE TOWN OF BOWMAN. THE TORNADO  
INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF FLATWOODS ROAD  
AND RIGBY ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO MOVE ALONG RIGBY ROAD  
FOR JUST OVER ONE HALF MILE. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED WELL BEFORE  
REACHING REEVESVILLE ROAD. THE TORNADO DAMAGED SEVERAL DOZEN TREES  
ALONG THE PATH. MANY OF THE TREES WERE EITHER UPROOTED, SNAPPED  
OR HAD DAMAGE TO SEVERAL LIMBS. THE TREES WERE A COMBINATION OF  
HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD TREES. THERE WERE THREE STRUCTURES THAT  
WERE DAMAGED. ALL OF THE STRUCTURE WERE ALONG RIGBY ROAD, NEAR  
THE INTERSECTION OF FLATWOODS ROAD. THE TOP OF A SNAPPED OFF PINE  
TREE LANDED ON A WELL BUILT BRICK HOME. AN ELDERLY LADY WAS IN  
THE HOME AT THE TIME, BUT WAS UNINJURED. THE TREE DAMAGED A SMALL  
PORTION OF THE ROOF. A SINGLE WIDE MANUFACTURED HOME HAD SOME  
DAMAGE TO THE SHINGLES ON THE ROOF ON THE WEST END OF THE  
STRUCTURE. AN OLD WOODEN BARN HAD A PARTIALLY COLLAPSED ROOF WITH  
SHEET OF TIN NEAR THE PROPERTY. ANOTHER WOODEN BUILDING SUFFERED  
DAMAGE TO THE TIN ROOF. THE TIN BLEW EASTWARD AND WAS CAUGHT IN  
THE NEARBY TREES. THE STRONG WINDS AND TREES DOWNED A POWER LINE  
ALONG RIGBY ROAD THAT HAD TO BE REPLACED.  
 
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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