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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
436 PM CST Wed Mar 8 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/06/17 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...Supercell thunderstorms produced at least two tornadoes
across northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the
evening of March 6th. A NWS damage survey team surveyed damage from
these tornadoes yesterday. Their findings are detailed below.

.Bunch Oklahoma Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90-100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  6.1 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   650 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             March 6 2017
Start Time:             944 pm CST
Start Location:         3.7 SE Bunch / Adair County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          35.6562 / -94.7044

End Date:               March 6 2017
End Time:               955 pm CST
End Location:           7.5 NE Bunch / Adair County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            35.7233 / -94.6345

Survey Summary: This tornado destroyed several outbuildings, damaged
several homes, uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles.

.Crosses Arkansas Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    85-95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             March 6 2017
Start Time:             1057 pm CST
Start Location:         5.9 WNW Combs / Madison County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          35.8389 / -93.9378

End Date:               March 6 2017
End Time:               1102 pm CST
End Location:           4.2 NW Combs / Madison County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            35.8570 / -93.8982

Survey Summary: This tornado damaged a home, damaged chicken houses,
and uprooted trees.

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.

$$

EJC/MDL



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