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NOUS44 KLZK 022311
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ARZ045-056-030800-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
505 PM CST MON NOV 2 2009

..TWO MORE TORNADOES FOUND IN JEFFERSON AND LONOKE COUNTIES...

DAMAGE SURVEYS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED FOLLOWING STORMS ON OCTOBER 29TH.
SO FAR...SIX TORNADO TRACKS HAVE BEEN FOUND...WITH THE MOST RECENT
TRACKS DISCOVERED IN JEFFERSON AND LONOKE COUNTIES.

.FIRST TORNADO...

THE FIRST TORNADO BEGAN 4.3 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PINE BLUFF IN
JEFFERSON COUNTY AND ENDED 2.4 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PINE BLUFF.
THE TORNADO WAS RATED EF1 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE...WITH WINDS
BETWEEN 86 TO 110 MPH. IT HAD A PATH LENGTH OF 2.6 MILES.

THE TORNADO BLEW OUT GLASS DOORS AT A DISCOUNT STORE...AND TORE OUT
SOME OF THE FACADE AT THE STORE. TWO CARS WERE FLIPPED IN THE
PARKING LOT...AND AN 18 WHEELER WAS OVERTURNED. ROOFING MATERIAL WAS
REMOVED AT A COUPLE OF FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS...AND THE SIGNS WERE
BLOWN OUT. AN ICE MACHINE AT A GAS STATION WAS THROWN INTO THE
DRIVEWAY. A STEEPLE WAS BLOWN OVER AT A CHURCH...AND THERE WAS ALSO
SOME ROOF DAMAGE. PART OF A ROOF WAS RIPPED FROM A HOUSE...WITH
SHINGLES MISSING ON OTHER HOUSES. TREES WERE DOWNED...WITH A FEW
TREES ON HOUSES. FINALLY...A SHED AND CARPORT WERE DESTROYED. THERE
WERE FOUR INJURIES REPORTED.

DATA SHOWS A LINE OF STORMS SURGED THROUGH THE AREA. THERE WAS SOME
ROTATION ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE STORMS...AND A SMALL TORNADO WAS
SPAWNED. THE STORMS BOWED OUTWARD INDICATING DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE
WINDS. THERE WAS SOME WIND DAMAGE...ESPECIALLY AT A BUSINESS 6 MILES
EAST OF PINE BLUFF. AT THAT LOCATION...THE ROOF AND A WALL OF A
METAL WAREHOUSE CAVED IN.

.SECOND TORNADO...

THE SECOND TORNADO BEGAN 2.2 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SCOTT IN
LONOKE COUNTY...AND DISSIPATED 2.2 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF SCOTT.
THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND 3 MILES...AND WAS RATED EF0 WITH WINDS
OF 65 TO 85 MPH.

THE TORNADO CAUSED MOSTLY TREE DAMAGE...WITH TREES DOWNED AND LIMBS
SNAPPED OFF.

.SURVEYORS...

THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING
COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...AND SEAN CLARKE...METEOROLOGICAL
INTERN...BOTH FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE
ROCK.

THANKS GOES TO WALMART IN PINE BLUFF FOR USE OF VIDEO TO OBSERVE
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE TORNADO TRACKED THROUGH THE AREA.

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ARZ055-081200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
405 PM CST SAT NOV 7 2009

...TWO MORE TORNADO TRACKS IDENTIFIED IN GRANT COUNTY...

TWO MORE TORNADO TRACKS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FROM THE STORMS ON
OCTOBER 29TH.

.FIRST TORNADO...

THURSDAY AFTERNOON OCTOBER 29TH...

COUNTY AFFECTED...GRANT
TOUCHED DOWN......9.2 MILES E OF SHERIDAN
LIFTED............10 MILES ENE OF SHERIDAN
PATH LENGTH.......1.6 MILES
RATING............EF1 - WINDS OF 86 TO 110 MPH
DAMAGE DESCRIPTION...
-THOUSANDS OF TREES ON PRIVATE TIMBER LAND WERE BLOWN DOWN
-SEVERAL HOMES HAD ROOF DAMAGE FROM FALLING TREES

.SECOND TORNADO...

THURSDAY EVENING OCTOBER 29TH...

COUNTY AFFECTED...GRANT
TOUCHED DOWN......2.5 MILES SSE OF PRATTSVILLE
LIFTED............2.3 MILES SE OF PRATTSVILLE
PATH LENGTH.......0.6 MILES
RATING............EF1 - WINDS OF 86 TO 110 MPH
DAMAGE DESCRIPTION...
-TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN
-DAMAGE TO A ROOF ON A MOBILE HOME
-ROOF BUILT OVER A MOBILE HOME WAS BLOWN OFF
-SIDING AND SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF OF A HOUSE
-A SHED WAS DESTROYED
-LARGE METAL CLOTHESLINE POLES ANCHORED IN CONCRETE WERE PULLED OUT
OF THE GROUND
-AN 80 FOOT HAM RADIO ANTENNA WAS BLOWN DOWN<

.SURVEYORS...

THESE SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED BY JOHN ROBINSON...WARNING COORDINATION
METEOROLOGIST...AND JOE GOUDSWARD...SENIOR FORECASTER...BOTH FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK.

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