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NOUS44 KMEG 241353

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
853 AM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/22/17 Tornado Event - Update 1...


.Tornado in Prentiss County Mississippi...

Rating: EF1
Estimated Peak Wind: 90 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 6.5 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 200 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 04/22/2017
Start Time: 2:35 PM CDT
Start Location: 4.1 miles E of Wheeler, MS
Start Lat/Lon: 34.5742/-88.5334

End Date: 04/22/2017
End Time: 2:55 PM CDT
End Location: 1.5 miles W of New Site, MS
End Lat/Lon: 34.5642/-88.4205

The tornado damage was spotty and intermittent along the path.
Tree damage occurred along County Roads 5141, 5051, and 5091.
A mobile home was damaged along County Road 5091. A stand of
pine trees was damaged north of Highway 4, approximately 1.5
miles northeast of Hobo Station. The last damage was observed
west of New Site. Although the tornado was rated EF1, the EF1
damage was confined to isolated areas. Other wind damage occurred
across the county, especially in the Wheeler vicinity and just
south of Booneville.

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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