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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
710 PM CST Mon Feb 13 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEYS FOR 2/7/17 SEVERE WEATHER EVENT...
...UPDATED TO ADD ADDITIONAL WIND DAMAGE FROM LEE COUNTY...

.OVERVIEW...

A large complex of storms developed and swept through Central
Alabama during the day on Tuesday, February 7th. A few stronger
storms developed along a bowing line segment during the late morning
and into the early afternoon hours.

.MOCKINGBIRD LANE TORNADO (MONTGOMERY)...

Rating:                 EF-0
Peak Wind Estimated:    70 mph
Path Length (Statute):  0.20 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   85 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             2/7/17
Start Time:             1:42 pm CST
Start Location:         2.6 S Pike Road
Start Lat/Lon:          32.2737/-86.0530

End Date:               2/7/17
End Time:               1:43 pm CST
End Location:           2.6 S Pike Road
End Lat/Lon:            32.2748/-86.0500

National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed damage south of
the Pike Road community in Montgomery County and determined that
the damage was consistent with a tornado. This tornado occurred on
private property near Mockingbird Lane and adjacent to London
Road, mainly on pasture lands. The tornado uprooted and
snapped several hard and softwood trees that were consistently
observed to be convergent. A small garden shed along the path was
also heavily damaged.

.NASH CREEK THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE (LEE)...

Peak Wind Estimated:    60 mph
Path Length (Statute):  1.19 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             2/7/17
Start Time:             2:53 pm CST
Start Location:         3 ENE Chewacla State Park
Start Lat/Lon:          32.5614/-85.4252

End Date:               2/7/17
End Time:               2:57 pm CST
End Location:           3 NW Beauregard
End Lat/Lon:            32.5678/-85.4067

National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed damage south of
Opelika that was consistent with straight line winds. The swath of
damaging winds began in a rural area just west of Society Hill Road
and Nash Creek and continued northeast, crossing County Road 27 and
County Road 957 before ending on Moores Mill Road. The damage
consisted of mainly uprooted trees in which the pattern was
divergent in nature but was inconsistent along the path.

.OPELIKA THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE (LEE)...

Peak Wind Estimated:    60-70 mph
Path Length (Statute):  0.66 miles
Path Width (Maximum):   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             2/7/17
Start Time:             2:53 pm CST
Start Location:         2 S Opelika
Start Lat/Lon:          32.6237/-85.3815

End Date:               2/7/17
End Time:               2:54 pm CST
End Location:           2 SSE Opelika
End Lat/Lon:            32.6287/-85.3719

National Weather Service Meteorologists surveyed damage in the city
of Opelika that was consistent with straight line winds of 60 to 70
mph. The swath of damaging wind began at a large warehouse building
on Williamson Avenue. Significant structure and roof damage was
sustained. The damaging winds continued northeastward onto Steel
Street, where another industrial building sustained roof damage,
along with minor damage to other structures. The Goo Goo Car Wash on
Marvyn Parkway sustained significant roof damage just to the
northeast, where the swath of damaging winds ended.

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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