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Public Information Statement...Correction National Weather Service
New Orleans LA 400 PM CST Wed Dec 20 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near Salem in Walthall County Mississippi...

Location...5 NNW Salem in Walthall County Mississippi
Date...December 20 2017
Estimated Time...0639 AM CST
Maximum EF- Scale Rating...EF0
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...77 MPH
Maximum Path Width...50 yards
Path Length...200 yards
Beginning Lat/Lon...31.28N / -90.18W
Ending lat/Lon...31.28N / -90.18W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans LA has confirmed a
tornado on Thornill Road north of the intersection with
Mannings Crossing Road, about 5 miles NNW of Salem in Walthall County
Mississippi on December 20 2017.

An occupied mobile home was damaged and moved about 3 feet of its
foundation. A storage shed was overturned and destroyed A large pine
tree was also snapped. Occupants did not sustain any injuries.

Additionally, at around 635 am CST, large tree branches were snapped
off trees along highway 583, about 2.35 miles to the WSW of the
tornado damage area.

This information can also be found on our website at

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


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