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06febAll DaySpartanburg (Spartanburg County, SC)

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Start Time:  10:20 am EST

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 110 mph

Path length: 10.26 miles

Width: 100 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Spartanburg

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 34.9278 / -82.0308

End Lat/Lon: 34.9723 / -81.9597


Damage began in the Clevedale area, just south of Highway 29, west of Spartanburg. Mostly tree damage was reported as the tornado moved east toward the intersection of Highway 29 and I-26, though one tree fell on a house.  In the Westgate Mall and Dorman Center areas near that intersection, structural damage occurred to a billboard and signs at businesses.  Roof damage occurred to homes and apartments east of Westgate Mall, and power poles were broken in addition to more snapped trees. The tornado strengthened as it moved east of the mall area, along West Main Street toward downtown.  Businesses on West Main lost roof panels, and at least one small outbuilding was destroyed, suggesting the peak winds of 100 to 110 mph occurred there. Tree damage was observed in downtown Spartanburg and in the Converse Heights neighborhood east of downtown.  Though the tornado was not as intense by that time, trees continued to be uprooted along the path of the tornado until it dissipated near Zion Hill Rd on the eastern outskirts of the city.


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