The National Weather Service confirmed an EF2 Tornado touched down Monday 3 SW Lowndesville, SC. The estimated peak winds were 125mph and the tornado remained on the ground for 125 yards causing extensive damage to property in it’s path.
Tornado’s are classified as follows:
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
Here’s the Official Report on Monday’s Tornado
Estimated Peak Wind: 125 mph
Path Length /statute/: 29.6534 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 150 yards
Start Date/Time: 05/03/21 1404 EDT
Start Location: 3 SW Lowndesville / Abbeville County / SC
Start Lat/Lon: 34.174 / -82.6964
End Date/Time: 05/03/21 1455 EDT
End Location: 3 NW Greenwood / Greenwood County / SC
End Lat/Lon: 34.2234 / -82.1845
Tree damage began near Russel Lake on Harpers Ferry Rd. Building
damage occurred east of there at Tater Hill Rd. A person was
injured as he was blown off his back porch. Sporadic tree damage
continued until a home on Fairfield Church Rd received EF-2
damage. EF-1 tree damage occurred from Highway 71 to Highway 28.
The tornado intensified again with EF-2 tree damage on Stevenson
Rd. EF-1 tree damage continued as the tornado moved east. EF-1
building and tree damage occurred near Highway 25 and Calhoun Rd.
The tornado lifted just east of Highway 25.