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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
455 PM CST FRI FEB 8 2008

...TORNADO DAMAGE EVALUATED AND AERIAL SURVEY PLANNED...

A MEMBER OF THE QUICK RESPONSE TEAM WAS IN ARKANSAS TODAY TO
EVALUATE DAMAGE FROM ATKINS TO CLINTON...MOUNTAIN VIEW...AND
HIGHLAND. A SINGLE TORNADO MAY HAVE TRACKED THROUGH THESE
AREAS...WITH THE TORNADO GIVEN AN INITIAL RATING OF AT LEAST EF3.
THE RATING HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO EF4.

AN AERIAL SURVEY IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY...FEBRUARY 9TH...TO
DETERMINE IF ONE TORNADO OR SEVERAL TORNADOES WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE DAMAGE. THE FLIGHT WAS PLANNED FOR THIS MORNING...BUT WAS
CANCELLED.

THE MEMBER OF THE QUICK RESPONSE TEAM IS ALAN GERARD...THE
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI. HE TRAVELED WITH JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING COORDINATION
METEOROLOGIST...AND RENEE FAIR...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE...BOTH FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

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