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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1049 PM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR MAY 25 2015 SEVERE WEATHER
EVENT...

.ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ACROSS NORTHWEST LOUISIANA
AND SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS DURING THE EVENING HOURS ON MONDAY MAY
25...AHEAD OF A SQUALL LINE.  ALTHOUGH THERE WERE REPORTS OF
LARGE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS WITH THE ISOLATED STORMS AHEAD OF
THE SQUALL LINE...THE SQUALL LINE PRODUCED THE MAJORITY OF THE
WIND DAMAGE AS IT MOVED ACROSS THE ARKLATEX.

.TORNADO #1 IN PANOLA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  22 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             718 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         0.5 MILE S OF BECKVILLE TEXAS
START LAT/LON:          32.23997 / -94.45659

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               743 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 MILES NE OF DE BERRY
END_LAT/LON:            32.3460 / -94.1086

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE DAMAGE PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES. HOWEVER...THERE WAS SOME DAMAGE TO OUT BUILDINGS.
SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY FALLING TREES.

.TORNADO #2 IN CADDO PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             812 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 MILES SE OF SHREVEPORT
START LAT/LON:          32.3891 / -93.7903

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               813 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 MILES SE OF SHREVEPORT
END_LAT/LON:            32.3927 / -93.7842

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE DAMAGE PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES. SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY FALLING TREES.

.TORNADO #3 IN RUSK COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115-125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  19 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             647 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         9 MILES WSW OF HENDERSON TX
START LAT/LON:          32.1177 / -94.9438

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               706 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           10 MILES ENE OF HENDERSON TX
END LAT/LON:            32.2133 / -94.6311

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE DAMAGE PRIMARILY CONSISTED OF NUMEROUS SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES...AND SEVERAL SNAPPED POWER POLES. SEVERAL HOMES IN AND
AROUND HENDERSON RECEIVED MINOR TO MODERATE DAMAGE. EMBEDDED IN THE
DAMAGE PATH WERE DISTINCT AREAS OF STRONG WIND SPEEDS. TWO SEPARATE
SWATHS OF CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE WERE NOTED...ONE ABOUT 5 MILES
WEST-SOUTHWEST OF HENDERSON AND ANOTHER ABOUT 7 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST
OF HENDERSON.

.STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE IN BOSSIER PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...

PEAK WIND:              80-85 MPH
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             825 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         10 MILES SSE OF BOSSIER CITY

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               826 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           10 MILES SSE OF BOSSIER CITY

SURVEY_SUMMARY: SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED IN THE TAYLORTOWN
AREA IN SOUTHERN BOSSIER PARISH AS A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
MOVED ACROSS THE REGION.

..STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE IN LA SALLE PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...

PEAK WIND:              80-85 MPH
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             522 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 MILES SE OF JENA

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               525 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILE NNW OF JENA

SURVEY_SUMMARY: NUMEROUS TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED PRIMARILY
ON THE EAST SIDE OF JENA AS AN ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVED
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. SEVERAL TREES FELL ON HOUSES.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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