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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
507 PM CST SUN DEC 28 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/27/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.JASPER TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             DEC 27 2014
START TIME:             2:35 PM CST
START LOCATION:         4 SSE JASPER, TX / JASPER / TX
START LAT/LON:          30.864 / -93.979

END DATE:               DEC 27 2014
END TIME:               2:39 PM CST
END LOCATION:           4 SE JASPER, TX / JASPER / TX
END_LAT/LON:            30.884 / -93.955

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION
OF COUNTY ROAD 301/BREWSTERS ROAD AND HIGHWAY 96 WHERE SMALL TREE
BRANCHES AND AN AWNING WAS BROKEN. THE PATH OF THE WEAK TORNADO CONTINUED
ALONG THE PATH OF BREWSTERS ROAD BREAKING SMALL BRANCHES BEFORE
PEAKING OUT NEAR THE HOMES AT THE END OF THE ROAD. THE TORNADO
REACHED PEAK INTENSITY AS IT PASSED ONE HOME DESTROYING A PORTION
OF THE HOME, MAINLY THE GARAGE. IT ALSO DAMAGED OR DESTROYED 3
OUTBUILDINGS NEAR THE HOME AND DOWNED OR SNAPPED MANY LARGE PINE
AND OAK TREES. THE TORNADO CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST ACROSS A FIELD
AND DESTROYED ANOTHER CARPORT AND REMOVED PORTION OF AN
OUTBUILDING`S ROOF. 4 VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BETWEEN
THE TWO HOMES. THE TORNADO THEN DISSIPATED IN THE FOREST.

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 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.

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