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Statement as of 12:27 PM EDT on October 24, 2014

... Tornado confirmed near Westminster in Oconee County South

Location... 6 mi WNW of Westminster in Oconee County South Carolina
date... October 14 2014
estimated time... 811 am EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph
maximum path width... 100 yards
path length... one half mile
beginning lat/Lon... 34.68n / 83.21w
ending lat/Lon... 34.69n / 83.21w
* 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 Greenville-Spartanburg SC has
confirmed a tornado 6 miles WNW of Westminster in Oconee County
South Carolina on 10/14/2014.

A brief... weak tornado with a narrow discontinous path of tree
damage was surveyed on the property of Fair Play wilderness Camp
school west of Long Creek Highway. Approximately 25 Hardwood and
softwood trees were toppled and/or uprooted.

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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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