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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
325 PM CDT SAT JUL 18 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/14/15 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #2...

.UPDATE...TWO ADDITIONAL TORNADOES HAVE BEEN SURVEYED IN
MORGAN AND CULLMAN COUNTIES.  ADDITIONAL STORM SURVEYS ARE
BEING PERFORMED IN LAWRENCE AND CULLMAN COUNTIES AND THIS
INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONCE COMPLETED.

.MORGAN COUNTY ALABAMA SOUTH OF PRICEVILLE...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.76 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JULY 14 2015
START TIME:             648 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         ALONG BETHEL ROAD 2 MILES SOUTH OF
                        PRICEVILLE.
START LAT/LON:          34.4992 / -86.8958

END DATE:               JULY 14 2015
END TIME:               650 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           SPRING VALLEY TRAIL 2.75 MILES
                        SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PRICEVILLE.
END LAT/LON:            34.4897 / -86.8889

A TORNADO DEVELOPED ALONG BETHEL ROAD ABOUT TWO MILES SOUTH OF
PRICEVILLE.  THE TORNADO TRACKED SOUTHEAST UP A RIDGE INTO
A RESIDENTIAL AREA ALONG SPRING VALLEY ROAD AND SPRING VALLEY
TRAIL.  WIND SPEEDS IN THE TORNADO RANGED FROM 60 TO 80 MPH
SNAPPING NUMEROUS LARGE TREE LIMBS.  AT LEAST ONE TALL HARDWOOD
TREE WAS PARTIALLY UPROOTED WHILE ANOTHER WAS FULLY UPROOTED
ALTHOUGH IT HAD A ROTTED BASE.  A LARGE PORTION OF A TREE WAS
TOPPLED ONTO A HOME ALONG RIVER VALLEY TRAIL CAUSING DAMAGE
TO SIDING, GUTTERS AND THE ROOFTOP.  THE TORNADO THEN LIFTED
UPON REACHING SHOAL CREEK ROAD.


SURVEYED BY: NWS HUNTSVILLE: KULA/MURPHY/STUMPF
             UA-HUNTSVILLE: LYZA
             MORGAN COUNTY EMA: CROWELL


.TORNADO IN SOUTHERN MORGAN AND FAR NORTHEAST CULLMAN COUNTY
WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF EVA...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.90 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JULY 14 2015
START TIME:             659 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         ABOUT 4.5 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF EVA (MORGAN CO)
START LAT/LON:          34.3547 / -86.8371

END DATE:               JULY 14 2015
END TIME:               705 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           ABOUT 1.8 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF EVA (CULLMAN CO)
END LAT/LON:            34.3055 / -86.7749

A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ALONG COUNTY ROAD 55 NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF COYOTE
HOLLOW DRIVE.  THE TORNADO SNAPPED LARGE LIMBS AND KNOCKED A MODERATE SIZED
TREE DOWN ONTO A HOME.  THE TORNADO SKIPPED A PATH SOUTHEAST ALONG COUNTY ROAD
55 ATOP COOK GAP MOUNTAIN.  THE MOST CONCENTRATED AND INTENSE DAMAGE INCURRED BY
THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED AT RESIDENCES ALONG AND ADJACENT TO THE INTERSECTION
OF COUNTY ROAD 55 AND UNION HILL CHURCH ROAD.  A FEW LARGE TREES AND LIMBS WERE
SNAPPED. A FEW BUT VERY LARGE TREES WERE COMPLETELY UPROOTED IN THIS GENERAL AREA.
PEAK WIND SPEEDS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 90 TO 95 MPH IN THESE INSTANCES.  THE
TORNADO THEN SKIPPED ALONG A PATH A BIT MORE SOUTH-SOUTHEAST CROSSING
MADDOX ROAD SNAPPING LARGE LIMBS OF TREES. THE TORNADO FINISHED ITS PATH JUST
ACROSS THE CULLMAN COUNTY LINE AT EVA ROAD AT COUNTY ROAD 1459 WHERE ANOTHER TREE
WAS SNAPPED AT ITS TRUNK AND WHERE A HOME LOST CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF SIDING ON
THE WEST FACING SIDE.

SURVEYED BY: NWS HUNTSVILLE: KULA/MURPHY/STUMPF
             UA-HUNTSVILLE: LYZA
             MORGAN COUNTY EMA: CROWELL

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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