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Tornado Touchdown Confirmed in York County

9:12 AM, Jun 19, 2009   |    comments
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(WLTX) -- An investigative team out of the Greenville-Spartanburg National Weather Service office has confirmed a tornado touchdown Tuesday, June 16 in York County.

Terry Benthall, a meteorologist with that office, told us the tornado hit some 3 miles northwest of the town of York.

Benthall said that investigators determined it was an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which goes from EF-0 to EF-5. Wind gusts of up to 90 mph were possible with this twister.

It traveled about a mile and a half, with a damage width of 85 yards.  This was in rural areas, along Highway 5 and Beersheba Road, so no injuries or property damage was reported from this tornado.


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