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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
1047 AM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/25/2015 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...

.OVERVIEW...
A THUNDERSTORM TRACKED ACROSS MONROE COUNTY ON THE MORNING OF MAY
25 2015. THIS STORM PRODUCED AT LEAST TWO TORNADOES IN THE COUNTY.

.TORNADO 1...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 70 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: MAY 25, 2015
START TIME: 8:41 AM CDT
START LOCATION: 7.8 WSW AMORY/MONROE COUNTY/MS
START LAT/LON: 33.9464/-88.6350

END DATE: MAY 25, 2015
END TIME: 8:47 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 4.2 WSW AMORY/MONROE COUNTY/MS
END LAT/LON: 33.9716/-88.5699

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE FIRST TORNADO OCCURRED SOUTHWEST OF AMORY AND AFFECTED AREAS
SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 278...NEAR MCALLISTER ROAD...AND NEAR LITTLE
COONTAIL ROAD. TREES WERE UPROOTED AND BROKEN...AND FALLING TREES
DAMAGED THE ROOFS OF SEVERAL HOUSES. DAMAGE ALONG THIS TRACK WAS
INTERMITTENT. SOUTH OF THE TRACK...AN AREA OF NON-TORNADIC WIND
DAMAGE WAS NOTED.

.TORNADO 2...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: MAY 25, 2015
START TIME: 8:51 AM CDT
START LOCATION: AMORY/MONROE COUNTY/MS
START LAT/LON: 33.9816/-88.4885

END DATE: MAY 25, 2015
END TIME: 8:57 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 2.0 NNE AMORY/MONROE COUNTY/MS
END LAT/LON: 34.0150/-88.4712

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE SECOND TORNADO AFFECTED THE COMMUNITY OF AMORY. NUMEROUS LARGE
TREES WERE UPROOTED AND BROKEN...AND LIGHT POLES WERE BENT. FALLING
TREES DAMAGED THE ROOFS OF SEVERAL HOUSES...CARPORTS...AND STORAGE
SHEDS. OTHER HOMES HAD AREAS OF SHINGLES REMOVED. THE OBSERVED
DAMAGE SUPPORTS A RATING OF EF-1...WITH MAXIMUM WINDS OF
APPROXIMATELY 95 MPH.

THE PATH LENGTH SHOWN ABOVE REPRESENTS THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE
SURVEYED BY THE TEAM. RADAR DATA SUGGESTS THAT THE TORNADO MAY
HAVE CROSSED THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER NORTHEAST OF AMORY...AND
CONTINUED THROUGH A REMOTE FORESTED AREA JUST NORTH OF THE
RIVER. THE RADAR SIGNAL DIMINISHED OVER POOL B OF THE TOMBIGBEE
RIVER 1 TO 2 MILES WEST OF SMITHVILLE. THE SURVEY TEAM WAS UNABLE
TO ACCESS THIS AREA. IF IN FACT THIS OCCURRED...THE TOTAL PATH
LENGTH WOULD BE 8.1 MILES WITH AN ENDING TIME OF APPROXIMATELY
9:06 AM CDT.

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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WOODALL/BRANDA


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