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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
856 PM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/27/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.WOODVILLE TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    0.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     50 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               APR 27 2016
START TIME:               558 AM
START LOCATION:           1 SE WOODVILLE / TYLER / TX
START LAT/LON:            30.7679 / -94.4145

END DATE:                 APR 27 2016
END TIME:                 600 AM
END LOCATION:             1 ESE WOODVILLE / TYLER / TX
END LAT/LON:              30.7649 / -94.4034

SURVEY SUMMARY: A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A WIDE AREA OF WIND
DAMAGE THROUGH WOODVILLE WITH NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTHEAST OF WOODVILLE NEAR HIGHWAY 287
WHERE TREE FALL DISPLAYED GREATER CONVERGENCE AND SOME ROOFING
MATERIAL WAS REMOVED FROM A BUILDING. THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE
SOUTHEAST SNAPPING NUMEROUS SOFTWOOD TREES BEFORE DISSIPATING JUST
EAST OF CR 4250.

.MAGNOLIA SPRINGS TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    2.17 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     50 YARDS
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               APR 27 2016
START TIME:               622 AM
START LOCATION:           0 NNE MAGNOLIA SPRINGS / JASPER / TX
START_LAT/LON:            30.7403 / -94.0229

END DATE:                 APR 27 2016
END TIME:                 627 AM
END LOCATION:             3 ENE MAGNOLIA SPRINGS / JASPER / TX
END_LAT/LON:              30.7551 / -93.9898

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF FM 1005
NORTH OF MAGNOLIA SPRINGS WHERE IT UPROOTED AND SNAPPED SEVERAL
TREES. A HOME ALONG FM 1005 WAS DAMAGE WHEN A TREE FELL ONTO IT.
THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE NORTHEAST AND CAUSED TREE DAMAGE
BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR BOGGY CREEK NORTH OF CR 317.

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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TINGLER/26



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