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NOUS44 KJAN 072249

449 PM CST Wed Feb 7 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 02/07/18 Tornado Event...

.Suqualena Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  8.0 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             02/07/18
Start Time:             4:15 AM CST
Start Location:         6 miles SW of Suqualena / Lauderdale / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3963 / -88.9137

End Date:               02/07/18
End Time:               4:26 AM CST
End Location:           3 miles SE of Suqualena / Lauderdale / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.4138 / -88.7795


This tornado touched down along Bogue Statinea Road and tracked
ENE for roughly 8 miles. The initial damage was a few uprooted
and snapped pine trees from touchdown and as it crossed Bogue
Flower Road. The intensity increased as the tornado crossed some
private property just west of the intersection of Bogue Statinea
Road and Suqualena Meehan Road. Here part of a roof of a metal
barn was removed with a large metal truss thrown onto a
framed house. Roof damage was sustained to this home along with
portions of the shed heavily damaged. Heavier tree damage was
also noted here as the tornado crossed a pasture. The most intense
damage occurred in and around the intersection of Bogue Statinea
Road and Suqualena Meehan Road. Here numerous trees were snapped
and uprooted along with several power lines and poles downed. A
travel trailer was rolled and small shed was destroyed. A few
other structures sustained minor damage here as well. The tornado
continued to the ENE and weakened a fair amount as it crossed
Suqualena Graham and Woods Roads. In the Tanglewood neighborhood,
minor damage occurred from a few downed trees and snapped limbs
to homes and a trampoline was thrown. The tornado dissipated just
at Highway 19. This tornado was rated EF1 with maximum winds near
110 mph. Max width was 300 yards.

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 200mph

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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