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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
807 PM CDT MON APR 7 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE APRIL 7 2014 EVERGREEN ALABAMA
TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...THE NWS SURVEY TEAM FOUND THE DAMAGE IN EVERGREEN
WHICH OCCURRED AT APPROXIMATELY 650 AM TODAY TO BE CONSISTENT
WITH A SMALL WEAK TORNADO.

.TORNADO EVENT IN EVERGREEN ALABAMA...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             APRIL 7 2014
START TIME:             650 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         0.7 MILE SE OF DOWNTOWN EVERGREEN / CONECUH / ALABAMA
START LAT/LON:          31.4286 / -86.9450

END DATE:               APRIL 7 2014
END TIME:               651 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1.0 MILE E OF DOWNTOWN EVERGREEN / CONECUH / ALABAMA
END LAT/LON:            31.4357 / -86.9373

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM FOUND
EVIDENCE CONSISTENT WITH A SMALL WEAK TORNADO THAT DEVELOPED ON
THE NORTHERN END OF A RADAR DETECTED BOW ECHO IN THE EASTERN PORTION
OF EVERGREEN ALABAMA. MOST OF THE DAMAGE INDICATED THAT THE TORNADO
TRACKED FROM THE SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST.

WINDS SPEEDS WERE ESTIMATED TO RANGE FROM 65 TO 85 MPH...RESULTING
IN NUMEROUS UPROOTED TREES AND MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO THE CITY
HOSPITAL...TECHNICAL SCHOOL AND BASEBALL FIELD.

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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