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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
953 AM CST TUE DEC 2 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/23/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.UPDATE...TO INCLUDE THE FORKLAND TORNADO.

.FORKLAND TORNADO (GREENE COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.04 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOV 23 2014
START TIME:             1135 AM CST
START LOCATION:         2.4 ESE FORKLAND AL
START LAT/LON:          32.6387/-87.8364

END DATE:               NOV 23 2014
END TIME:               1138 AM CST|
END LOCATION:           3.1 ENE FORKLAND AL
END_LAT/LON:            32.6669/-87.8255

THE TORNADO BEGAN ABOUT 2.4 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF FORKLAND...
JUST SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 20 NEAR THE NORTHERN EDGE OF CATFISH
PONDS...WHERE A PERSON OBSERVED THE TORNADO. FROM THERE IT MOVED
NORTH-NORTHEAST AND ENDED NEAR LLOYD CHAPEL CHURCH ALONG COUNTY
ROAD 41. SEVERAL TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG THE
PATH. ADDITIONALLY...A SMALL TORNADO DEBRIS SIGNATURE WAS EVIDENT
IN DUAL-POL DATA FROM KBMX RADAR.

.COWIKEE CREEK TORNADO (BARBOUR COUNTY)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.23 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOV 23 2014
START TIME:             203 PM CST
START LOCATION:         5.6 NNE EUFAULA AL
START LAT/LON:          31.9603/-85.0940

END DATE:               NOV 23 2014
END TIME:               207 PM CST
END LOCATION:           8.8 NNE EUFAULA AL
END_LAT/LON:            32.0002/-85.0653

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF
BARBOUR COUNTY...NEAR WHERE COWIKEE CREEK EMPTIES INTO THE WALTER
F GEORGE RESERVOIR...ABOUT 1.8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LAKEPOINT RESORT
STATE PARK. FROM THERE THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEASTWARD AND CROSSED
THE RESERVOIR INTO GEORGIA ROUGHLY DUE EAST OF THE STATE PARK. THE
TORNADO THEN CONTINUED INTO STEWART COUNTY GEORGIA. ON ITS SHORT
PATH IN ALABAMA... DAMAGE FROM THIS TORNADO WAS CONFINED TO
HUNDREDS OF TREES THAT WERE EITHER SNAPPED OFF OR UPROOTED.

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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