Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 4.9 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
State SOUTH CAROLINA
County/Area ANDERSON
WFO GSP
Begin Date 08/26/2008 14:35:00 EST-5
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth WSW
Begin Location SANDY SPGS
Begin Lat/Lon 34.58/-82.81
End Date 08/26/2008 14:45:00 EST-5
End Range 2
End Azimuth W
End Location PENDLETON
End Lat/Lon 34.66/-82.81
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 A tornado touched down near highway 187 and Mt. Tabor road where a home was damaged and a tree fell on a mobile home. The tornado continued to the north, eventually moving into Pickens County. Numerous large trees were snapped off on a ridge very close to the Pickens/Anderson County line, where wind speeds were estimated at close to 120 mph, earning the tornado an EF2 rating.


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