22mayAll DayKings Mountain National Military Park (Cherokee/York Counties, SC)


Start Time: 3:29 pm EDT

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  95 mph

Path length: 12.9 miles

Width: 200 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Cherokee, York

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 35.1029 / -81.5048

End Lat/Lon:  35.1561 / -81.2886

NWS storm survey found the path of an EF1 tornado embedded within a larger area of downburst winds in the area around Kings Mountain National Military Park in northeast Cherokee and northwest York Counties. The tornado began near the intersection of Tucker Rd and Zayes Rd, crossing S Rutherford St, Oak Grove Rd, and Highway 5 before crossing into Kings Mountain N.P. The tornado moved out of the park in the area around Highway 161 N and Whitworth Rd, with damage ending in South Carolina around Henry Knob Rd and Grandview Rd N. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the entire path, but structural damage minimal in this largely rural area. Tornado damage was also found in southern Gaston County. This may have been a separate tornado and will be handled with its own PNS.


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