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April 7, 2006
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1013 AM CDT SAT APR 8 2006

...TORNADO DAMAGE IN WEST TENNESSEE SURVEYED...

...UPDATED TO INCLUDE TORNADO FOUND IN SOUTH HENDERSON COUNTY...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THAT A TORNADO
CAUSED F2 DAMAGE IN YUMA TENNESSEE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WERE
ESTIMATED AT 113 TO 125 MILES PER HOUR.

THE TORNADO BEGAN IN HENDERSON COUNTY JUST NORTHWEST OF THE PARKER
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY. IT TRAVELED NORTHEAST INTO CARROLL COUNTY TO
NEAR YUMA WHERE AT LEAST 25 HOMES WERE DAMAGED...15 DESTROYED. THE
TORNADO ALSO CAUSED 5 INJURIES.

FROM NEAR YUMA THE TORNADO TRAVELED NORTHEAST AND LIFTED AT THE
NATCHEZ TRACE STATE PARK...NEAR HESTER TRAIL ROAD.

A SECOND TORNADO...WHICH PRODUCED F1 DAMAGE...WAS FOUND IN THE
EXTREME SOUTHERN PORTION OF HENDERSON COUNTY NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF
SARDIS. WINDS WERE ESTIMATED AT 90 TO 100 MILES PER HOUR.

THE TORNADO BEGAN NEAR PITTS ROAD AND TRAVELED THREE AND A HALF
MILES EAST TO SARDIS CEMETERY. IT LIFTED AS IT PASSED EAST OF THE
CEMETERY. EXTENSIVE TREE AND POWER POLE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG
THE PATH...ESPECIALLY AT THE SARDIS CEMETERY. THE WIDTH OF THE
TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEEN 75 TO 100 YARDS. NO RESIDENCES
WERE DAMAGED AND THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES.


FUJITA TORNADIC DAMAGE SCALE

F0.....60-73 MPH...LIGHT DAMAGE
F1....73-112 MPH...MODERATE DAMAGE
F2...113-157 MPH...CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE
F3...158-206 MPH...SEVERE DAMAGE
F4...207-260 MPH...DEVASTATING DAMAGE
F5...261-318 MPH...INCREDIBLE DAMAGE

$$

ZEI/JEB/JF



PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1259 PM CDT TUE APR 11 2006

...TWO ADDITIONAL WEAK TORNADOES FOUND IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI FROM
THE APRIL 7TH STORMS...

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM IDENTIFIED TWO WEAK
TORNADOES THAT OCCURRED ACROSS NORTH MISSISSIPPI. THESE TORNADOES
WERE SPAWNED BY THE APRIL 7TH SEVERE WEATHER EVENT.

A F0 TORNADO WAS FOUND IN NORTHERN PONTOTOC COUNTY. THE TORNADO
BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 76 AND HIGHWAY 376. NEAR THIS
LOCATION...A MOBILE HOME WAS DAMAGED. THE TORNADO TRACKED SIX MILES
TO THE NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING NEAR ECRU. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED
ALONG THE PATH. NO OTHER STRUCTURES WERE DAMAGED.

ANOTHER F0 TORNADO WAS FOUND IN CHICKASAW COUNTY...BETWEEN THE
COMMUNITIES OF NEW HOULKA AND HOUSTON. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
BRIEFLY NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 32 AND HIGHWAY 15...
APPROXIMATELY 4 MILES NORTH OF HOUSTON. TREE DAMAGE WAS NOTED JUST
WEST OF THE TOMBIGBEE NATIONAL FOREST.


FUJITA TORNADIC DAMAGE SCALE

F0.....60-73 MPH...LIGHT DAMAGE
F1....73-112 MPH...MODERATE DAMAGE
F2...113-157 MPH...CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE
F3...158-206 MPH...SEVERE DAMAGE
F4...207-260 MPH...DEVASTATING DAMAGE
F5...261-318 MPH...INCREDIBLE DAMAGE

$$

JEB/DMK/JFB

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