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Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
303 PM CDT SAT APR 4 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/03/15 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT...

.HARVEST ROAD THUNDERSTORM WIND...

PEAK WIND /EST/:        80-90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.35 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 3 2015
START TIME:             755 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1 E HARVEST AL
START LAT/LON:          34.9582/-86.7272

END DATE:               APR 3 2015
END TIME:               758 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 E HARVEST AL
END LAT/LON:            34.8596/-86.7212

SURVEY SUMMARY: A SMALL...CONCENTRATED POCKET OF WIND DAMAGE
OCCURRED MOSTLY SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF ALABAMA HIGHWAY 53
AND HARVEST ROAD. THE DAMAGE BEGAN JUST EAST OF LA NEWBY ROAD...
WHERE SEVERAL TREES IN A NORTH-SOUTH RUNNING LINE WERE UPROOTED IN A
WEST-TO-EAST DIRECTION. EVEN MORE PINE TREES WERE UPROOTED... AND
SOME SNAPPED...IN ANOTHER STAND OF TREES JUST TO THE EAST. NEARLY ALL
OF THESE FACED WEST-TO-EAST...WITH SOME NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST AT
THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LINE...AND A FEW EVEN NORTH-TO-SOUTH BEHIND
THE NEARBY HOUSE.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED ALONG HIGHWAY 53. HERE ROOFING
WAS TORN OFF A BARBER SHOP...A BILLBOARD WAS DAMAGED...THE
UNDERPINNINGS OF A NEARBY MOBILE HOME WERE PUSHED IN...AND MORE TREES
WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. MINOR ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED ACROSS
HIGHWAY 53...ALONG HARVEST ROAD WHERE IT APPEARED SOME TREES HAD
SNAPPED AND FALLEN BEFORE BEING CLEANED UP...AND SOUTH ALONG HIGHWAY
53 WHERE ANOTHER TREE HAD BEEN UPROOTED.

BASED ON INITIAL EVALUATION...THE DAMAGE APPEARS TO BE DIVERGENT IN
NATURE...AND RADAR DATA SUGGESTS THAT IT OCCURRED IN THE DOWNDRAFT
REGION OF A SUPERCELL EMBEDDED WITHIN THE LINE. AT THIS TIME IT IS
DETERMINED TO BE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE. HOWEVER THIS IS SUBJECT
TO FURTHER EVALUATION.

SURVEYED BY: CARCIONE/NASH

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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