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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
305 PM EDT MON APR 4 2016

...ADDITIONAL TORNADO CONFIRMED FROM APRIL 1 EVENT ACROSS
TAYLOR/CRAWFORD COUNTY IN CENTRAL GEORGIA...

...WARNER ROBINS TORNADO TRACK EXTENDED EAST OVER ROBINS AFB...

.DURING THE MORNING HOURS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 1, A LINE OF STRONG
TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED AREAS OF WIND DAMAGE...ALONG
WITH SEVERAL TORNADOES...FROM TAYLOR COUNTY TO TWIGGS/WILKINSON
COUNTY. FOLLOWING GROUND AND AERIAL SURVEYS IN CONJUNCTION WITH
LOCAL/STATE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...NWS PEACHTREE CITY HAS CONFIRMED
THREE SPECIFIC TORNADO TRACKS. MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND BELOW.


.TAYLOR/CRAWFORD COUNTY TORNADO (NEW)...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.35 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 01 2016
START TIME:             0703 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         2.5 MILES NORTH OF REYNOLDS
START LAT/LON:          32.5950 / -84.0926

END DATE:               APR 01 2016
END TIME:               0706 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           2.7 MILES NNE OF REYNOLDS
END_LAT/LON:            32.5977 / -84.0697

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A WEAK TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF
GA-HWY 128 AND THOMAS ROAD...ABOUT 2.5 MILES NORTH OF REYNOLDS IN
EAST-CENTRAL TAYLOR COUNTY. THE EF-0 TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF
AROUND 80 MPH MAINLY SNAPPED OR UPROOTED A FEW TREES. A SMALL SHED
WAS DESTROYED NEAR A RESIDENCE OFF THOMAS ROAD. THE TORNADO DID
FURTHER DAMAGE JUST PAST THE TAYLOR AND CRAWFORD COUNTY LINE BEFORE
LIFTING. AERIAL SURVEY CONFIRMS THE DAMAGE PATH (AND PATTERN)
CONSISTENT WITH THE TIGHTENING CIRCULATION ON RADAR. NO FURTHER DAMAGE
WAS SEEN EAST IN CRAWFORD COUNTY BUT WESTERN CRAWFORD COUNTY IS
MAINLY SWAMP/MARSH-LANDS.


.CENTERVILLE TO WARNER ROBINS TORNADO (HOUSTON COUNTY)...

...UPDATED TO EXTEND END POINT EAST OVER ROBINS AFB...
...PATH LENGTH AND END TIME HAS CHANGED AS WELL...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   350 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               UNKNOWN - NONE MAJOR

START DATE:             APR 01 2016
START TIME:             0742 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         0.5 MILE NORTHEAST OF CENTERVILLE
START LAT/LON:          32.623067 / -83.677560

END DATE:               APR 01 2016
END TIME:               0752 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE
END_LAT/LON:            32.62784 / -83.59421

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST NORTHEAST OF CENTERVILLE IN NORTHERN
HOUSTON COUNTY AT APPROXIMATELY 7:42 AM EDT FRIDAY /APRIL 1/. THE
TORNADO INITIALLY TOOK OUT SOME TREES ALONG SENTRY OAKS DRIVE THEN
STRENGTHENED QUICKLY AS IT MOVED EAST ACROSS NAPIER AVE, FISHER ST,
AND CARTER CIRCLE. IT WAS IN THIS NARROW LOCATION WHERE THE TORNADO
BRIEFLY PEAKED TO EF-1 INTENSITY WITH ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WINDS AROUND
90 MPH. MULTIPLE LARGE TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...SOME
FALLING ON RESIDENCES. ACTUAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS MINOR ASIDE FROM
WHERE TREES FELL ON HOMES. THE WEAK TORNADO CONTINUED TO TRACK EAST-
NORTHEAST CAUSING SPORADIC DAMAGE IN THE FORM OF SNAPPED/UPROOTED
TREES BETWEEN WATSON BLVD AND GREEN STREET. THE TORNADO CROSSED
NORTH DAVIS DRIVE WITH UPROOTED TREES IN A CONVERGENT PATTERN. A
LARGE OAK TREE WAS SNAPPED AT THE INTERSECTION OF DUKE AVE AND NORTH
SIXTH STREET.

**UPDATE TO END POINT**
IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BASED ON NEW METEOROLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL
DATA THAT THE TORNADO DID INDEED CROSS THE WEST SIDE OF ROBINS AIR
FORCE BASE (AFB) NEAR THE GREEN STREET GATE/ENTRANCE. LARGE PIECES OF
A METAL ROOF FROM A MAINTENANCE HANGAR WERE STRIPPED OFF ALONG WITH
SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES SNAPPED FROM PINE TREES AROUND THE HANGAR. THIS
DAMAGE IS IN LINE WITH THE DAMAGE THAT WAS SEEN ALONG DUKE AVENUE JUST
WEST OF THE BASE.

.ALLENTOWN TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.40 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 01 2016
START TIME:             850 AM EDT
START LOCATION:         2.5 MILES SW CENTER OF ALLENTOWN
START LAT/LON:          32.573 /-83.259

END DATE:               APRIL 01 2016
END TIME:               855 AM EDT
END LOCATION:           0.25 MILES S CENTER OF ALLENTOWN
END_LAT/LON:            32.589109 / -83.224451 **UPDATED END POINT**

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN EXTREME EASTERN TWIGGS COUNTY
AROUND 8:50 AM EDT FRIDAY. THE TORNADO DAMAGED TWO DOUBLE WIDE
MANUFACTURED HOMES...ONE SIGNIFICANTLY...WITH A MAJORITY OF THE
ROOF UPLIFTED AND PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE EXTERIOR /FRONT WALL/.
TREES SURROUNDING THE RESIDENCES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THIS
DAMAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 RATING WITH MAX WINDS OF AROUND
95 MPH.

THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST...CROSSING I-16...WITH ABOUT A
300-YARD-WIDE SWATH OF TREES DOWN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE.
THE TORNADO THEN TRACKED OVER A RURAL AREA BEFORE DOING ADDITIONAL
DAMAGE ALONG HIGHWAY 112/MAIN STREET ABOUT 1/2 MILE SOUTHWEST OF
THE CENTER OF ALLENTOWN. TWO TRAILERS /USED FOR STORAGE/ SUSTAINED
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WITH SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED. JUST BEFORE LIFTING...
THE TORNADO SNAPPED SEVERAL TREES IN A VERY NARROW PATH ALONG AND
JUST WEST OF US HWY 80. NO FURTHER DAMAGE WAS SEEN DOWNSTREAM.


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 200MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH

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

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