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Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
125 PM CST MON NOV 24 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/23/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.COWIKEE CREEK TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.23 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOV 23 2014
START TIME:             203 PM CST
START LOCATION:         5.6 NNE EUFAULA AL
START LAT/LON:          31.9603/-85.0940

END DATE:               NOV 23 2014
END TIME:               207 PM CST
END LOCATION:           8.8 NNE EUFAULA AL
END_LAT/LON:            32.0002/-85.0653

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF BARBOUR
COUNTY...NEAR WHERE COWIKEE CREEK EMPTIES INTO THE WALTER F GEORGE
RESERVOIR...ABOUT 1.8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAKEPOINT RESORT STATE PARK.
FROM THERE THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEASTWARD AND CROSSED THE RESERVOIR
INTO GEORGIA ROUGHLY DUE EAST OF THE STATE PARK. THE TORNADO THEN
CONTINUED INTO STEWART COUNTY GEORGIA. ON ITS SHORT PATH IN ALABAMA...
DAMAGE FROM THIS TORNADO WAS CONFINED TO HUNDREDS OF TREES THAT WERE
EITHER SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED.

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.

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