Final Update: April 28, 2014 Mid-South Storm Surveys

Updated to for extension of Tupelo Tornado

Lee, Itawamba, and Prentiss Counties Mississippi Damage Survey

RATING: EF-3
PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/:   150 MPH
PEAK LENGTH /STATUTE/:   31 MILES
PATH WIND /MAXIMUM/:     0.25 MILES
FATALITIES:  1       INJURIES:   40

START DATE:  APR 28 2014
START TIME:   242 PM CDT
START LOCATION:   7 SSW TUPELO
START LAT/LON:   34.2261/-88.8242

END DATE:  APR 28 2014
END TIME:  320 PM CDT
END LOCATION:  NORTH OF WHITTEN LOCK AND DAM ON BAY SPRINGS LAKE
END LAT/LON:   34.4725/-88.3706

SURVEY SUMMARY:
AN AERIAL SURVEY WAS COMPLETED THURSDAY MAY 1. THAT AERIAL SURVEY
EXTENDED THE TRACK FURTHER EAST...BUT DID NOT SHOW HIGHER RATING
LEVEL...WIDER PATH OR DIFFERENT BEGINNING POINT. THE FATALITY WAS
STORM RELATED...BUT IT DID NOT OCCUR IN THE TORNADO PATH. THE HARDEST
HIT AREA IN TUPELO WAS LOCATED ALONG CLAYTON AVENUE AND COUNTRY
CLUB ROAD TO THE COMMERCIAL AREA ALONG NORTH GLOSTER FROM
HILLCREST DRIVE TO NORTH GREEN STREET. SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALSO OCCURRED
NEAR ELVIS PRESLEY LAKE...NORTHEAST OF TUPELO.

THANKS TO MISSISSIPPI CIVIL AIR PATROL FOR PROVIDING AERIAL SURVEYS.

 

 




Obion County Tennessee Damage Survey

TORNADO...OBION COUNTY TN INTO FULTON COUNTY KY. STORM SURVEY
CONDUCTED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH KENTUCKY.

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  10.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1 VERY MINOR

START DATE:             APR 28 2014
START TIME:             518 PM CDT
START LOCATION:   5 MILES WEST OF UNION CITY TN

END DATE:              APR 28 2014
END TIME:               528 PM CDT
END LOCATION:     7 MILES WEST OF FULTON KY

NUMEROUS WITNESSES SAW THE TORNADO. THE TORNADO DAMAGED 16 STRUCTURES
IN TN AND 2 MORE IN KY. THE TORNADO WAS MUCH STRONGER IN TN. MANY
STRUCTURES IN TN HAD ROOFS REMOVED AND SEVERAL BARNS DESTROYED.
MINOR INJURY WAS TO AN OCCUPANT OF ONE OF THE HOMES. WAS SENT TO
HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. OTHER OCCUPANT OF THE HOUSE WAS IN GARAGE AND
SAW TORNADO COMING. SUCTION WAS SO STRONG HE COULD NOT ENTER THE
HOUSE UNTIL PART OF THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF. THERE WAS MAJOR DAMAGE
TO LARGE MACHINE SHEDS/ BARN IN TN. TORNADO MOVED A 700 LB WEIGHT
ABOUT 15 FT AND THREW A 40LB JACK ABOUT 50 YARDS. A STEEL TRAILER
WAS BENT. ONE OF THE BARNS WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED WHILE THE OTHER
LOST MOST OF THE ROOF.

THE TORNADO ENTERED KENTUCKY AROUND 525 PM AND TRAVELED NORTHEAST.
ONE BARN WAS DESTROYED AND A CHURCH LOST PART OF THE ROOF WITH
DEBRIS BLOWN INTO A FIELD. A NEARBY HOME HAD MINOR DAMAGE...BUT
THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE NWS STAFF AT PADUCAH KENTUCKY FOR CONDUCTING
THE STORM SURVEY.

 

Shelby County Tennessee Damage Survey

RATING:EF-0
PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED/: 75-80 MILES AN HOUR
PEAK LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: NONE
INJURIES: NONE

START DATE:  APR 28 2014
START TIME:  646 AM CDT
START LOCATION:  8.5 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF MILLINGTON TENNESSEE
START LAT/LON:  35.3615/-89.7486

END DATE:  APR 28 2014
END TIME:  0648 AM CDT
END LOCATION:  10 MILES EAST NORTHEAST FROM MILLINGTON TENNESSEE
END LAT/LON: 35.3701/-89.7234

SURVEY SUMMARY:
ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES ON BRUNSWICK ROAD. TREES DOWN.

 

 

NOTE: Information here is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data.

 

 

 



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