Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
447 PM CST Wed Mar 8 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MARCH 1, 2017 MISSISSIPPI COUNTY TORNADO
EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A tornado developed along a line of storms racing
east/northeast during the early morning hours. This tornado began
in New Madrid County before moving into Mississippi County.

.MISSISSIPPI COUNTY...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  15.3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             March 1
Start time:             4:40 AM CST
Start location: 4 SSE of Sikeston, Missouri

End date:               March 1
End time:               4:52 AM CST
End location: 3 NNE Anniston, Missouri

An EF1 tornado made a 15 mile path across New Madrid and
Mississippi Counties. A garage was completely destroyed along with
roof damage to the home. Several barns were damaged. Dozens of
trees were either uprooted or had large branches broken off.
Numerous power poles were snapped or blown over. Dozens of
irrigation systems were blown over. This path occurred within an
area of widespread wind damage over these two counties.

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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