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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
200 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

...PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FOR 04/19/15 TORNADOES...
...UPDATED TO INCLUDE LAURENS COUNTY TORNADO...

.CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   350 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 19 2015
START TIME:             1026 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         4 SSE FT. BENNING MAIN GATE
START LAT/LON:          32.3026 / -84.9419

END DATE:               APR 19 2015
END TIME:               1033 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           4 ESE FT. BENNING
END LAT/LON:            32.3395 / -84.9064

THE TORNADO MOVED INTO CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY FROM ALABAMA AND
TRACKED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FT. BENNING INTO
UNDEVELOPED FORESTED AREAS...LIFTING ABOUT 4 MILES ESE OF FT.
BENNING MAIN GATE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DOWNED.


.SUMTER COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 19 2015
START TIME:             1138 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         3 SW HUNTINGTON OR 8 MILES SSE OF AMERICUS
START LAT/LON:          31.9643 / -84.1736

END DATE:               APR 19 2015
END TIME:               1140 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           2 SSW HUNTINGTON
END LAT/LON:            31.9750 / -84.1522

BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN SOUTHERN SUMTER COUNTY SOUTH OF
AMERICUS. 4 LARGE GRAIN SILOS WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED WITH DEBRIS
THROWN ABOUT 1/4 MILE INTO ADJACENT FIELD. NEARBY METAL BUILDING HAD
2 DOORS BLOWN OUT. FARM EQUIPMENT AND TRACTORS WERE NOT DAMAGED.
TORNADO CONTINUED 1.6 MILES BEFORE LIFTING...UPROOTING OR SNAPPING A
TOTAL OF 30-40 TREES INCLUDING A LARGE PECAN ORCHARD.


.LAURENS COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  11.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 19 2015
START TIME:             123 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         1 WSW ALCORNS OR 16 WSW DUBLIN
START LAT/LON:          32.4060 / -83.1281
END DATE:               APR 19 2015
END TIME:               138 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           2 NW MOORES
END LAT/LON:            32.5369 / -83.0042

AN EF1 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF 95 MPH TOUCHED DOWN NEAR WEST
ALCORN FARM RD TRAVELING NORTHEAST 11.6 MILES. 200-300 TREES WERE
DOWNED ALONG THE PATH. METAL ROOFS WERE BLOWN OFF A BARN AND STORAGE
SHED. ABOUT 40 TREES WERE BLOWN ONTO EASTBOUND LANE OF I-16.


EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

SNELSON/JLF


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