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NOUS44 KJAN 272100

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Jackson MS
400 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017



Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  10.7 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 26 2017
Start Time:             1031 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 NNW Walnut Grove / Leake / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.609 / -89.4624

End Date:               Apr 26 2017
End Time:               1042 PM CDT
End Location:           7 NNE Sebastopol / Neshoba / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.6732 / -89.298

Survey Summary: The tornado began on the north end of Walnut Grove
just east of MS Highway 35 along Starling Center Rd. It produced
sporadic tree damage as it moved east northeastward across School
St, True Light Rd, Old Walnut Grove Rd, and along Gunter Rd. The
tornado became wider as it moved across McLemore Rd and Rosebud
School Rd, where additional trees were snapped or uprooted and
some outbuildings were damaged. The tornado reached peak intensity
as it moved through the Rosebud community, crossing MS Highway 487
and tracking through Allen Ln and Tatum Rd. In this vicinity, more
notable tree damage occurred, a utility pole was snapped,
additional outbuildings were damaged or destroyed, and some homes
sustained roof and siding damage. The tornado weakened and
produced more sporadic tree damage, passing across Mowdy Rd and
Union Rd before crossing into southwest Neshoba County. A few
additional trees and large limbs were downed across CR 133 and CR
402, where the tornado lifted.

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

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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