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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
511 PM CDT Mon Apr 3 2017

...CORRECTED NWS Damage Survey for April 2, 2017 Severe Thunderstorm Event ...

.Overview...Scattered to widespread showers and thunderstorms
developed across central and east Texas during the late morning
hours and flourished by the afternoon, as a warm front lifted
north across the region. Thunderstorms developed in the warm-sector
and decreased in strength after crossing into a cooler airmass.
Straight line wind damage occurred within a bowing segment north
of a rotational couplet.

.Straight Line Wind damage #1 in Panola County near Carthage...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120-130 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             120 pm CDT
Start Location:         2.5 E of Carthage/Panola Airport
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1664 / -94.3401

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               120 pm CDT
End Location:           2.5 E of Carthage/Panola Airport
End_Lat/Lon:            32.1664 / -94.3401

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm which produced straight line
wind speeds of 120-130 mph moved northeast across the Panola airport in
Carthage, TX during the afternoon. These wind speeds caused an 80-foot
long metal support beam that was 8X8 inch to be lifted up with the metal
roofing and tossed onto the adjacent street and grassy lot behind the
structure from west to east. The back metal wall supported by six
to eight 4X4 inch by 8-foot steel beams anchored in concrete were uprooted
and fell to the adjacent ground. Wind speeds likely funneled into the west
end/open end of the metal building, causing the aforementioned destruction.
Furthermore, the metal building housed several private airplanes (three
Ultralight planes and another small single engine plane) but there were tied
down thereby resulting in no damage.


.Straight Line Wind damage #2 in Shelby County near Joaquin...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    60-70 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             1210 pm CDT
Start Location:         3.4 SSE of Joaquin
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9435 / -94.0224

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               1210 pm CDT
End Location:           3.4 SSE of Joaquin
End_Lat/Lon:            31.9435 / -94.0224

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm which produced straight line
wind speeds of 60-70 mph moved northeast across northwest Shelby
county, south-southeast of Joaquin, TX. These wind speeds caused
a large softwood tree branch to break off from the main tree.


.Straight Line Wind damage #3 in De Soto Parish in Logansport...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65-75 MPH
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 02 2017
Start Time:             1230 pm CDT
Start Location:         Logansport
Start Lat/Lon:          31.9858 / -93.9884

End Date:               Apr 02 2017
End Time:               1230 pm CDT
End Location:           Logansport
End_Lat/Lon:            31.9858 / -93.9884

Survey_Summary: A severe thunderstorm which produced straight line
wind speeds of 65-75 mph moved northeast across southwest De Soto
parish, across Logansport, LA. These wind speeds caused
a large hardwood tree branch to blown down from the main tree.


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.

$$

Bowser/Murphy



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