Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF1
-- Length 3.08 Miles
-- Width 90 Yards
County/Area FLORENCE
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2013-07-02 17:59:00.0 EST-5
Begin Lat/Lon 34.1919/-79.71
End Date 2013-07-02 18:10:00.0 EST-5
End Location 3NW MARS BLUFF
End Lat/Lon 34.2329/-79.6887
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 9/0
Property Damage 88.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A supercell moved north with no reports of damage until it spawned a tornado 2 miles east of Quinby in Florence County, South Carolina.
Event Narrative A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team concluded an EF1 tornado developed near the South Carolina Armory between South Stadium Road and South Greer Road. The tornado snapped a large tree and limbs were down in this location. The tornado then moved north and across Highway 76 and then across East Sammys Lane, snapping trees and downing tree limbs along its path. A couple homes were damaged in the Battery Park subdivision. One home had approximately 30 percent of its roof structure removed. Trees were down across the subdivision. The tornado continued north and nearly parallel to Williamson Road causing dozens of snapped trees and large limbs to block a large section of the roadway. After crossing Williamson Road, the tornado downed and snapped trees in a stand in the middle of a large field. Then it entered a mobile home park on the south side of East Old Marion Highway, west of Highway 327. The tornado destroyed 10 mobile homes and 2 other homes sustained major damage. In addition, there were 18 mobile homes that sustained minor damage. Nine people sustained minor injuries and were transported to the hospital, two of which were actually trapped in their homes and had to be extricated. The tornado exited the mobile home park and crossed East Old Marion Highway, snapping more trees and damaging a section of fence along the road. The tornado dissipated on the north side of East Old Marion Highway prior to reaching Highway 327. The maximum wind speed was estimated to 105 mph. The maximum path width was 90 yards. The tornado covered a little more than 3 miles in approximately 11 minutes. The monetary damage estimate is $87,979 dollars.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 9 88.00K 0.00K
(FLO)FLORENCE CITY-C FLORENCE CO. SC 07/02/2013 17:59 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 9 88.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 9 88.00K 0.00K