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Old 06-02-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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So the town of Clover finally confirmed that it was in fact a tornado that touched down last Thursday. I knew it had to be a tornado since there was a path of trees all broken in half and hundreds of trees fell on the roads and on houses. I even got to work very late on Friday because driving through Gastonia (which was also badly hit) had a bunch of blocked roads. Thankfully, it doesn't seem like anyone was hurt.

Clover storm Thursday was tornado | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/02/2344553/clover-storm-thursday-was-tornado.html - broken link)
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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So the town of Clover finally confirmed that it was in fact a tornado that touched down last Thursday. I knew it had to be a tornado since there was a path of trees all broken in half and hundreds of trees fell on the roads and on houses. I even got to work very late on Friday because driving through Gastonia (which was also badly hit) had a bunch of blocked roads. Thankfully, it doesn't seem like anyone was hurt.

Clover storm Thursday was tornado | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/02/2344553/clover-storm-thursday-was-tornado.html - broken link)
Are you sure it was last Thursday throughout York County?
Maybe it was that date.
I read that the storms started in Ohio and headed this way.
Near Exit 83 on I-77 you see a group of trees, where more than half were affected.
The story I read was this storm and it's affects were very rare.
The maximum speed of the winds at the Rock Hill airport were about 60 miles per hour. That is less than Hurricane Hugo which was around 80 miles per hour.

I have ready no stories or facts from weather stations that the severe and RARE events we experienced, were actually tornadoes. Tornadoes cover a wide area and stay on the ground several minutes. The one in Joplin Mo. was a mile wide and was on ground over 3 minutes.

The tree damage at I-77 exit 83 could not have been a tornado.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:55 PM
 
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Are you sure it was last Thursday throughout York County?
Maybe it was that date.
I read that the storms started in Ohio and headed this way.
Near Exit 83 on I-77 you see a group of trees, where more than half were affected.
The story I read was this storm and it's affects were very rare.
The maximum speed of the winds at the Rock Hill airport were about 60 miles per hour. That is less than Hurricane Hugo which was around 80 miles per hour.

I have ready no stories or facts from weather stations that the severe and RARE events we experienced, were actually tornadoes. Tornadoes cover a wide area and stay on the ground several minutes. The one in Joplin Mo. was a mile wide and was on ground over 3 minutes.

The tree damage at I-77 exit 83 could not have been a tornado.
Yes, it was last Thursday because Clover had to cancel school due to power outages throughout the northern half of the county Thursday night and Friday. The winds may not have been as strong as we thought, but it sure looked like a hurricane was coming in on the area.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Yes, it was last Thursday because Clover had to cancel school due to power outages throughout the northern half of the county Thursday night and Friday. The winds may not have been as strong as we thought, but it sure looked like a hurricane was coming in on the area.
I read multiple weather reports, and like I mentioned above, the specialists said it was a very, very rare event. Tornado like damage but not an entire city block like the tornadoes that have struck the midwest. Tornadoes are common and what we got that week, was not common. It was a rare weather event that we may never see again in our life time. We'll see tornadoes and hurricanes but not the May, 2011 event.
I think I read where 15-25 houses in York County had been damaged to the extent of destroyed. If they had been tornadoes the damage would have been worse and entire rows of houses levelled to the ground.
It was a bad event and hopefully we do not see it again.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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I read multiple weather reports, and like I mentioned above, the specialists said it was a very, very rare event. Tornado like damage but not an entire city block like the tornadoes that have struck the midwest. Tornadoes are common and what we got that week, was not common. It was a rare weather event that we may never see again in our life time. We'll see tornadoes and hurricanes but not the May, 2011 event.
I think I read where 15-25 houses in York County had been damaged to the extent of destroyed. If they had been tornadoes the damage would have been worse and entire rows of houses levelled to the ground.
It was a bad event and hopefully we do not see it again.
Well, that's your word against the National Weather Service's But I do agree....I hope we don't see it again. We are all tired from this bad weather.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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The tornado was an EF0...which is the smallest tornado, but it still caused a lot of damage. Not sure of the area you live, but in my area it was pretty bad. Hundreds of trees fell and other hundreds were broken in half in a straight path..almost looks like that's where the tornado moved through. We lost power for a day..schools were cancelled...and roads were blocked everywhere. I was shocked at first when they said that it was just a thunderstorm because I knew it had to be more than that with the amount of damage that we had. We've had bad weather like this in Clover at least 3 times in the past 2 months. I still have huge dents on my roof from the baseball sized hail in April. Hopefully mother nature takes her happy pills!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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The tornado was an EF0...which is the smallest tornado, but it still caused a lot of damage. Not sure of the area you live, but in my area it was pretty bad. Hundreds of trees fell and other hundreds were broken in half in a straight path..almost looks like that's where the tornado moved through. We lost power for a day..schools were cancelled...and roads were blocked everywhere. I was shocked at first when they said that it was just a thunderstorm because I knew it had to be more than that with the amount of damage that we had. We've had bad weather like this in Clover at least 3 times in the past 2 months. I still have huge dents on my roof from the baseball sized hail in April. Hopefully mother nature takes her happy pills!!
LOL....Mother Nature needs a night on the town with the girls because she's been very uptight and aggravated. It'd be nice to have normal storms for a change...a little lightning and thunder....not these gale force winds, hail, and monsoonish rainstorms (though I can't complain about the rain after hearing how drought-wrenched some of the state is...we're very fortunate to be receiving precipitation).
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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LOL....Mother Nature needs a night on the town with the girls because she's been very uptight and aggravated. It'd be nice to have normal storms for a change...a little lightning and thunder....not these gale force winds, hail, and monsoonish rainstorms (though I can't complain about the rain after hearing how drought-wrenched some of the state is...we're very fortunate to be receiving precipitation).
hopefully you are correct.
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