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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
335 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 3/21/2017 Thunderstorm Wind Event...

.Overview...Official NWS survey determines 80 MPH Straight Line Winds.

.Lincoln/Moore/Franklin Damaging Straight Line Winds...

Peak wind Estimated:      80 MPH
Path length /Statute/:    8.5 Miles
Path width /Maximum/:     940 Yards
Fatalities:               0
Injuries:                 0

Start date:               Mar. 21, 2017
Start time:               450 PM CDT
Start location:           5 SE Mulberry

End date:                 Mar. 21, 2017
End time:                 520 PM CDT
End location:             10 E Huntland

Survey Summary: NWS and Franklin County (TN) EMA survey team determined the damage
from the Mar. 21 storms were from straight line winds, estimated at 80 MPH.

While widespread tree damage was observed across Lincoln, parts of Moore, and Franklin
counties, the peak of damage appeared across an area that affected the
Crystal Ridge Area (southeast of Mulberry), southern Moore County (south of
Preston Ridge), Old Salem area (north of Huntland), and the Cedar Ridge
Area (south of Belvidere). The bulk of damage indicators came from
soft wood trees that were either uprooted or had damaged large limbs.
The orientation of the damage was consistently in a NE to ENE direction
from the Crystal Ridge Ridge through the Cedar Ridge Area. Radar did indicate
a strong surge from the southwest wrapping around the broadening rotation of the parent

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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