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Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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NOUS44 KJAN 041815
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1215 PM CST SUN JAN 4 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 01/03/15 TORNADO EVENT...
...THREE TORNADOES CONFIRMED. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE SURVEYS STILL
ONGOING...


.OAK VALE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JAN 03 2015
START TIME:             205 PM CST
START LOCATION:         S OAK VALE / LAWRENCE / MS
START LAT/LON:          31.4323 / -89.9637

END DATE:               JAN 03 2015
END TIME:               205 PM CST
END LOCATION:           S OAK VALE / LAWRENCE / MS
END LAT/LON:            31.4325 / -89.9626

SURVEY SUMMARY: A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WAS OBSERVED BY MULTIPLE
TRAINED SPOTTERS NEAR THE OAK VALE COMMUNITY. NO NOTABLE DAMAGE
WAS IDENTIFIED IN THE AREA.

.NW COVINGTON COUNTY TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JAN 03 2015
START TIME:             236 PM CST
START LOCATION:         5 NE LONE STAR / COVINGTON / MS
START LAT/LON:          31.6798 / -89.6763

END DATE:               JAN 03 2015
END TIME:               239 PM CST
END LOCATION:           4 S MOUNT OLIVE / COVINGTON / MS
END LAT/LON:            31.6972 / -89.6553

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO BEGAN ALONG SUNSET ROAD...WHERE THE ROOF
OF A MOBILE HOME WAS DAMAGED. IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST...SNAPPING TREES
ALONG COOLEY SPRINGS-COULTER ROAD AND STROUD ROAD BEFORE LIFTING.

.NW COVINGTON COUNTY TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JAN 03 2015
START TIME:             239 PM CST
START LOCATION:         4 S MOUNT OLIVE / COVINGTON / MS
START LAT/LON:          31.6983 / -89.6478

END DATE:               JAN 03 2015
END TIME:               240 PM CST
END LOCATION:           4 SSE MOUNT OLIVE / COVINGTON / MS
END LAT/LON:            31.7064 / -89.6341

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO BEGAN ALONG THE EAST END OF STROUD ROAD...
SNAPPING NUMEROUS TREES AS IT CONTINUED EASTWARD ACROSS BURTONS CREEK
ROAD...AND ENDING NEAR ROCK HILL ROAD. THE MOST IMPRESSIVE TREE DAMAGE
OCCURRED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED BURTONS CREEK ROAD...WHERE THE TORNADO
REACHED ITS PEAK INTENSITY.


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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