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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
417 PM CST Wed Feb 8 2017

...EF0 tornado confirmed in Houston County from Tue Feb 7 2017...

...Corrected Start and End Times...

.EF0 YELLOW CREEK TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             FEB 7 2017
START TIME:             916 AM CST
START LOCATION:         7.2 MILES ESE OF ERIN TN
START LAT/LON:          36.279024 / -87.574832

END DATE:               FEB 7 2017
END TIME:               917 AM CST
END LOCATION:           7.6 MILES ESE OF ERIN TN
END_LAT/LON:            36.279680 / -87.565919

National Weather Service personnel along with Houston County
Emergency Management determined a brief EF0 tornado touched down
in the Yellow Creek community approximately 7.2 miles ESE of
Erin. This small, weak tornado moved ENE across Highway 49 where
it snapped numerous trees that fell northward and blocked the
highway. Other trees on the north side of the highway were
snapped towards the south and east. The tornado then struck a
home causing minor exterior damage including a blown out window.
The most significant damage was to outbuildings near the home,
including a collapsed carport, a destroyed shed, and other
outbuildings. Debris and outdoor objects were thrown in all
directions in a clearly convergent pattern, with debris blown
several hundred yards across fields to the ENE. Homeowners also
witnessed the tornado as it passed their home. The tornado then
struck a second home on Ellis Mills Road causing minor exterior
damage and blowing out a window, destroyed a nearby shed and
snapped several more trees. The tornado apparently lifted just
east of Ellis Mills Road.

Special thanks to Houston County Emergency Management for their
assistance with this storm survey, as well as their timely storm
reports yesterday.


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 THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

$$

Shamburger



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