Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
000
NOUS44 KHGX 281338 CCA
PNSHGX
TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-290145-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
838 AM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/27/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.WILLOW PATH/TOMBALL TORNADO...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.41 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 40 YARDS
FATALITIES: 1
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             APRIL 27 2016
START TIME:             443 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         6 SW OF THE WOODLANDS / HARRIS COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          30.0982 / -95.5511

END DATE:               APRIL 27 2016
END TIME:               447 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           6 SW OF THE WOODLANDS / HARRIS COUNTY / TX
END_LAT/LON:            30.096 / -95.5449

NWS SURVEYED STORM DAMAGE IN THE WILLOW CREEK AREA...NEAR WILLOW
PATH BETWEEN TOMBALL AND KLEIN. A WNW TO ENE DAMAGE PATH WAS FOUND
JUST LESS THAN A HALF MILE LONG. NUMEROUS LARGE PINE TREES WERE
UPROOTED...SEVERAL ONTO HOMES. AN ELDERLY WOMAN DIED WHEN A LARGE
TREE CRASHED INTO HERE MOBILE HOME. SOILS WERE EXTREMELY SOFT FROM
RECENT HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING IN THE WILLOW CREEK AREA. ESTIMATED
MAX WIND SPEED IS 70 MPH BASED ON THE VERY SOFT WET SOILS

NWS AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ALSO SURVEYED AREAS
AROUND WILLIS. MULTIPLE AREAS OF DAMAGE WERE FOUND AND WERE DETERMINED
DUE PRIMARILY TO DOWNBURST WINDS. ONCE AGAIN UPROOTED TREES WERE
NUMEROUS. THERE WERE CASES OF MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE...WITH
SEVERAL ROOFS PARTIALLY COVERED BY TARPS...OFTEN DUE TO TREES
FALLING ON THEM. IN ONE CASE A DETACHED GARAGE WAS
SHIFTED OFF ITS FOUNDATION. IN THESE AREAS TREES AND OTHER DAMAGE WERE
GENERALLY PUSHED TO THE EAST OR TO THE NORTHEAST. THE TEXAS
NATIONAL SUBDIVISION WAS ESPECIALLY HARD HIT. ESTIMATED WINDS
IN THESE DOWNBURST WIND AREAS WERE ON THE ORDER OF 70 MPH.


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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM
DATA.

$$

DR


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.