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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
331 PM CDT Mon Oct 12 2020


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/10/2020 TORNADO EVENT...


.OVERVIEW...

On the afternoon of October 10, 2020, Tropical Depression Delta and its
remnants moved northeastward through Mississippi and Central Tennessee,
becoming Post-Tropical Cyclone Delta by 4 PM Central Daylight Time.
The outer bands from Delta moved eastward through Central Alabama. A few
low-topped cells moved through the eastern portions Alabama during peak
heating and were able to develop mini-supercell characteristics with
abundant shear in place.



.TORNADO # 1 Chambers County Road 92 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    76 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.67 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Oct 10 2020
Start Time:             4:14 pm CDT
Start Location:         3 E Buffalo
Start Lat/Lon:          32.94622/-85.35307

End Date:               Oct 10 2020
End Time:               4:16 pm CDT
End Location:           3 ENE Buffalo
End Lat/Lon:            32.9557/-85.35153

A brief EF0 tornado touched down along CR 92 northeast of Lafayette
and headed northeast before ending along CR 176. Several pine trees
were uprooted or leaning on both sides of CR 92. A hardwood tree was
uprooted along CR 176 where the tornado dissipated. A weak TDS was
detected in association with this brief touchdown.

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.

$$

Owen


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