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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
303 PM CST TUE DEC 30 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/27/14 TORNADO EVENT...

...SECOND TORNADO CONFIRMED ON 12/27/14...

.SPURGER TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.24 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 27 2014
START TIME:             2:00 PM CST
START LOCATION:         4 W SPURGER / TYLER / TX
START LAT/LON:          30.6829 / -94.2553

END DATE:               DEC 27 2014
END TIME:               2:06 PM CST
END LOCATION:           2 NW SPURGER / TYLER / TX
END_LAT/LON:            30.7163 / -94.1952

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR FM HWY 1013 WEST OF
SPURGER...SNAPPING THE TOPS OF SEVERAL PINE TREES OFF. WHEN THE
TORNADO GOT TO COUNTY ROAD 4394...TWO HOMES RECEIVED MINOR DAMAGE
TO THE ROOFS WITH SOME SHINGLES TAKEN OFF. SEVERAL TREES WERE
SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE OF THEM...AND A COUPLE OF SHEDS AND BARNS
HAD SOME METAL ROOFING MATERIAL PEELED OFF.

THE TORNADO CAUSED MORE DAMAGE TO TWO MORE HOMES ON COUNTY ROAD
4375...WHERE ROOFING SHINGLES OR TIN WERE PARTIALLY BLOWN OFF THE
HOMES...CARPORTS...AND GARAGES. MORE TREES ALONG THIS ROAD WERE
ALSO SNAPPED AT THE BASE...FACING NORTH. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED
SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

THIS SAME STORM PRODUCED THE TORNADO IN JASPER COUNTY IN THE ROCK
HILL COMMUNITY.

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.

$$

ERICKSON








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