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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
430 PM CDT MON APR 13 2009

...FOUR TORNADOES CONFIRMED FROM APRIL 9TH...

.FIRST TORNADO...

THIS WAS THE TORNADO THAT HIT MENA.

THE TORNADO BEGAN 0.7 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF THE TOWN OF POTTER.
IT STAYED ON THE GROUND THROUGH MENA...AND LIFTED 3.2 MILES
NORTHEAST OF THE COMMUNITY OF INK. THE PATH LENGTH WAS 14.5 MILES.

THE PRELIMINARY RATING FOR THIS TORNADO IS AN EF3...WHICH CORRELATES
TO A WIND SPEED RANGE OF 136 TO 165 MPH.

THERE WERE THREE FATALITIES IN THE CITY OF MENA...AND AN UNKNOWN
NUMBER OF INJURIES.

.SECOND TORNADO...

THE SECOND TORNADO AFFECTED NORTHWESTERN POLK COUNTY.

THIS TORNADO ACTUALLY BEGAN IN LE FLORE COUNTY OKLAHOMA IN THE TULSA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY NEAR THE TOWN OF BIG
CEDAR. IT CROSSED THE STATE LINE 6.3 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE POLK
COUNTY COMMUNITY OF ROCKY. THE TORNADO CONTINUED ON THE GROUND FOR
2.7 MILES BEFORE DISSIPATING 4.7 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF ROCKY.

COUNTING THE TIME IN OKLAHOMA...THIS TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND 9.2
MILES.

THE TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF1...WHICH CORRELATES TO A WIND SPEED
RANGE OF 86 TO 110 MPH. DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO TIMBER IN THE OUACHITA
NATIONAL FOREST...WITH HUNDREDS OF TREES BEING BLOWN DOWN.

.THIRD TORNADO...

THE THIRD TORNADO AFFECTED PIKE COUNTY.

THIS TORNADO ACTUALLY BEGAN IN MC CURTAIN COUNTY OKLAHOMA IN THE
SHREVEPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY...6 MILES
EAST SOUTHEAST OF EAGLETON. THE TORNADO TRAVELED ACROSS SEVIER AND
HOWARD COUNTIES BEFORE ENTERING PIKE COUNTY 3.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
NEW HOPE. THE TORNADO LIFTED 1.9 MILES SOUTH OF NEW HOPE. IN PIKE
COUNTY...THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND 2.9 MILES.

COUNTING THE TIME IN OKLAHOMA AND SEVIER AND HOWARD COUNTIES...THIS
TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 37 MILES.

THIS TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF3...BUT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF WEAKENING
ONCE IN REACHED PIKE COUNTY...WITH EF1 DAMAGE FOUND. THIS CORRELATES 
TO A WIND SPEED RANGE OF 86 TO 110 MPH. HUNDREDS OF TREES WERE BLOWN 
DOWN OR SNAPPED OFF...MAINLY ON TIMBER COMPANY LAND.

.FOURTH TORNADO...

THE FOURTH TORNADO AFFECTED PIKE COUNTY.

THIS TORNADO BEGAN 2.2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW HOPE. IT WAS ON THE
GROUND FOR 3.0 MILES...AND LIFTED 3.5 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF DAISY.

THIS TORNADO WAS RATED AN EF1...WHICH CORRELATES TO A WIND SPEED
RANGE OF 86 TO 110 MPH. DAMAGE WAS LIMITED TO TREES BEING BLOWN
DOWN...MAINLY ON TIMBER COMPANY LAND.

THE SURVEYS WERE COMPLETED BY JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING COORDINATION
METEOROLOGIST...AND RENEE FAIR...METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE...BOTH WITH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

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