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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
351 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 04/14/18 Tornado Event...

.OVERVIEW...
NWS and Lafayette County Emergency Management identified two
tornado tracks in northeastern Lafayette County, MS from storms
during the pre-dawn hours Saturday.

.Tornado 1 in Lafayette County Mississippi...

Rating:                EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:   90 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 0.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:  150 yards
Fatalities:            0
Injuries:              0

Start Date:            Apr 14 2018
Start Time:            448 AM CDT
Start Location:        4.5 SSE Abbeville / Lafayette County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:         34.4462/-89.4618

End Date:              Apr 14 2018
End Time:              449 AM CDT
End Location:          4.5 SE Abbeville / Lafayette County / MS
End Lat/Lon:           34.4520/-89.4501

SURVEY SUMMARY: The tornado developed in a wooded area west of
County Road 215. The tornado damaged the roofs of several homes
and farm buildings, and destroyed 3 smaller outbuildings. After
crossing CR 215, the tornado caused EF-1 damage to a residence
and uprooted several trees in the vicinity.  The tornado
dissipated roughly 1/4 mile east of CR 215.

.Tornado 2 in Lafayette County Mississippi...

Rating:                EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:   75 mph
Path Length /Statute/: 0.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:  40 yards
Fatalities:            0
Injuries:              0

Start Date:            Apr 14 2018
Start Time:            449 AM CDT
Start Location:        3.5 ENE Oxford / Lafayette County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:         34.3862/-89.4628

End Date:              Apr 14 2018
End Time:              450 AM CDT
End Location:          4.0 ENE Oxford / Lafayette County / MS
End Lat/Lon:           34.3871/-89.4548

SURVEY SUMMARY: The tornado moved along Highway 30 to the east
and north of Oxford.  The tornado uprooted several trees and caused
minor roof damage to homes along Highway 30.

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: Information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

Woodall

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