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11janAll DayTownville 1 (Anderson County, SC)

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Start Time:  8:02 pm EST

End Time: Unknown

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds: 85 mph

Path length: 0.44 miles

Width: 30 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County: Anderson

State:  South Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 34.55 / -82.914

End Lat/Lon: 34.5536 / -82.9076


Minor damage occurred off Fairplay Road southwest of Townville when an unusual anticyclonic rotation developed within a larger area of straight-line wind damage.  This first tornado spun up at the beginning of the larger area of damage, bringing down a few trees, throwing wrought-iron porch furniture off the back porch of a house, and destroying a carport-like barn. Metal sheeting from the barn roof was thrown over a quarter of a mile, with a 2×4 impaled into a tractor and several into the ground.


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