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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
1259 PM CDT Wed May 3 2017

...NWS Damage Survey For April 30 Tornado Event...

.OVERVIEW...
The tornado information here was embedded in a larger area of
straight-line thunderstorm winds in southwest Calhoun County.

.Tornado near Slate Springs and Sabougla Mississippi in Calhoun
County...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 90-95 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 2.7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 50 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: April 30 2017
Start Time: 1026 AM CDT
Start Location: 4 miles W Slate Springs
Start Lat/Lon: 33.7380/-89.4414

End Date: April 30 2017
End Time: 1029 AM CDT
End Location: 1 mile NE Sabougla
End Lat/Lon: 33.7774/-89.4486

SURVEY SUMMARY:
The tornado damaged and destroyed several outbuildings and
uprooted and snapped numerous trees sporadically along the path.

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
EF5...Violent...>200mph

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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