Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 1.51 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
State SOUTH CAROLINA
County/Area PICKENS
WFO GSP
Begin Date 08/26/2008 13:47:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth SW
Begin Location CLEMSON
Begin Lat/Lon 34.67/-82.85
End Date 08/26/2008 13:50:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth NW
End Location CLEMSON
End Lat/Lon 34.69/-82.84
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay stalled just west of the Appalachians and slowly dissipated. A line of mini-supercells developed southeast of the low, resulting in several tornadoes over the Upstate and Northwest Piedmont of South Carolina during the afternoon hours of the 26th. A small amount of flash flooding also occurred, though the flooding was much worse in North Carolina.
Event Narrative This tornado tracked from Oconee County into extreme western Pickens County. The tornado lifted just after crossing the campus of Clemson University. The intermittent damage path was mainly limited to downed trees and power lines, although some minor structural damage was noted, especially on the Clemson campus near Memorial Stadium. Some trees and large limbs fell on and damaged automobiles in the Clemson area.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 245.00K 0.00K
WESTMINSTER OCONEE CO. SC 08/26/2008 11:15 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
FT LAWN CHESTER CO. SC 08/26/2008 11:18 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TOWNVILLE ANDERSON CO. SC 08/26/2008 13:21 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHERRYS OCONEE CO. SC 08/26/2008 13:36 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEMSON PICKENS CO. SC 08/26/2008 13:47 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SIX MILE PICKENS CO. SC 08/26/2008 14:20 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SANDY SPGS ANDERSON CO. SC 08/26/2008 14:35 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLEMSON PICKENS CO. SC 08/26/2008 14:45 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WARES XRDS GREENVILLE CO. SC 08/26/2008 15:05 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
CORNWELL CHESTER CO. SC 08/26/2008 18:12 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BETHANY YORK CO. SC 08/26/2008 20:30 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KINGS CREEK CHEROKEE CO. SC 08/27/2008 02:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
GAFFNEY CHEROKEE CO. SC 08/27/2008 05:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
SMYRNA YORK CO. SC 08/27/2008 05:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
WILKSBURG CHESTER CO. SC 08/27/2008 05:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 245.00K 0.00K