Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 0.58 Miles
-- Width 30 Yards
State SOUTH CAROLINA
County/Area PICKENS
WFO GSP
Begin Date 08/26/2008 14:45:00 EST-5
Begin Range 2
Begin Azimuth SE
Begin Location CLEMSON
Begin Lat/Lon 34.66/-82.81
End Date 08/26/2008 14:47:00 EST-5
End Range 2
End Azimuth SE
End Location CLEMSON
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 damage path extended from northwest Anderson County, into extreme southern Pickens County, affecting the research area on the south side of the Clemson University campus. Damage was limited to downed trees and power lines. 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
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
GAFFNEY CHEROKEE CO. SC 08/27/2008 05:00 EST-5 Heavy Rain 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 245.00K 0.00K