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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
920 PM CDT SAT APR 25 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR 4/25/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.MADISON COUNTY MISSISSIPPI TORNADO...
RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 25 2015
START TIME: 1:58 AM CDT
START LOCATION: 4.7 E CANTON
START LAT/LON: 32.6094/-89.9543

END DATE: APR 25 2015
END TIME: 1:59 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 6.0 E CANTON
END LAT/LON: 32.6257/-89.9334

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED A NUMBER OF TREES
ALONG A NARROW PATH CROSSING MOSS, ROBINSON AND SHARON ROADS EAST OF
CANTON.

.LEAKE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI TORNADO #1...
RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 25 2015
START TIME: 2:17 AM CDT
START LOCATION: 5.2 NW LENA
START LAT/LON: 32.6496/-89.6589

END DATE: APR 25 2015
END TIME: 2:21 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 5.4 NNW LENA
END LAT/LON: 32.6682/-89.6221

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 25,
SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES.  AFTER CROSSING HIGHWAY 25, THE TORNADO
STRENGTHENED AND WIDENED, SNAPPING AND UPROOTING DOZENS OF TREES AS
IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 13 AND OLD HIGHWAY 13.  THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED
INTO THE BOTTOMLAND ALONG THE PEARL RIVER WHERE IT APPEARS TO HAVE
DISSIPATED.

.LEAKE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI TORNADO #2...
RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 25 2015
START TIME: 2:20 AM CDT
START LOCATION: 7.1 SW CARTHAGE
START LAT/LON: 32.6807/-89.6408

END DATE: APR 25 2015
END TIME: 2:21 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 6.3 SW CARTHAGE
END LAT/LON: 32.6907/-89.6312

SURVEY SUMMARY: SEVERAL TREES SNAPPED AND UPROOTED IN A NARROW
PATH THAT CROSSED STATE HIGHWAY 25.

.LEAKE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI TORNADO #3...
RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 500 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: APR 25 2015
START TIME: 2:28 AM CDT
START LOCATION: 3.3 S CARTHAGE
START LAT/LON: 32.6904/-89.5277

END DATE: APR 25 2015
END TIME: 2:32 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 4.2 SE CARTHAGE
END LAT/LON: 32.7059/-89.4726

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO STARTED JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 35,
SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA WHERE IT ALSO
CAUSED SHINGLE DAMAGE TO A COUPLE OF HOMES AND FLIPPED A
TRAMPOLINE.  AFTER CROSSING HIGHWAY 35, IT INTENSIFIED A BIT
 AND BEGAN CAUSING MORE EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE AND DAMAGED
ANOTHER ROOF.  AS THE TORNADO PASSED EAST-NORTHEAST ALONG
HIGHWAY 488 IT REACHED THE MAXIMUM WIDTH AND INTENSITY,
SNAPPING AND UPROOTING DOZENS OF TREES AND DAMAGING TWO HOMES.
THE TORNADO DISSIPATED SHORTLY AFTER PASSING FREENY ROAD.

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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CME/AG/DC


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