Preliminary Tornado Survey for 9/1 Storms

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
532 PM CDT SUN SEP 2 2012

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/1/12 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...

.OVERVIEW...
SURVEYS COMPLETED TO REVIEW REPORTED DAMAGE FROM TORNADO SPAWNED
CELLS THAT DEVELOPED DUE TO THE REMNANT CIRCULATION OF ISSAC.


.TORNADO IN CORNING ARKANSAS...

RATING: EF2
PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/: 111-135 MPH
PEAK LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: NONE
INJURIES: NONE

START DATE: 09/01/12
START TIME: N/A
START LOCATION: 1 MILE SW OF CORNING AIRPORT
START LAT/LON: N/A

END DATE: 09/01/12
END TIME: N/A
END LOCATION: 1.5 MILES NE OF CORNING AIRPORT
END LAT/LON: N/A

SURVEY SUMMARY:
TORNADO SURVEY DISCOVER EVIDENCE OF TOUCHDOWN JUST SW OF THE
AIRPORT WITH SIGNIFICANT INFLOW DAMAGING SEEN TO MANY OF THE
AIRPORT HANGARS ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE AIRPORT. TWO HANGARS
ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE AIRPORT WERE EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED WITH
NEAR COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE STRUCTURE AT THE NORTHERN END OF THE
FIELD.

MANY AIRCRAFT WERE HEAVILY DAMAGING INSIDE THE TWO
HANGARS...REPORTED DAMAGE MAY EXCEED 5 MILLION DOLLARS. POWER
POLES WERE DOWNED ALONG THE ROADWAY JUST NORTH OF THE FIELD AND
CLEAR PATH WAS SEEN INTO THE BEAN FIELD TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF
THE AIRFIELD. LARGE AMOUNTS OF DEBRIS WAS FOUND STRUNG OUT ACROSS
1.5 MILES FROM THE AIRFIELD WITH ONE 930 POUND PIECE OF EQUIPMENT
WAS FOUND NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILE FROM THE BUILDING WHICH IT
WAS BEING STORED.

THIS THUNDERSTORM ALSO PRODUCED A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN IN A FARM FIELD
NEAR COUNTY ROAD 147 AND US HWY 67 IN CLAY COUNTY ARKANSAS


TORNADO IN BUCODA MISSOURI...

RATING: EF0
PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/: LESS THAN 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 100 YARDS
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS
FATALITIES: NONE
INJURIES: NONE

START DATE:09/01/12
START TIME: N/A
START LOCATION: INTERSECTION OF MISSOURI HWY N AND US HWY 412
START LAT/LON: N/A

END DATE:09/01/12
END TIME:N/A
END LOCATION:INTERSECTION OF MISSOURI HWY N AND US HWY 412
END LAT/LON:N/A

SURVEY SUMMARY:
BRIEF TORNADO TOUCH DOWN IN BUCODA. DAMAGE TO FARM SHED.

TWO OTHER BRIEF TOUCHDOWNS WERE REPORTED IN FARM FIELDS IN PEMISCOT
COUNTY BETWEEN BRAGGADOCIO AND HAYTI. AWAITING FOR MORE
INFORMATION FROM LOCAL WITNESSES AND OFFICIALS ON EXACT LOCATIONS.

NOTE: 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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