National Weather Service Confirms Saturday Tornado in Seneca

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  • April 11, 2021
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A year after a severe tornado outbreak, Seneca saw a confirmed tornado touchdown Saturday.

NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/10/2021 TORNADO EVENT IN SENECA SC...

.SENECA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.2077 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   15.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             04/10/2021
START TIME:             05:48 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         2 WNW SENECA / OCONEE COUNTY / SC
START LAT/LON:          34.7072 / -82.9915

END DATE:               04/10/2021
END TIME:               05:50 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           2 NNW SENECA / OCONEE COUNTY / SC
END LAT/LON:            34.7165 / -82.9735

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A RADIO TOWER WAS PARTIALLY TOPPLED AND A BUSINESS LOST ABOUT
20 PERCENT OF ITS ROOF. A CAR WAS FLIPPED IN FRONT OF THE
BUSINESS. A FEW HARDWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED AND/OR UPROOTED.


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EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.
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