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Significant Tornadoes in South Carolina 1992

*Source - Storm Data Publication published by the National Climatic Data Center and severe weather reports issued by the National Weather Service.

1992

Date County Description Length (miles) Width (yards)
1 February 25, 1992 Aiken (F0) A tornado moving from west to east removed shingles from rooftops, downed one chimney on a residence, and blew an automobile 50 ft. 1 50
2 June 4, 1992 Union (F0) Two week tornadoes developed out of the same thunderstorm complex. Damage was mainly limited to trees and power lines. <1 40
3 June 4, 1992 Union (F0) Two week tornadoes developed out of the same thunderstorm complex. Damage was mainly limited to trees and power lines. <1 23
4 June 21, 1992 McCormick (F1) A tornado caused tree and power pole damage to a forested area. Large hail accompanied the tornado. Power outages were numerous throughout the area. 2 100
5 June 21, 1992 Edgefield (F1) A tornado caused tree and power pole damage to a forested area. Large hail accompanied the tornado. Power outages were numerous throughout the area. 20 100
6 July 5, 1992 Chesterfield (F0) A small tornado lifted a roof off an enclosed mobile home. It also destroyed a tobacco barn and blew some shingles off another home. The storm was accompanied by golf-ball sized hail. 1 23
7 November 22, 1992 McCormick,
Edgefield,
Saluda,
Newberry
(F3) A tornado crossing into SC from Georgia traveled on a north-northeast path while changing in intensity from F0 to F3. It was rated an F3 when it destroyed a home, killing one occupant and injuring another. Eight other persons were injured. Numerous trees were downed. Many other mobile homes were damaged in these counties. Saluda county had 14 houses, nine mobile homes, and five businesses destroyed.A parked car and truck were thrown from a garage into a nearby field, and an A- frame house was moved off its foundation. 87 400-550
8 November 22, 1992 Fairfield (F0) A tornado touched down near Winnsboro blowing down numerous trees. 1 10
9 November 22, 1992 Fairfield (F1) A tornado touched down near SC Highway 34 and Interstate 77, blowing cars off I-77 and trees and power lines onto both highways. One house was also damaged. 3 10

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