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Old 04-25-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Greenville County, SC
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Default Greenville Area--Tornadoes???

Well, my family and I are thinking about relocating to the greater Greenville area from Northern California. We have a scouting trip planned for early June and are looking forward to really checking out the area. So far, we've done a lot of research and the posts on these boards have been a wealth of information.

One of the items we have wondered about is tornado activity in Greenvillle County. My searches have indicated they should not be a concern for this area and I'm hoping some of you folks can confirm this for us. I know every area of the country has something to worry about (such as earthquakes in California), and would like to know if tornadoes are something we need to consider if we move to Greenville.

Thanks and I'm sure I'll have more questions later!

Mike
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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As a longtime resident of Greenville and the Upstate area, I can safely assure you that tornadoes are a very rare occurance here and when they do happen, are very small and "weak" compared to any that you see in the Midwest. I would say that it is by far one of the least weather-related problems to worry about.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:43 PM
 
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Default Weather

What are the most weather related items to woryy about???????
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Flash flooding is common in low-lying areas near rivers or creeks, but we don't have the mudslides or landslides like I have seen in California. Beyond that, I would say occasional severe thunderstorms can cause minor damage or knock trees over, but this is a common event in any severe thunderstorm around the nation.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:04 AM
 
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I moved here last month from Socal and first visited last June. I hope your trip is as awesome as ours was. If it goes half as well you'll be planning your move here on the way back to Cali. lol

A week and a half ago we had crazy winds, something like 40-50 mph and the trees in the woods in our backyard were practically horizontal. Pretty cool to see. Coming from earhquake country it was no biggie.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Wait. Greenville has tornadoes? Since when? I've lived here for my entire life and have never seen one. If they do occur, which like never happens, they last for less than 5 minutes and are F1 or smaller 99% of the time.
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Old 04-27-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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What are the most weather related items to woryy about???????
Ice storms.
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Valley, PA, & Greenville, SC, USA
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Ice storms.
That is something that happens about once a year, but hardly anything to worry about, unless we have another record-breaker like a couple years ago. Even then, the main problems that resulted were power outages for a few days and tree limbs that blocked roads in certain neighborhoods.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Here in NC and SC all we have that does destruction weatherwise is anything thats related to trees falling. Get rid of any trees that could fall on your house, install a wood stove,grab a seat by the window and you have it made. The most beautiful sight is an ice storm..soo pretty!...not to much fun if you have big trees though.
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Old 05-08-2007, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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The worst weather-related issues I've seen since I've lived here are Ice Storms, by far. Tornadoes, although they can happen ANYWHERE, are not a concern here that I've seen and this is likely due to a number of factors (terrain, climate, etc.). Flash flooding can be a problem in low areas after heavy rains.
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