On November 7, 1995, an outbreak of 40 tornadoes affected the Southeast. 28 of these tornadoes occurred in the state of South Carolina. This summary looks at what is officially the strongest, an F4 that hit near the town of Marion. The F4 rating is based on a 150-200 pound church bell that was moved 400-yards. Thomas Grazulis in Significant Tornadoes believes this an F2 tornado.
Main writer Nick Wilkes digs into 2 (or maybe 3) significant tornadoes that occurred in Georgia and South Carolina on March 31, 1973.
There was one tornado confirmed on December 4, 1955. It quickly hit near Brownsville, SC (Marlboro County) around dusk. The official rating in the SPC Database is F2. Grazulis believes the damage was closer to F3 strength.
Per the NHC report, “A total of 101 tornadoes have been reported in association with Frances – 23 in Florida, 7 in Georgia, 45 in South Carolina, 11 in North Carolina, and 15 in Virginia. Many of the tornadoes occurred in an outbreak over South and North Carolina on 7 September.” We look at one of those tornadoes in this summary.
There were 3 reported tornadoes on August 16, 1968. The strongest was an F3 that hit parts of Douglas County, NE and the city of Omaha. Significant damage occurred in the Bel Air section.
Hurricane Danny came ashore near Pecan Island, LA on August 16, 1985. It quickly decreased in intensity as it tracked through the southeast. Numerous tornadoes were confirmed from August 15-17. Per a Monthly Weather Review article, there were 3 tornadoes on the 15th and 40+ on the 16th.
A tornado outbreak occurred on August 16, 1994 in association with the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl. The topic of this summary is on one of those tornadoes: a strong F3 in Lexington County, SC.
A tornado made a skipping trek through parts of Myrtle Beach, SC on July 6, 2001. It began near the Myrtle Beach Pavilion at 9th Ave N and moved just offshore becoming a waterspout. It skirted the beach causing F2 damage, overturning buses and causing damage to hotels along the beach.