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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
518 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For April 13-14 Severe Weather -- Update #5...

...Updated to add the El Paso and Pencil Bluff tornadoes...

.Ozone Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    86-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  5.0 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   250 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 13 2018
Start Time:             648 PM CDT
Start Location:         2.0 NW Ozone / Johnson / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          35.6662 / -93.4634

End Date:               Apr 13 2018
End Time:               654 PM CDT
End Location:           1.4 E Salus / Johnson / AR
End Lat/Lon:            35.7114 / -93.3998

Survey Summary:

The tornado hit in the Ozark National Forest. Damage consisted of
numerous trees being snapped or uprooted, and a power pole was
snapped.

.Gamaliel Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    86-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  0.5 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   150 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 13 2018
Start Time:             845 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 W Gamaliel Landing / Baxter / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          36.4193 / -92.2605

End Date:               Apr 13 2018
End Time:               846 PM CDT
End Location:           1.5 W Gamaliel Landing / Baxter / AR
End Lat/Lon:            36.4208 / -92.2517

Survey Summary:

Several trees were either snapped or uprooted...with some minor
damage to a church...and some damage to a garage and outbuildings.

.Oppelo Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65-85 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  0.2 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 13 2018
Start Time:             913 PM
Start Location:         2.5 SW Oppelo
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0808 / -92.8024

End Date:               April 13 2018
End Time:               914 PM
End Location:           2.3 SW Oppelo
End Lat/Lon:            35.0807 / -92.7995

Several trees were snapped or uprooted near Timberlake Reservoir.
The damage pattern indicated a very brief tornado touchdown with
the majority of damage confined to the Haynes Lane area. Minimal
limb damage was noted farther east along Timberlake Road, with
one home missing some shingles. However, it cannot be determined
if this damage was caused by the tornado or strong, non-tornadic
winds.

.El Paso Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    86-110 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  0.1 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   80 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             April 13 2018
Start Time:             1013 PM
Start Location:         4.2 SE El Paso
Start Lat/Lon:          35.0921 / -92.0340

End Date:               April 13 2018
End Time:               1014 PM
End Location:           4.25 SE El Paso
End Lat/Lon:            35.0921 / -92.0324

An EF-1 tornado occurred along Bears Den Lane southeast of El
Paso, AR. Some trees were snapped or uprooted and an outbuilding
lost its metal roof, which was strewn in a field east of the
property.

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

.Pencil Bluff Tornado...

A tornado has been confirmed near Pencil Bluff in Montgomery
County. Additional details will be added as they become available.


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
EF5...Violent...>200MPH


.Mountain Home Wind Damage...

Peak Wind /E/:          85-90 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  0.1 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   120 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               Unknown

Start Date:             Apr 13 2018
Start Time:             930 PM CDT
Start Location:         Mountain Home / Baxter / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          36.3407 / -92.3961

End Date:               April 13 2018
End Time:               933 PM CDT
End Location:           Mountain Home / Baxter/ AR
End Lat/Lon:            36.3467 / -92.3837

Survey Summary:

Utility poles were blown down. Several businesses sustained heavy
damage. A nursing home lost part of its roof and had to be
evacuated. The survey team found damage consistent with straight-
line or microburst winds, with sustained speeds estimated from
85-90 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.

$$

Cooper



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