PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED FOR TORNADO #2 WIND SPEEDS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1202 PM CST WED FEB 8 2012

     ...STORM SURVEY OF SNOOK TORNADO ON 2/3/12...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGIST SURVEYED DAMAGE IN AND NEAR
SNOOK, TEXAS IN BURLESON COUNTY WITH THE COUNTY EMC AND AN OFFICIAL
FROM TEXAS DEPARTEMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. TWO SEPERATE TORNADO
PATHS WERE FOUND ALONG WITH AN AREA OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE
PROBABLY PRODUCED BY THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT.

TORNADO #1...THE FIRST TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT APPROXIMATELY 643PM
IN THE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF SNOOK. THE PATH LENGTH OF THE TORNADO
WAS APPROXIMATELY .8 OF A MILE AND THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE WAS .3 OF
A MILE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED A EF-1 WITH ESTIMATED WINDS BETWEEN 90
AND 100 MPH. NUMEROUS TREES WERE DAMAGED WITH SEVERAL TREES UPROOTED
NEAR THE CENTER OF THE DAMAGE.

STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE...STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE FROM THE REAR
FLANK DOWNDRAFT PRODUCED WINDS OF 90 TO 100 MPH OR EQUIVALENT TO AN
EF-1 TORNADO. A LARGE BARN WAS DESTROYED BY THE WINDS ALONG WITH
NUMEROUS TREES DAMAGED. A ROOF ON ONE HOUSE WAS ACTUALLY LIFTED UP
OFF THE FRAME AND THEN SET BACK DOWN. THIS DAMAGE OCCURRED IN AN
AREA SOUTH OF TORNADO #1.

TORNADO #2...THE SAME SUPERCELL THAT PRODUCED TORNADO #1 CONTINUED
MOVING TO THE EAST NORTHEAST AND PRODUCED A SECOND TORNADO
APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES EAST OF TORNADO #1. THIS TORNADO HIT A PRIVATE
COMPANY AND A FEDEX FACILITY LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 50. MAJOR DAMAGE WAS
DONE TO A LARGE METAL BUILDING AT THE PRIVATE COMPANY IN ADDITION TO
DESTROYING A SMALLER METAL BUILDING. DAMAGE WAS ALSO DONE TO THE
FEDEX FACILITY. SEVERAL OF THE FEDEX TRAILERS WERE TOSSED ACROSS A
COUNTY ROAD INTO A PECAN TREE ORCHARD. THIS TORNADO WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE AND THE WIDTH OF THE DAMAGE PATH
WAS 1/8 OF A MILE. THE TORNADO WAS RATED AS AN EF-2 WITH WIND SPEEDS
OF 110-120 MPH.

THIS STORM SURVEY IS AN UPDATE TO PREVIOUS LOCAL STORM REPORTS THAT
WERE ISSUED EARLIER BY THIS OFFICE.

GHAFELE

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