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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
200 PM CST Thu Nov 8 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 11/6/2018 Tornado Event - Update #4...
...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Southern Colbert County...
...Correction for date and rating...

.Ligon Springs Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    76 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.18 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   75.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             11/06/2018
Start Time:             12:18 AM CST
Start Location:         4 WSW Littleville / Colbert County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          34.5717 / -87.7332

End Date:               11/06/2018
End Time:               12:21 AM CST
End Location:           2 WSW Littleville / Colbert County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.5789 / -87.7151

Summary:

NWS coordinated a storm survey with the Colbert County
and Franklin County EMA directors. The team determined that
numerous tree damage in far southern Colbert County was attributed
to a weak EF-0 tornado.

The primary damage indicators were a combination of soft and
hardwood trees. Much of the damaged trees had large branches
snapped off with one tree fully uprooted south of the Cook Creek
Rd/Ligon Springs Rd. intersection. The team noted debris spread in
a convergent pattern, which coincided with the rotational tracks
observed on radar. Maximum winds, using the uprooted hardwood tree,
were determined to be 76 mph.

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
EF5...Violent...>200mph

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

$$

Barron



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