PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two weak tornadoes touched down briefly late Thursday afternoon in Pickens County.
An EF0 tornado touched down just west of Pickens near Shady Grove Road around 5:12 p.m.
The tornado was on the ground for nearly one and a half miles with winds around 80 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
The twister eventually crossed Shady Grove Road and West Main Street as it moved east southeast into the city of Pickens.
The NWS said the tornado uprooted several large trees and damaged a small farm outbuilding.
Officials said the tornado then uprooted more trees in parts of Pickens before finally dissipating near Lee Street and Catherine Street
The video from a viewer caught an unformed funnel cloud moving through a little after 5 p.m. in the area of Henderson Street and Nealy Street.
In the video, debris can be seen in the air. There were also reports of trees down near Highway 183 and Shady Grove Road.
A separate EF0 tornado touched down around 4:15 p.m. between Six Mile and Liberty.
The National Weather Service said the twister began in the area of Stewart Gin Road and traveled less than a mile before lifting near Hayfield Lane.
The tornado had winds of 70 miles per hour, uprooted several trees, and did minor damage to outdoor structures, the NWS said.
There were no reports of any injuries in either tornado.