may

05mayAll DayCornwell (Chester County, SC)

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Start Time: 6:32 pm EDT

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  100 mph

Path length: 4.75 miles

Width: 100 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County: Chester

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 34.6436 / -81.1902

End Lat/Lon: 34.6168 / -81.1139


A National Weather Service damage survey has confirmed an EF1 tornado occurred the evening of May 5 in southeast Chester County with a path from Highway 321 south of Chester southeastward to just past Discovery Road south of Highway 97.  Peak winds of 100 mph were estimated form numerous large trees snapped or uprooted. Some damage to the siding of a home and to a mobile home was also found. No injuries have been reported.  A second tornado touched down further southeast which moved into Lancaster County. Information on the second tornado will be given in a separate PNS.


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