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Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
254 PM CST Thu Feb 9 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 02/08/2017 Thunderstorm Wind Event...

.Hartselle Wind Damage...

Estimated Peak wind       60 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    0.75 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     20 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               02/08/2017
Start time:               710 PM CST
Start location:           3 E Hartselle
Start Lat/Lon:            34.45 / -86.88

End date:                 02/08/2017
End time:                 715 PM CST
End location:             4 E Hartselle
End_lat/lon:              34.46 / -86.87

Survey Summary:
NWS and Morgan County EMA survey team determined the damage near the
Hartselle area was cause by thunderstorm winds of 60 MPH. Damage was first
observed on Mayfield Road where one softwood tree was snapped and
laying across the road. Damage was then observed approx. 0.7 miles
to the east near the intersection of Blackwood Dr. and Kaylee Loop. Damage
indicators included roof and siding damage to small farm buildings. Debris
from the buildings were blown approx. 100 yards across Blackwood Dr.

There was minor evidence near the Blackwood Dr. damage that would indicate a
small tornado or mesovortex, but the damage assessment determined winds were below
EF-0 criteria.

Surveyed by: Barron/Saari

The 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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