Storm Reports from January 8, 2008
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1143 PM CST WED JAN 09 2008

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

1047 AM     TSTM WND GST     5 W BLACK ROCK          36.11N 91.20W
01/08/2008  M61.00 MPH       LAWRENCE           AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TRAINED SPOTTER RECORDED A 61 MPH WIND GUST ON
            ANEMOMETER.

1235 PM     TSTM WND DMG     1 W JONESBORO           35.82N 90.70W
01/08/2008                   CRAIGHEAD          AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AT WEST MATTHEWS NEAR JONESBORO.
            TREES DOWN INTO HOUSES AND PICKUP TRUCK

0126 PM     TORNADO          PARKIN                  35.26N 90.55W
01/08/2008                   CROSS              AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TORNADO REPORTED IN PARKIN AREA

0146 PM     TSTM WND DMG     CARDWELL                36.05N 90.29W
01/08/2008                   DUNKLIN            MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ROOFS OFF OF HOUSES...OUTBUILDINGS OVERTURNED...TREES
            DOWN

0152 PM     TORNADO          6 NNW TURRELL           35.45N 90.30W
01/08/2008                   POINSETT           AR   NWS STORM SURVEY

            EF1 TORNADO OCCURRED IN DECKERVILLE ON LUCAS ROAD JUST
            SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 63. THIS TORNADO WAS 25 YARDS WIDE AND
            250 YARDS LONG. TWO HOMES SUSTAINED ROOF DAMAGE AND A
            UTILITY AND PARKING SHED WERE DESTROYED. TREES WERE ALSO
            REPORTED DOWN.

0210 PM     TSTM WND DMG     SHERARD                 34.22N 90.72W
01/08/2008                   COAHOMA            MS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            LARGE TREE LIMBS DOWN IN SHERARD.

0211 PM     TSTM WND DMG     BIRDSONG                35.46N 90.26W
01/08/2008                   MISSISSIPPI        AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DAMAGE TO A SHOP BUILDING

0211 PM     HAIL             JOINER                  35.51N 90.15W
01/08/2008  M0.75 INCH       MISSISSIPPI        AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PENNY SIZE HAIL IN JOINER

0214 PM     HAIL             1 S OSCEOLA             35.69N 89.99W
01/08/2008  M1.75 INCH       MISSISSIPPI        AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

            GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL JUST SOUTH OF OSCEOLA

0220 PM     TORNADO          5 S OSCEOLA             35.63N 89.99W
01/08/2008                   MISSISSIPPI        AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL HOMES DAMAGED...SEMI TRUCKS OVERTURNED ON HIGHWAY
            61...PERSONS INITIALLY TRAPPED IN HOME BUT NOW FREED...NO
            KNOWN INURIES AT TIME OF REPORT.

0220 PM     HAIL             OSCEOLA                 35.70N 89.99W
01/08/2008  M1.25 INCH       MISSISSIPPI        AR   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL IN OSCEOLA.

0230 PM     HAIL             WEST MEMPHIS            35.15N 90.18W
01/08/2008  M0.75 INCH       CRITTENDEN         AR   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PENNY SIZE HAIL AT WEST MEMPHIS POLICE DEPARTMENT.

0245 PM     HAIL             DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS        35.13N 90.05W
01/08/2008  M0.75 INCH       SHELBY             TN   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            PENNY SIZE HAIL IN DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS

0245 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS        35.13N 90.05W
01/08/2008                   SHELBY             TN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            SEVERAL REPORTS OF DOWNED TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND WIRES FROM
            DOWNTOWN TO EAST MEMPHIS. REPORTED BY SHELBY COUNTY EMA.

0255 PM     HAIL             BARTLETT                35.22N 89.84W
01/08/2008  M1.00 INCH       SHELBY             TN   BROADCAST MEDIA

            QUARTER SIZE HAIL ON BARTLETT BLVD

0258 PM     TORNADO          4 SSW UNIONVILLE        35.90N 89.47W
01/08/2008  F1               LAUDERDALE         TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            INITIAL START POINT OF TORNADO DAMAGE. A MOBILE HOME WAS
            SHIFTED FROM ITS FOUNDATION AND DESTROYED. SEVERAL TREES
            SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO DAMAGE WAS RATED AS AN
            EF1 AT THIS LOCATION WITH WINDS BETWEEN 95 MPH AND 105
            MPH.

0259 PM     TORNADO          3 S UNIONVILLE          35.92N 89.45W
01/08/2008  F1               LAUDERDALE         TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST AND CROSSED DOUBLE
            BRIDGES ROAD WHERE IT STRUCK TWO HOMES RESULTING IN
            SIGNIFICANT ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE HOME AND DESTROYED AN
            OUTBUILDING ON THE SECOND HOME. MULTIPLE LARGE TREES WERE
            SNAPPED AND UPROOTED ALONG WITH DOWNED POWERLINES. THE
            TORNADO TRACK CONTINUED.

0300 PM     TORNADO          2 SSE UNIONVILLE        35.93N 89.43W
01/08/2008  F1               LAUDERDALE         TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            TORNADO CONTINUED ACROSS MILL CREEK TO CHURCH ROAD WHERE
            THREE HOMES WERE DAMAGED. THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF OF ONE
            HOME AND COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE KITCHEN AREA. THE OTHER
            TWO HOMES SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE...DAMAGE TO A FENCE...AND
            A GARAGE COLLAPSED. TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED AND
            POWERLINES WERE DOWNED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE
            EAST-NORTHEAST.

0301 PM     TORNADO          2 SE UNIONVILLE         35.94N 89.43W
01/08/2008  F1               LAUDERDALE         TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            TORNADO REACHED ITS MAXIMUM INTENSITY AS IT MOVED ACROSS
            HIGHWAY 51 IN THE POPLAR GROVE COMMUNITY. SIGNIFICANT
            STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO ONE HOME WITH COMPLETE LOSS OF ROOF
            AND HOUSE SHIFTED FROM ITS FOUNDATION. DAMAGE WAS RATED
            AS A STRONG EF1 TORNADO WITH WINDS OF 110 MPH. A MACHINED
            SHED WAS ALSO DESTROYED. TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.
            POWERLINES WERE DOWNED. THE TORNADO WIDTH WAS
            APPROXIMATELY 25 YARDS AT THIS LOCATION. THE TORNADO
            CONTINUED TO MOVE QUICKLY TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST.

0303 PM     TORNADO          3 ESE UNIONVILLE        35.95N 89.39W
01/08/2008  F0               DYER               TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            TORNADO CONTINUED THROUGH WOODED AREA THEN CROSSED
            HIGHWAY 210. TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED.

0304 PM     TORNADO          5 S DYERSBURG           35.96N 89.37W
01/08/2008  F0               DYER               TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            TORNADO CONTINUED AND CROSSED HOLMES ROAD NEAR FOWLKES
            COMMUNITY. A HOME SUFFERED MINOR DAMAGE WITH WINDOWS
            BLOWN OUT AND UPSTREAM DEBRIS THROWN INTO TREES. OTHER
            TREES WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO HAD WEAKENED AND
            CONTINUED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST.

0306 PM     TORNADO          5 SSE DYERSBURG         35.97N 89.34W
01/08/2008  F0               DYER               TN   NWS STORM SURVEY

            TORNADO MOVED ACROSS POND CREEK AND ASHLEY ROAD WHERE IT
            DAMAGED A MOBILE HOME. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST TO THE
            EAST-NORTHEAST AND THE DAMAGE PATH ENDED.

0310 PM     TSTM WND DMG     2 NW BARTLETT           35.24N 89.86W
01/08/2008                   SHELBY             TN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNALS/WIRES DOWN AT COVINGTON PIKE AND
            COVINGTON WAY. REPORTED BY SHELBY COUNTY EMA.

0345 PM     FLASH FLOOD      2 N GERMANTOWN          35.12N 89.79W
01/08/2008                   SHELBY             TN   NWS EMPLOYEE

            WATER COVERING ROADWAY AT WALNUT GROVE AND GERMANTOWN
            PARKWAY.

0345 PM     FLASH FLOOD      DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS        35.13N 90.05W
01/08/2008                   SHELBY             TN   EMERGENCY MNGR

            NUMEROUS REPORTS OF FLASH FLOODING IN THE DOWNTOWN
            MEMPHIS AREA BY SHELBY COUNTY EMA.

0420 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 NE OAKLAND            34.08N 89.88W
01/08/2008                   YALOBUSHA          MS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ON HIGHWAY 32 NEAR THE ENID DAM.

0425 PM     HAIL             PALMERSVILLE            36.42N 88.58W
01/08/2008  M0.75 INCH       WEAKLEY            TN   FIRE DEPT/RESCUE

            PENNY SIZE HAIL IN PALMERSVILLE.

0428 PM     HAIL             JACKSON                 35.63N 88.83W
01/08/2008  M0.75 INCH       MADISON            TN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PENNY SIZE HAIL IN NORTH JACKSON.

0430 PM     TSTM WND DMG     DRESDEN                 36.28N 88.69W
01/08/2008                   WEAKLEY            TN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0430 PM     TSTM WND DMG     COFFEEVILLE             33.98N 89.68W
01/08/2008                   YALOBUSHA          MS   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN AT HIGHAY 330 AND HIGHWAY 7.

0500 PM     TSTM WND DMG     3 S MEDINA              35.76N 88.77W
01/08/2008                   MADISON            TN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN.

0605 PM     TSTM WND DMG     4 NW PARSONS            35.69N 88.18W
01/08/2008                   DECATUR            TN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN ALONG AND BLOCKING HOLLADAY ROAD IN NORTHWEST
            DECATUR COUNTY.

0613 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 S DECATURVILLE        35.47N 88.12W
01/08/2008                   DECATUR            TN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            TREES DOWN BLOCKING HIGHWAY 114 IN SOUTHERN PORTION OF
            DECATUR COUNTY. POWER OUTAGES ACROSS THE COUNTY.

0630 PM     FLASH FLOOD      PARSONS                 35.65N 88.12W
01/08/2008                   DECATUR            TN   PUBLIC

            WATER COVERED ROAD ON TENNESSEE AVENUE FOR 20 MINUTES.

0630 PM     HAIL             PRAIRIE                 33.80N 88.67W
01/08/2008  E1.75 INCH       MONROE             MS   BROADCAST MEDIA

            GOLF BALL SIZED HAIL.

0640 PM     TSTM WND DMG     8 SE ABERDEEN           33.75N 88.45W
01/08/2008                   MONROE             MS   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TREES DOWN ON DARRACOTT ROAD NEAR HAMILTON. PENNY SIZE
            HAIL ALSO REPORTED.


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