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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
429 PM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For January 22nd 2018 Faulkner County Tornado...

.Faulkner County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  2.7 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/22/2018
Start Time:             1249 AM CST
Start Location:         2 miles ESE of Springhill
Start Lat/Lon:          35.1771 / -92.3648

End Date:               01/22/2018
End Time:               1253 AM CST
End Location:           4 miles ESE of Greenbrier
End Lat/Lon:            35.2038 / -92.3299

Survey Summary: An EF1 tornado moved through Faulkner County in
the early morning hours on Monday from approximately 1249 AM to
1253 AM. The path has been calculated to be approximately 2.7 miles
in length with a maximum width of approximately 150 yards.

The most extensive damage occurred to the Needs Creek Church and
adjacent neighborhood. The church suffered extensive roof damage,
as did a few homes in the neighborhood. Other damage includes the
destruction of outbuildings and minor roof damage to other buildings
along the path. Winds in the Needs Creek area were estimated to have
been near 100 MPH (EF1), the highest estimated for this tornado.

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 200MPH

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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