Buncombe Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Frost Advisory
Statement as of 2:56 PM EDT on October 24, 2014

...Frost advisory in effect from 2 am to 9 am EDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a frost advisory...which is in effect from 2 am to 9 am EDT Saturday.

* Locations...portions of the central and northern mountains of western North Carolina.

* Temperatures...lows in the lower to mid 30s.

* Winds...northwest 5 mph or less.

* Impacts...sensitive plants may be killed or damaged by frost.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A frost advisory means that frost is possible. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.

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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:27 PM EDT on October 24, 2014

...Tornado confirmed near Westminster in Oconee County South Carolina...

Location...6 mi WNW of Westminster in Oconee County South Carolina date...October 14 2014 estimated time...811 am EDT maximum ef-scale rating...EF0 estimated maximum wind speed...80 mph maximum path width...100 yards path length...one half mile beginning lat/Lon...34.68n / 83.21w ending lat/Lon...34.69n / 83.21w * fatalities...0 * injuries...0

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in NWS storm data.

...Summary... the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg SC has confirmed a tornado 6 miles WNW of Westminster in Oconee County South Carolina on 10/14/2014.

A brief...weak tornado with a narrow discontinous path of tree damage was surveyed on the property of Fair Play wilderness Camp school west of Long Creek Highway. Approximately 25 Hardwood and softwood trees were toppled and/or uprooted.

This information can also be found on our website at weather.Gov/gsp.

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph. EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph. EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph. EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph. EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph. EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.