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Statement as of 5:40 PM EDT on April 20, 2015


... Tornado confirmed near Lamar in Darlington County South
Carolina...

Location... Lamar in Darlington County South Carolina
date... April 19 2015
estimated time... 634 PM EST
maximum ef-scale rating... EF0
estimated maximum wind speed... 75 mph
maximum path width... 75 yards
path length... 0.50 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.13n/80.12w
ending lat/Lon... 34.14n/80.12w
* 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 Wilmington NC has confirmed a
tornado near Lamar in Darlington County South Carolina on April
19 2015.

An efo tornado damaged 2 Chicken houses and partially destroyed
another Chicken house off US Highway 401 near the intersection of
lynches River Road. The tornado crossed US Highway 401 knocking
down numerous trees and lifted as it crossed west lynches River
Road. A piece of sheet metal from a Chicken house was found in
a field off Hudson street 1 3/4 miles away.

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

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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