EF2 tornado confirmed as cause of damage in Greenville during Saturday night storms

A powerful tornado with winds reaching 115 mph cut a path from Montebello to East North Street on Saturday night, uprooting massive trees, tearing apart business facades and leaving thousands without power. The National Weather Service confirmed the tornado — classified as a strong EF2 on a scale to EF5 — after an assessment Sunday…

Tornadoes rip through the South, leaving at least 16 dead

At least 16 people were killed after tornadoes began ripping through the South on Easter, destroying homes and storefronts and leaving over 1 million people without power from an intense storm system now headed towards the Mid-Atlantic. Tornadoes and severe weather hit Central Texas early Sunday, bringing “gigantic” hail and damage, and then traveled east…

2-day severe weather outbreak leaves widespread destruction across southern US

Intense winds, flooding downpours and tornadoes left behind a trail of destruction as the first severe weather outbreak of 2020 roared through the southern United States. From Friday morning to Saturday night, the storms turned deadly and left a long recovery process in its wake. During the two-day span, a total of over 650 wind…

2 EF0 tornadoes touch down in Townville

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – The National Weather Service released information Monday morning about two tornadoes that touched down in Townville Saturday evening. According to the NWS, the first EFO tornado touched down at about 8:02 p.m. It had 85 mph wind speeds and was 30 yards wide. The tornado traveled about 0.44 miles. The tornado…

Tornadoes hit Carolinas as Hurricane Dorian floods Charleston; 200K without power

A reinvigorated Hurricane Dorian roared toward the Carolinas on Thursday, bringing tropical storm conditions along the South Carolina coast and flooding in Charleston, along with the threat of tornadoes across the region, including northward into North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center said as of 2 p.m. that Dorian is a Category 2 storm with maximum…

Hurricane Dorian is spinning up a slew of tornadoes. Here’s why.

Tornado watches were plastered across the eastern Carolinas on Thursday, with a spattering of tornado warnings popping up. It sounds like a typical outbreak of summertime severe weather, but the weather forecast for the coastal Carolinas is far from ordinary: There’s a Category 3 hurricane bearing down on them. Twisters began spinning up in Dorian’s…