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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
647 PM CDT Sun Mar 29 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/25/15 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 3...

.UPDATE...NORTHEAST TULSA TORNADO END POINT ADJUSTED BASED ON
DAMAGE SURVEY TODAY

.NORTHEAST TULSA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    70 TO 80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MARCH 25 2015
START TIME:             601 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1.8 S TULSA INTL AIRPORT/TULSA COUNTY/OK
START LAT/LON:          36.1689 / -95.8815

END DATE:               MARCH 25 2015
END TIME:               605 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.7 SE TULSA INTL AIRPORT/TULSA COUNTY/OK
END LAT/LON:            36.1482 / -95.8533

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO DEVELOPED IN AN UNDEVELOPED AREA SOUTH OF THE TULSA
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND MOVED SOUTHEAST TOWARD ADMIRAL BLVD. THE
TORNADO DAMAGED SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES...A NUMBER OF PERMANENT
HOMES...AND SNAPPED LARGE TREE LIMBS NORTH OF I-244. NUMEROUS
HOMES...A NUMBER OF MOBILE HOMES...A STRIP MALL...AN APARTMENT
COMPLEX...AND BUSINESSES WERE DAMAGED SOUTH OF I-244 AND WEST OF
HIGHWAY 169. THE TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEASTWARD AS IT CROSSED
HIGHWAY 169 AT AND SOUTH OF ADMIRAL BLVD...DAMAGING THE ROOFS OF
NUMEROUS HOMES AND SNAPPING MANY LARGE TREE LIMBS. A CARPORT WAS
DESTROYED AND A GARAGE WAS PARTIALLY PUSHED INWARD AS THE TORNADO
TURNED MORE SOUTHERLY BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR E 11TH ST
SOUTH...JUST WEST OF GARNETT ROAD AND 900 YARDS EAST OF THE NWS
OFFICE IN TULSA.

.CLIFTY ARKANSAS TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 TO 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   650 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MARCH 25 2015
START TIME:             526 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.6 NW CLIFTY / MADISON COUNTY / AR
START LAT/LON:          36.2633 / -93.8306

END DATE:               MARCH 25 2015
END TIME:               533 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.5 NE CLIFTY / MADISON COUNTY / AR
END LAT/LON:            36.2792 / -93.7635

.CLIFTY ARKANSAS TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 TO 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MARCH 25 2015
START TIME:             532 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.7 NE CLIFTY / MADISON COUNTY / AR
START LAT/LON:          36.2698 / -93.7703

END DATE:               MARCH 25 2015
END TIME:               534 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.7 NE CLIFTY / MADISON COUNTY / AR
END LAT/LON:            36.2796 / -93.7562

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO DEVELOPED NORTHWEST OF CLIFTY WHERE IT SEVERELY DAMAGED
THREE CHICKEN HOUSES AND DAMAGED A HOME. IT MOVED EAST
NORTHEAST...DAMAGING AN ADDITIONAL CHICKEN HOUSE...SEVERAL HOMES...
AND SNAPPED TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 127. THE TORNADO THEN DAMAGED A
MOBILE HOME...ANOTHER CHICKEN HOUSE...AND TREES AS IT CROSSED
HIGHWAY 23.

BASED ON RADAR DATA AND THE GROUND SURVEY...IT APPEARS THAT ANOTHER
TORNADO DEVELOPED TO THE SOUTH OF THE DISSIPATING TORNADO WEST OF
HIGHWAY 23 NORTHEAST OF CLIFTY. IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 23 DAMAGING THE
ROOF OF A HOUSE...SNAPPING LARGE TREE LIMBS AND DESTROYING A BARN.
IT DISSIPATED BEFORE REACHING COUNTY ROAD 1050.

.SAND SPRINGS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    125 TO 135 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   800 YARDS
FATALITIES:             1
INJURIES:               30

START DATE:             MARCH 25 2015
START TIME:             525 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         6.3 W POGUE AIRPORT / OSAGE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.1752 / -96.2670

END DATE:               MARCH 25 2015
END TIME:               538 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           0.6 SW OF SAND SPRINGS / TULSA COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            36.1332 / -96.1167

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A TORNADO DEVELOPED OVER KEYSTONE LAKE IN OSAGE COUNTY AND MOVED
EAST SOUTHEAST ACROSS HIGHWAY 412 NEAR THE BRIDGE. IT DAMAGED
RANCH HOUSES AND BARNS AS WELL AS A CHURCH ON 209TH WEST AVE. THE
TORNADO MOVED SOUTHEAST DAMAGING SEVERAL HOMES ON 193RD WEST AVE
AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 412 WHERE IT BLEW OVER A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER
AND SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS HARDWOOD TREES. LARGE UTILITY
POLES WERE SNAPPED SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 412 AND A DOUGHNUT BUSINESS
WAS DESTROYED AT 177TH WEST AVE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE ARKANSAS RIVER THEN MOVED EASTWARD ACROSS RIVER OAKS
ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK WHERE NUMEROUS HOMES WERE
DESTROYED...RESULTING IN ONE FATALITY AND 30 INJURIES. THE TORNADO
CROSSED THE RIVER AGAIN AS IT HEADED TOWARD SAND SPRINGS WHERE IT
DISSIPATED JUST BEFORE HIGHWAY 97. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED ALONG THE PATH AND MANY POWER POLES WERE SNAPPED.

THE SURVEY TEAM ALSO ASSESSED EXTENSIVE WIND DAMAGE FURTHER TO THE
EAST ON CHARLES PAGE BLVD. A BROAD AREA OF WIND DAMAGE GENERALLY
FROM THE NORTH TO SOUTH CAUSED SHINGLE DAMAGE AND MINOR STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE TO MANY HOMES...UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES...AND DAMAGED
BUSINESSES. THE NORTH FACING WALL OF A GYMNASTICS FACILITY HAD THE
NORTH FACING WALL COLLAPSE INWARD...RESULTING IN THE ROOF
COLLAPSING IN THAT PORTION OF THE BUILDING. SEVENTY FIVE
CHILDREN WERE IN THE FACILITY AT THE TIME AND WERE TAKEN TO
UNDERGROUND SHELTER BEFORE THE WIND STRUCK THE BUILDING. ESTIMATED
WIND IN THIS AREA WAS AROUND 100 MPH.

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. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SUCH AS PHOTOS OR VIDEO THAT
COULD HELP WITH THE CONTINUED REVIEW OF THIS EVENT ARE URGED TO
CONTACT THE NWS TULSA OFFICE.

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EJC/SFP



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