Prelimary Storm Survey Results From Sunday's Severe Weather

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
826 PM CST MON FEB 11 2013

...PRELIMINARY NWS DAMAGE SURVEY INFORMATION FOR 10 FEBRUARY 2013 TORNADO
EVENT IN PERRY AND WAYNE COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

...NWS DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY ACROSS WASHINGTON AND
CLARKE COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...


.PERRY COUNTY (CONTINUATION OF HATTIESBURG TORNADO)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.52 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             2/10/2013
START TIME:             534 PM CST (CONTINUATION)
START LOCATION:         FORREST COUNTY LINE (CONTINUATION)
START LAT/LON:          31.3545/-89.1461 (OR CROSS POINT INTO PERRY COUNTY)

END DATE:               2/10/2013
END TIME:               536 PM CST
END LOCATION:           JUST EAST OF CORINTH CHURCH ROAD SOUTH OF HWY 42
END LAT/LON:            31.3693/-89.1210

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS WAS A CONTINUATION OF THE EF-4 HATTIESBURG TORNADO
AS IT WAS WEAKENING AND CROSSING INTO PERRY COUNTY MISSISSIPPI.  THE TORNADO
WAS AS EF-1 STRENGTH AT 100 YARDS WIDE AS IT CROSSED THE COUNTY LINE THEN
WEAKENED QUICKLY TO LESS THAN 80 YARDS WIDE AT EF-0 STRENGTH AS IT CROSSED
CORINTH CHURCH ROAD JUST SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 42.  THE TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST
EAST OF CORINTH CHURCH ROAD IN A WOODED AREA.

.CLARA TORNADO (WAYNE COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.69 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               2

START DATE:             2/10/2013
START TIME:             657 PM CST
START LOCATION:         4.8 SW CLARA ON STRICKLAND ROAD
START LAT/LON:          31.5521/-88.7736

END DATE:               2/10/2013
END TIME:               706 PM CST
END LOCATION:           2 ESE CLARA ON HUTCHERSON HUTTO ROAD
END LAT/LON:            31.5786/-88.6662

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR STRICKLAND ROAD NEARLY 5
MILES SOUTHWEST OF CLARA WHERE IT SNAPPED A FEW PINE TREES AND BEGAN
TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST TOWARDS HIGHWAY 63.  THE TORNADO
CROSSED HIGHWAY 63 WHERE IT PRODUCED MINOR DAMAGE TO A FEW HOMES,
DESTROYED A FEW OUTBUILDINGS TOPPED OUT OR UPROOTED A FEW TREES ALONG A
80 YARD WIDE PATH.  THE TORNADO CONTINUE ACROSS A WOODED AREA TO HUDSON
TOWN ROAD AND ROY SHOEMAKE DRIVE WHERE IT WIDENED TO 200 YARDS AND
INCREASED TO EF-1 INTENSITY...SNAPPING NUMEROUS LARGE PINE TREES...DAMAGING
THE ROOF OF ONE BRICK HOME...AND CAUSING DAMAGE TO A BARN.  THE TORNADO
CROSSED BUCKATUNNA CLARA ROAD WHERE IT SNAPPED NUMEROUS PINE TREES AND
CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO 3 HOMES WHEN PINE TREES FELL ONTO THEM.  THE TORNADO
WEAKENED AND DISSIPATED NEAR HUTCHERSON HUTTO ROAD.


.DENHAM TORNADO (WAYNE COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.16 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             2/10/2013
START TIME:             714 PM CST
START LOCATION:         MALLIE BONNER ROAD
START LAT/LON:          31.6263/-88.5408

END DATE:               2/10/2013
END TIME:               720 PM CST
END LOCATION:           JOE TAYLOR ROAD
END LAT/LON:            31.6417/-88.4912

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR MALLIE BONNER ROAD SOUTHWEST
OF THE DENHAM AREA WHERE IT SNAPPED A FEW PINE TREES.  THE TORNADO
STRENGTHENED QUICKLY AND WIDENED TO NEARLY 200 YARDS WIDE AS IT CROSSED
DENHAM PROGRESS ROAD JUST NORTH OF JOE TAYLOR ROAD...DESTROYING A SINGLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME...DAMAGING THE ROOFS OF SEVERAL WOOD FRAME HOMES...AND SNAPPING
OR UPROOTING NUMEROUS LARGE TREES.  THE TORNADO QUICKLY WEAKENED AND
DISSIPATED AS IT CROSSED JOE TAYLOR ROAD. THIS TORNADO WAS PRODUCED BY THE
SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED THE CLARA TORNADO A FEW MINUTES
EARLIER.


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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.


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