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NOUS44 KSHV 202330 AAA

630 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019

...NWS Damage Survey For 05/19/19 Tornado Event - Update #2...

...Tornado confirmed in New Chapel Hill in Smith County, Texas
and straight line wind damage confirmed southwest of Marshall in
Harrison County, Texas...

.Update...Tornadoes were re-sequenced based off their chronology.

.Tornado #1 - New Chapel Hill, Texas...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    90 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.71 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/18/2019
Start Time:             05:45 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 WNW New Chapel Hill / Smith County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3121 / -95.2087

End Date:               05/18/2019
End Time:               05:48 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NW New Chapel Hill / Smith County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.3217 / -95.2041

Summary:  Tornado first touched down along Caleb Trail and
Midway Drive where it uprooted and broke branches on trees.
Trees fell on a car and homes along the road and shingles were
removed on a single family home. As the tornado approached
State Highway 64 it did partial roof damage to two metal outbuildings
and damaged the sign of a Dairy Queen. After the tornado tossed
metal across State Highway 64, it continued along Morris Rd where it
uprooted several more trees and damaged limbs before lifting.
The convergent pattern of tree damage to approximately 50 trees
along the path coupled with ground reports of a funnel cloud
were combined to help make the final determination of tornado
damage in this survey.

A special thanks goes out to Smith County Emergency Management
and TDEM for their assistance in locating damage during the


.Tornado #2 - Just west of Mora, Louisiana...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.24 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   80 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/19/2019
Start Time:             02:02 AM CDT
Start Location:         3 W Mora / Natchitoches Parish / LA
Start Lat/Lon:          31.3732 / -92.9990

End Date:               05/19/2019
End Time:               02:05 AM CDT
End Location:           2 WNW Mora / Natchitoches Parish / LA
End Lat/Lon:            31.3840 / -92.9832

Summary: The tornado touched down along the Kisatchie-Mora
Road, about three miles west of Mora, where it snapped a few
large tree branches.  The tornado continued northeast as it
paralleled Wilma Cedars Road breaking and snapping several
large branches along the way.  The tornado lifted after it
broke a few more branches along the Mora-Gorum Road just north
of Wilma Cedars Road.

A special thanks goes out to the Natchitoches Parish Office of
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness for their
assistance in completing the damage survey.


.Straight Line Wind Damage in Harrison County, Texas...

Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1 mile
Path Width /maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             05/18/2019
Start Time:             7:20 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 SW Marshall / Harrison County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4878 / -94.4227

End Date:               05/18/2019
End Time:               7:22 PM CDT
End Location:           5 SW Marshall / Harrison County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.4942 / -94.4076

Storm Summary: A rotating thunderstorm embedded within a
line segment produced straight line winds along I-20 between
exits 610 and 614 and again at the Granger Hall Cemetery off
of State Highway 43 southwest of Marshall. Approximately 5 trees
were uprooted with large limbs downed with all damage with the
storm oriented in a northeast direction.

Much appreciation goes out to Harrison County Emergency Management
for their assistance during this survey.

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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