Cherokee County Tornado - March 15th, 2008

EF-2
Estimated Maximum Wind:
115 mph
Injuries/Fatalities:
None
Damage Path Length:
3.6 miles
Maximum Path Width:
50 yards
Approximate Start Point:
33.9835/-85.6295 at 950 AM
Approximate End Point:
33.9920/-85.5674 at 954 AM

A National Weather Service Damage Assessment Team has surveyed the storm damage in southern Cherokee County north of Piedmont. It has been determined the damage was the result of a tornado.

The tornado briefly touched down at County Road 10, approximately 2 miles northwest of Spring Garden. Metal roof paneling was torn off a barn and one-half of a roof was torn off a brick home. Several pines trees were snapped off. The tornado was rated an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 3.6 miles, and the damage path was 50 yards wide at its widest point. The damage was consistent with winds near 115 mph.

 

 

 

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Storm Relative Velocity Image just after touch down

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Reflectivity Image just after touch down


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