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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
546 PM CDT FRI APR 1 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/31/16 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...

.OVERVIEW...A COLD FRONT COMBINED WITH A STRONG UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE HELPED FORM STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE. IN ADDITION TO
LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS AND FLASH FLOODING...TWO WEAK TORNADOES
FORMED IN PERRY AND LEWIS COUNTIES THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

.TORNADO 1 - AN EF1 IN PERRY/LEWIS COUNTIES...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   350 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR_31_2016
START TIME:             432_PM_CDT
START LOCATION:         7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LINDEN

END DATE:               MAR_31_2016
END TIME:               437_PM_CDT
END LOCATION:           7 MILES WEST OF HOHENWALD

THE EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN BONEYARD HOLLOW WHERE SEVERAL
HUNDRED TREES WERE UPROOTED...SNAPPED OR DOWNED ALONG ITS PATH
BEFORE ENTERING LEWIS COUNTY. THE TORNADO WEAKENED TO AN EF0 THERE
AND DAMAGED AN OUTBUILDING BEFORE LIFTING 7 MILES WEST OF
HOHENWALD. PATH WIDTH WAS 350 YARDS AND STRENGTH WAS 90 MPH AT ITS
PEAK. TORNADO PATH LENGTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 4 MILES.

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.

.TORNADO 2 - AN EF0 IN LEWIS COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAR_31_2016
START TIME:             445_PM_CDT
START LOCATION:         4.5 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOHENWALD

END DATE:               MAR_31_2016
END TIME:               448_PM_CDT
END LOCATION:           4 MILES NORTHWEST OF HOHENWALD

AN NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM FOUND EF0 ANTICYCLONIC TORNADO DAMAGE IN
NORTHWEST LEWIS COUNTY. A FEW TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED
ALONG DARBYTOWN ROAD WITH SEVERAL LARGE BRANCHES DOWNED AS WELL.
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A BARN AND HOUSE ALONG ITS ONE MILE
PATH. ESTIMATED WINDS WERE 80 MPH. PATH WIDTH WAS APPROXIMATELY 50
YARDS.

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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