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Public Information Statement
Issued: 3:53 PM EDT Sep. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Tornado confirmed on joint base Charleston in Charleston
County South Carolina...

Location... joint base Charleston in Charleston County South
Carolina
date... 09/11/2017
estimated time... 248 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 84 mph
maximum path width... 60 yards
path length... 1.47 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 32.8915n / -80.0436w
ending lat/Lon... 32.9703n / -80.0604w
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado on joint base Charleston in Charleston County South
Carolina on 09/11/2017.

The weak, short-lived tornado, associated with the outer rainbands
of tropical storm Irma, touched down near the joint base
Charleston flight line and traveled along a discontinuous path
toward the north-northwest. The tornado pushed back the edge of
the roof on the control tower, damaged facia of a nearby building
near the flight line, and damaged the roof of another metal
building on the base. Farther northwest on the wrenwoods Golf
course, the tornado blew down two large Oak trees and snapped
large branches off other trees. The tornado then dissipated just
beyond the north side of The Golf Course, about 2 minutes after
touchdown.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/chs.

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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353 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

... Tornado confirmed on joint base Charleston in Charleston
County South Carolina...

Location... joint base Charleston in Charleston County South
Carolina
date... 09/11/2017
estimated time... 248 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 84 mph
maximum path width... 60 yards
path length... 1.47 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 32.8915n / -80.0436w
ending lat/Lon... 32.9703n / -80.0604w
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado on joint base Charleston in Charleston County South
Carolina on 09/11/2017.

The weak, short-lived tornado, associated with the outer rainbands
of tropical storm Irma, touched down near the joint base
Charleston flight line and traveled along a discontinuous path
toward the north-northwest. The tornado pushed back the edge of
the roof on the control tower, damaged facia of a nearby building
near the flight line, and damaged the roof of another metal
building on the base. Farther northwest on the wrenwoods Golf
course, the tornado blew down two large Oak trees and snapped
large branches off other trees. The tornado then dissipated just
beyond the north side of The Golf Course, about 2 minutes after
touchdown.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/chs.

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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318 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

... Tornado confirmed on Johns Island in Charleston County South
Carolina...

Location... Johns Island in Charleston County South Carolina
date... 09/11/2017
estimated time... 545 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 107 mph
maximum path width... 30 yards
path length... 0.45 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 32.6750n / -80.0055w
ending lat/Lon... 32.6812n / -80.0062w
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado in Legare farms on Johns Island in Charleston County
County South Carolina on 09/11/2017.

The tornado touched down along the West Bank of the Stono river
near the Junction of abbapoola creek. The tornado initially
traveled north northwest near the Stono river, destroying a shed,
snapping a large Live Oak tree at the trunk, and damaging several
other trees. In this area, the tornado also pulled from the
ground a well pump and cement anchors for a chain link fence. The
tornado then knocked a home off pilings; the displaced residence
incurred significant roof damage and crushed a pickup truck which
was parked under the damaged house. The tornado then turned
toward the north and northeast, damaging multiple trees before
lifting along the West Bank of the Stono river. The tornado was on
the ground for less than 2 minutes.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/chs.

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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318 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

... Tornado confirmed on Johns Island in Charleston County South
Carolina...

Location... Johns Island in Charleston County South Carolina
date... 09/11/2017
estimated time... 545 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 107 mph
maximum path width... 30 yards
path length... 0.45 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 32.6750n / -80.0055w
ending lat/Lon... 32.6812n / -80.0062w
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado in Legare farms on Johns Island in Charleston County
County South Carolina on 09/11/2017.

The tornado touched down along the West Bank of the Stono river
near the Junction of abbapoola creek. The tornado initially
traveled north northwest near the Stono river, destroying a shed,
snapping a large Live Oak tree at the trunk, and damaging several
other trees. In this area, the tornado also pulled from the
ground a well pump and cement anchors for a chain link fence. The
tornado then knocked a home off pilings; the displaced residence
incurred significant roof damage and crushed a pickup truck which
was parked under the damaged house. The tornado then turned
toward the north and northeast, damaging multiple trees before
lifting along the West Bank of the Stono river. The tornado was on
the ground for less than 2 minutes.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/chs.

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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214 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

... Tornado confirmed on James Island in Charleston County South
Carolina...

Location... James Island in Charleston County South Carolina
date... 09/11/2017
estimated time... 619 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 83 mph
maximum path width... 55 yards
path length... 0.12 miles beginning
lat/Lon... 32.7264n / -79.9111w
ending lat/Lon... 32.7279n / -79.9121w
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado on James Island in Charleston County South Carolina on
09/11/2017.

The weak, short-lived tornado, associated with an outer rainband of
tropical storm Irma, touched down in a marsh north of schooner
creek and tracked north-northwest. The tornado uprooted a Live Oak
tree and damaged another tree at the edge of The Marsh. The tornado
then damaged a residence on the southeast side of seaward drive,
blowing off part of the southeast and northwest facing roof.
The tornado then crossed seaward drive, damaging another tree and
blowing 4 shutters off the southeast facing side of a residence on
Lynne Avenue. Debris carried from the seaward drive residence also
damaged a soffit on the Lynne Avenue home. The tornado then lifted
south of Parrot Point creek, less than 2 minutes after touchdown.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/chs.

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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214 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

... Tornado confirmed on James Island in Charleston County South
Carolina...

Location... James Island in Charleston County South Carolina
date... 09/11/2017
estimated time... 619 PM EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 83 mph
maximum path width... 55 yards
path length... 0.12 miles beginning
lat/Lon... 32.7264n / -79.9111w
ending lat/Lon... 32.7279n / -79.9121w
* 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 Charleston SC has confirmed a
tornado on James Island in Charleston County South Carolina on
09/11/2017.

The weak, short-lived tornado, associated with an outer rainband of
tropical storm Irma, touched down in a marsh north of schooner
creek and tracked north-northwest. The tornado uprooted a Live Oak
tree and damaged another tree at the edge of The Marsh. The tornado
then damaged a residence on the southeast side of seaward drive,
blowing off part of the southeast and northwest facing roof.
The tornado then crossed seaward drive, damaging another tree and
blowing 4 shutters off the southeast facing side of a residence on
Lynne Avenue. Debris carried from the seaward drive residence also
damaged a soffit on the Lynne Avenue home. The tornado then lifted
south of Parrot Point creek, less than 2 minutes after touchdown.

This information can also be found on our website at
weather.Gov/chs.

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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