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Tornado Confirmed in Piedmont

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This is the reason we get on the air and stay on the air for tornado warnings... the one for Greenville county did produce a tornado.  Here's the info from National Weather Service at GSP:

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
151 PM EDT TUE JUN 11 2013

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR PIEDMONT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA...

LOCATION...3 MILES EAST OF PIEDMONT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA
DATE...JUNE 10 2013 
ESTIMATED TIME...130 PM EDT
MAXIMUM EF SCALE RATING...EF-1
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...90 MPH MAXIMUM 
BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.71N/82.42W
* 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 NEAR PIEDMONT IN GREENVILLE COUNTY SOUTH
CAROLINA ON JUNE 10 2013.

THE STORM SURVEY IS ONGOING AND MORE DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED WHEN
ALL THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE LATER TODAY. 

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/GSP.

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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