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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
214 PM CST TUE NOV 18 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 17TH STORMS THAT AFFECTED
WASHINGTON AND CLARKE COUNTIES...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  22 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOV 17 2014
START TIME:             137 AM CST
START LOCATION:         6.2 ESE CHATOM / WASHINGTON / AL
LAT/LON:                31.4412 / -88.1552

END DATE:               NOV 17 2014
END TIME:               210 AM CST
END LOCATION:           7 SW GROVE HILL / CLARKE / AL
END_LAT/LON:            31.6264 / -87.8543

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE EF-1 TORNADO PRODUCED A NON-CONTINUOUS DAMAGE
PATH OF NEARLY 22 MILES FROM EAST CENTRAL WASHINGTON COUNTY INTO
CENTRAL CLARKE COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY
56 AND MOVED NORTHEAST WHERE IT HIT A HOUSE AND CAUSED MINOR ROOF
DAMAGE AND BROKEN WINDOWS. IN THE SAME AREA A POORLY CONSTRUCTED BARN
WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST ALONG HIGHWAY
56 WHERE IT CAUSED SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE. THE STORM CONTINUED
NORTHEAST WHERE ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS FOUND AT A HUNTING CAMP ON
COUNTY ROAD 12 WHERE 3 CAMPERS WERE FLIPPED. THE STORM CONTINUED
NORTHEAST AND CAUSED DAMAGE ALONG ST STEPHENS AVENUE WHERE A CHICKEN
COOP WAS DAMAGED AND A TREE FELL ON A MOBILE HOME. THE STORM
CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CROSSED THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER INTO CLARKE
COUNTY AND CONTINUED TO PRODUCE SPORADIC TREE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO
INCREASED BACK TO EF-1 LEVELS AND CAUSED DAMAGE ALONG BOLEN TOWN ROAD
WHERE NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND A LARGE TREE WAS ALSO
COMPLETELY UPROOTED AND FELL ON A HOUSE. TREE DAMAGE CONTINUED ALONG
HIGHWAY 69 BEFORE THE STORM WEAKENED WITH DAMAGE ENDING NEAR ANTIOCH
ROAD.

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.

$$

CULLEN/LINDSEY










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