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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
905 PM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 13 2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.TITUS COUNTY TORNADO NEAR THE TOWN OF WINFIELD...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 - 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.10 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   19 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             APR 13 2015
START TIME:             154 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.44 MILES ESE OF WINFIELD
START LAT/LON:          33.1602 / -95.0703

END DATE:               APR 13 2015
END TIME:               156 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.34 MILES ESE OF WINFIELD
END_LAT/LON:            33.16096 / -95.0708

A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE MID AMERICA PET FOOD
PLANT...TOSSING CARS...TRUCKS...AND DUMPSTERS.  ONE DUMPSTER WAS
TOSSED NEARLY 150 YARDS AND 40 FEET HIGH...LANDING ON TOP OF THE
WAREHOUSE.  A SECOND DUMPSTER HIT THE EDGE OF ANOTHER
BUILDING...NEARLY 75 YARDS AWAY...AND LANDED ON TOP OF A TRUCK
PARKED BELOW.  A PORTION OF THE WAREHOUSE WAS COMPLETELY
DESTROYED WHEN THE WINDS ENTERED OPEN DOORS AND LIFTED THE ROOF.

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.

$$

PALMER/NUTTALL



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