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06febAll DayEureka (Aiken County, SC)

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Start Time:  2:52 pm EST 

End Time: Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 105 mph

Path length: 1.15 miles

Width: 75 yards

Fatalities:  Unknown

Injuries: Unknown

County: Aiken

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 33.64 / -81.80

End Lat/Lon: Unknown


A NWS storm survey team determined that an EF1 tornado, with wind speeds up to 105 mph, occurred north of Vaucluse in Aiken County, SC on Thursday, 2/6/20.  The tornado began beyond a perimeter trail on the southwest side of Stable View Farm.  The tornado continued northeast across the farm where it snapped numerous pine trees.  The tornado caused minor roof damage to a barn, overturned a detached semi trailer, and destroyed 5 aluminum and vinyl stables along Springfield Church Road. 

The tornado then continued northeast, crossing Westo Road, then causing damage around a house on Smith Lane where it overturned a small equipment trailer and small RV trailer which then landed on top of an SUV.  There was mintor roof damage to the house along with numerous snapped and uprooted pine trees around the property.  The tornado then lifted as it crossed a field on the north side of Smith Lane. 

Additional straight-line wind damage in the form of a few snapped or uprooted pine trees was observed northeast along Indian Springs Road to Old Lawson Road.  The tornado was on the ground for approximately 1.15 miles and had a path width of around 75 yards at its widest point.  


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