May 3, 2016
AT 603 PM EDT
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF RIDGE SPRING
OR 13 MILES SOUTH OF BATESBURG
MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH. HAZARD
60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE
RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT
HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE TO ROOFS
AND TREES. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE
WAGENER AND PELION.. Stay tuned to NBC 26 On Your Side Weather for the latest information.
Beginning May 1, an open burning ban goes into effect for Richmond and Columbia counties.
The state-mandated ban will remain in place through September 30. It's part of the state's plan to improve air quality during the five-month smog season.
During this period, there is to be no open commercial or residential burning.