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Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1145 AM CDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/20/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...
A SHORT LINE OF SHOWERS /NO THUNDER OBSERVED OR REPORTED BY
EYEWITNESSES/ PRODUCED A BRIEF WEAK TORNADO IN DECATUR COUNTY TN.

.TORNADO IN DECATUR COUNTY...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 70 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 5/20/15
START TIME: 5:29 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 2.5 ENE DECATURVILLE/DECATUR COUNTY/TN
START LAT/LON: 35.5965/-88.0689

END DATE: 5/20/15
END TIME: 5:32 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 3.7 ENE DECATURVILLE/DECATUR COUNTY/TN
END LAT/LON: 25.5995/-88.0473

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A WEAK TORNADO PRODUCED INTERMITTENT DAMAGE IN THE LOST CREEK AND
WILLOW OAKS AREAS OF EAST-CENTRAL DECATUR COUNTY...TO THE EAST OF
DECATURVILLE NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER. SEVERAL TREES WERE
UPROOTED...ONE HOME HAD SMALL CLUSTERS OF SHINGLES PEELED
AWAY...AND SEVERAL OTHER HOMES HAD DAMAGE TO TRIM AND FLASHING.

NOTE: 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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GW



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