...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR THE APRIL 28-29 2014 STORM EVENT...


Wayne County Tornado Path

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 Wayne County Storm Damage Wayne County Storm Damage 
.TORNADO #1 ACROSS NORTHWEST WAYNE COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               4

START DATE:             APRIL 28 2014
START TIME:             953 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         18.6 MILES WNW WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
START LAT/LON:          31.7659 / -88.9432

END DATE:               APRIL 28 2014
END TIME:               956 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           16.9 MILES WNW WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
END_LAT/LON:            31.7600 / -88.9141

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH A SMALL WEAK TORNADO THAT MOVED INTO NORTHWEST WAYNE
COUNTY FROM NORTHEAST JONES COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE WEST
TO EAST AT AROUND 50 MPH. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A
CHICKEN FARM AND TO A MOBILE HOME THAT WAS ROLLED OFF ITS FOUNDATION.
A FAMILY OF FOUR WERE INSIDE THE MOBILE HOME AT THE TIME IT WAS HIT BY
THE TORNADO AND ESCAPED WITH MINOR INJURIES.

 


Wayne County Tornado Path

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 Wayne County Storm Damage  Wayne County Storm Damage
.TORNADO #2 ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WAYNE COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 28 2014
START TIME:             1009 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8.6 MILES NW WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
START LAT/LON:          31.7579 / -88.7559

END DATE:               APRIL 28 2014
END TIME:               1020 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.8 MILES NNE WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
END_LAT/LON:            31.8024 / -88.6096

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH A STRONG TORNADO THAT MOVED ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST WAYNE COUNTY. THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE WEST TO EAST AT
AROUND 50 MPH. A SINGLE FAMILY HOME LOCATED ON WALLER RIDGE ROAD...AND
SEVERAL SINGLE FAMILY HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES ON SPINKES HAYES ROAD WERE
DESTROYED. MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE OCCURRED TO NUMEROUS OTHER
RESIDENCES FROM SPINKES HAYES ROAD TO MATHERVILLE DIAMOND ROAD.

 


Wayne County Storm Damage Points

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 Wayne County Storm Damage Wayne County Storm Damage 
.WAYNESBORO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MACROBURST WIND DAMAGE EVENT...

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND      95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   4.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    4000 YARDS
FATALITIES:              0
INJURIES:                0

START DATE:             APRIL 28 2014
START TIME:             1045 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 MILE NE WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
START LAT/LON:          31.6884 / -88.6341

END DATE:               APRIL 28 2014
END TIME:               1051 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.4 MILES NE WAYNESBORO / WAYNE / MISSISSIPPI
END LAT/LON:            31.7130 / -88.5612

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH DAMAGING MACROBURST WINDS FROM A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
THAT MOVED ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF THE CITY OF WAYNESBORO
MISSISSIPPI. THE STORM TRACKED TO THE EAST-NORTHEAST AT APPROXIMATELY
50 MPH. THERE WERE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO TREES. THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT WIND DAMAGE WAS FOUND ALONG HOLLY BUSH CHURCH ROAD AND
TOBY LANDRUM ROAD...WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED.
ONE MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED WHEN A LARGE TREE FELL THROUGH THE
STRUCTURE. MINOR TO MODERATE WIND DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED TO OTHER
STRUCTURES.

 


Clarke County Tornado Path

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Clarke County Storm Damage  Clarke County Storm Damage 
.TORNADO EVENT FOR CLARKE COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    94-104 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            550 YARDS
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29 2014
START TIME:             1215 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         8.8 MILES SSE GROVE HILL / CLARKE / ALABAMA
START LAT/LON:          31.5759 / -87.7633

END DATE:               APRIL 29 2014
END TIME:               1217 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.7 MILES SSE GROVE HILL / CLARKE / ALABAMA
END_LAT/LON:            31.5776 / -87.7585

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND DAMAGE
CONSISTENT WITH A SMALL...SHORT TRACK...WEAK TORNADO OVER CENTRAL
CLARKE COUNTY TO THE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF GROVE HILL. DAMAGE INDICATED
THAT THE TORNADO TRACKED FROM THE WEST-SOUTHWEST TOWARD THE EAST-NORTHEAST
FOR APPROXIMATELY 500 YARDS. THE DAMAGE INITIALLY BEGAN AS A STRAIGHT LINE
WIND EVENT. THE DAMAGE PATTERN THEN BECAME MORE CONVERGENT...DENOTED BY THE
DOWNED AND SNAPPED TREE PATTERN...INDICATING A BRIEF TORNADO. THE DAMAGE
THEN RETURNED TO A MORE LINEAR NON-TORNADIC PATTERN AND THE DEGREE OF
DAMAGE GRADUALLY DECREASED ACROSS AN ADDITIONAL TWO MILE LONG PATH.

WINDS SPEEDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO WERE ESTIMATED TO RANGE FROM
86 TO 110 MPH...RESULTING IN NUMEROUS SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES
(BOTH HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD) AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO TWO HOMES AND A
BARN. WIND SPEEDS DIMINISHED AS THE DAMAGE PATTERN BECAME MORE LINEAR.

 


Butler County Storm Damage

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 Butler County Storm Damage Butler County Storm Damage 
.WEST CENTRAL BUTLER COUNTY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MACROBURST WIND DAMAGE
EVENT...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:   90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   5.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    2.5 MILES
FATALITIES:              0
INJURIES:                0

START DATE:             APRIL 29TH 2014
START TIME:             130 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         12.8 MILES WSW GREENVILLE / BUTLER / ALABAMA
START LAT/LON:          31.7722 / -86.8381

END DATE:               APRIL 29TH 2014
END TIME:               140 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.7 MILES W GREENVILLE / BUTLER / ALABAMA
END LAT/LON:            31.8253 / -86.7800

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH DAMAGING MACROBURST WINDS FROM A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
THAT MOVED ACROSS THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF BUTLER COUNTY. THE STORM
TRACKED TO THE EAST AT APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH. MOST OF THE DAMAGE OCCURRED
SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 10 ALONG SOUTH SHACKELVILLE ROAD...WHERE NUMEROUS TREES
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED AND THERE WAS MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE NOTED TO
A FEW STRUCTURES. A LARGE TREE FELL INTO A RESIDENCE.

 


Butler County Storm Damage

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 Butler County Storm Damage Butler County Storm Damage 
.CENTRAL BUTLER COUNTY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MICROBURST WIND DAMAGE
EVENT...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:  75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   0.2 MILES
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APRIL 29TH 2014
START TIME:             135 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         7.0 MILES SW GREENVILLE / BUTLER / ALABAMA
START LAT/LON:          31.7586/ -86.7162

END DATE:               APRIL 29TH 2014
END TIME:               140 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           6.6 MILES SW GREENVILLE / BUTLER / ALABAMA
END LAT/LON:            31.7638 / -86.7130

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH MICROBURST WIND DAMAGE FROM A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THE
STORM TRACKED TO THE EAST AT APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH. MOST OF THE DAMAGE
WAS NOTED NEAR SIRMON ROAD. A FEW TREES IN SATURATED GROUND WERE
UPROOTED...AND SOME LARGE BRANCHES WERE ALSO SNAPPED WHICH CAUSED
MODERATE DAMAGE TO A BARN.

 


Butler County Storm Damage

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 Butler County Storm Damage Butler County Storm Damage 
..NORTH CENTRAL BUTLER COUNTY SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MICROBURST WIND DAMAGE
EVENT...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:   95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   0.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    0.2 MILES
FATALITIES:              0
INJURIES:                0

START DATE:              APRIL 29TH 2014
START TIME:              145 AM CDT
START LOCATION:          3.6 MILES NNW GREENVILLE / BUTLER / ALABAMA
START LAT/LON:           31.8779 / -86.6543

END DATE:                APRIL 29TH 2014
END TIME:                150 AM CDT
END LOCATION:            3.8 MILES NNW GREENVILLE / BUTLER / ALABAMA
END LAT/LON:             31.8824 / -86.6508

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND EVIDENCE
CONSISTENT WITH MICROBURST WIND DAMAGE FROM A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM. THE
STORM TRACKED TO THE EAST AT APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH. MOST OF THE DAMAGE
WAS LOCATED IN THE VICINITY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ALONG
STATE HIGHWAY 185...WHERE NUMEROUS LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED
AND DAMAGE TO SEVERAL STRUCTURES WAS NOTED...INCLUDING THE COLLAPSE OF
A STORAGE OUTBUILDING.

 


 

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.
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