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NWS Says EF-2 Tornado Touched Down in Spartanburg, South Carolina

24 Oct 2017, 12:00 pm

The National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg, SC office says that an EF-2 tornado touched down in Spartanburg on Monday, October 23.

A Tornado Watch was issued Monday afternoon by the National Weather Service extending into the evening.



Severe storms rolled through the area, prompting both tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.

By 5 p.m. on Monday, there were already multiple reports of tornadoes around Spartanburg and Hickory.

On Tuesday, the NWS confirmed that an EF-2 tornado hit the Spartanburg area.

Possible tornado damage was also seen at the Hickory Regional Airport, where major damage to planes and hangars was reported.

Many viewers took video of the storms and damage within the area.

NEW: The US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC confirmed that an EF-2 tornado touched down yesterday in the Spartanburg, SC area.

Posted by WeatherNation on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The National Weather Service says that they will release their findings of their damage surveys Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Stay with WeatherNation as we will update the story when the information is released.


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