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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
826 PM CST Thu Jan 16 2020

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey For 01/11/2020 Tornado Event - Update #7...

.Update...
The purpose of this update was to add the latest confirmed tornado
in Bolivar county, and to complete the list of all the twelve
tornadoes that where confirmed. No other surveys are anticipated
at this time.

.West Crossett Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    108 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.47 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   650.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             02:45 AM CST
Start Location:         3 NW West Crossett / Ashley County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1768 / -92.0576

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               02:52 AM CST
End Location:           3 WNW North Crossett / Ashley County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.1856 / -91.9813

Summary: This tornado started in the swamp area on the eastern
side of Felsenthal NWR and tracked roughly due east and
dissipated just after crossing Hancock Rd. At the start, a few
trees were damaged and that continued as the tornado tracked
along Ashley 299 Rd. Some trees were uprooted along this part of
the path. The tornado intensified as it neared Ashley 14 Rd and
widened. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Several
outbuildings were damaged along with other minor damage to some
homes with shingles off. Along a portion of Ashley 14 Rd, heavy
tree damage was noted along with several homes having trees on
them. Numerous power lines were down as well. The tornado then
weakened some with mostly minor type tree damage. Intensity
increased again as it crossed Hancock Rd. Here Beulahland Church
sustained moderate roof damage along with two other homes having
roof damage. Several power lines and poles were down as well. The
tornado quickly dissipated just east of Hancock Road.

.Milo Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  9.38 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   800.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             02:54 AM CST
Start Location:         6 NNW North Crossett / Ashley County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2576 / -91.9609

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               03:04 AM CST
End Location:           2 NNW Hamburg / Ashley County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.256 / -91.8033

Summary: This tornado started just west of Highway 133 near
Ashley 181 Rd and traveled roughly eastward to just east of
Highway 425 where it dissipated N of Hamburg. At the start,
scattered trees were damaged. As the tornado approached Highway
133, intensity increased and more were snapped and uprooted. A
few power lines were down as well. Along Highway 133, two areas
of focused damage were noted. One area had a few dozen trees
uprooted and one large tree was on a mobile home. The other area
was at the Trinity Church, here some roof damage occurred to the
main building and the covered walkway was blown away. Numerous
trees were uprooted and snapped along Ashley 497 Rd and the Egypt
Church building sustained damage. The large front covering was
destroyed and the roof has some damage. Along Ashley 470 Rd,
heavy tree damage was noted along with several power lines down.
Some homes had minor roof damage here as well as along Ashley
471 Rd. Uprooted and snapped trees continued along the path. As
the the tornado crossed Highway 189, a strong surge was noted on
the N side of the path where a focused corridor of trees were
damaged. Here a couple trees were down on a mobile home. On the
southern side of the path, at the intersection of Ashley 492 Rd,
several homes sustained roof damage with tin and insulation
thrown. Trees were down here as well. The tornado continued
across a wooded area where it crossed Ashley 491 Rd, then Highway
425 before dissipating just east of Highway 425. There was
1 indirect injury which occurred during clean up after the
tornado.

.North Crossett Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  10.38 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   800.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             02:55 AM CST
Start Location:         1 NW North Crossett / Ashley County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.1761 / -91.9441

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               03:08 AM CST
End Location:           3 SE Hamburg / Ashley County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.1835 / -91.766

Summary: This tornado started just off Highway 133 and continued
just east of north where it dissipated just before reaching
Highway 8, SE of Hamburg. At the start, just a few trees were
uprooted, some of which took a power line down along Highway 133.
The tornado increased in intensity and width as it crossed Binnis
Loop Rd. More trees were uprooted or snapped and a couple homes
sustained some roof damage. One large shed was destroyed with
fragments of the roof thrown across the road. The tornado
traveled along Highway 52 for quite a while. Along this part of
the path, numerous trees were uprooted and snapped. Some power
lines and poles were down as well. Quite a bit of uprooted trees
were noted on the S side of the country club. The tornado moved
over the airport where one large hangar had roof damage and the
back wall had panels blown out. As the tornado neared Highway
425, the center was to the north side of Highway 52 and continued
to snap and uproot trees. As it crossed Highway 425, numerous
trees were snapped and uprooted. Moving ENE, the tornado began to
weaken and dissipated just after crossing Ashley 312 Rd.

.Snyder Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    130 mph
Path Length /statute/:  20.7 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   1000.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             03:07 AM CST
Start Location:         3 NE Hamburg / Ashley County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.2638 / -91.7598

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               03:28 AM CST
End Location:           5 E Montrose / Chicot County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.3087 / -91.4088

Summary: This tornado started just NE of Hamburg along Ashley
70 Rd and tracked roughly 20 miles to just east of Montrose.
Thousands of trees were uprooted and snapped along the path along
with numerous power lines and poles downed. Some of the heaviest
damage was to a mobile home just off Ashley 129 Rd. The home was
thrown 15 to 20 feet and destroyed. Another mobile home was
destroyed along Ashley 128 Rd. The tornado then crossed Highway
82 near Ashley 301 Rd. Power poles were broken here and a tractor
shed was heavily damaged. From this point, the tornado mostly
paralleled Highway 82 or tracked along it. Many power lines were
down along with poles. Just east of Ashley 912 Rd, one wooden
high tension segment had the top broken out. In the Synder
community, some homes sustained roof damage and had trees down on
them. North of Highway 82, near Horseshoe Lake, lots of hardwood
trees were heavily damaged and there were 3 segments of the
wooden high tension poles and lines taken out. The tornado
continued roughly along Highway 82 toward Montrose. The strongest
core of the tornado remained north of the highway and downed
2 more wooden high tension segments before Montrose and 2 more
just N of town just west of Highway 165. In the town of Montrose,
numerous trees were damaged along with many homes having some
degree of roof damage or a handful more with a tree on the home.
Just east of Montrose, near the Chicot county line and N of
Highway 82, a metal high tension pole segment was taken down
which supported the highest wind estimate of 130 mph. The tornado
dissipated near county road 293 on the N side of Highway 82.

.Chicot/Washington County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    127 mph
Path Length /statute/:  17.81 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   850.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             03:33 AM CST
Start Location:         2 WNW Lake Village / Chicot County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.3349 / -91.3129

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               03:53 AM CST
End Location:           2 W Metcalfe / Washington County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.4551 / -91.0448

Summary: This tornado began on the southeast side of the Lake
Village Municipal Airport on Airport Road where it rolled and
almost destroyed a manufactured home. It is at Airport Road where
one injury was reported due to a tree falling on a home. It then
moved east-northeast to US Highway 278, breaking 8 to 10 wooden
electrical poles. It moved to the northeast of the Lake Village
community where it continued to knock down wooden electrical
poles and began to uproot and snap large branches from softwood
trees along North Lakeshore Drive and along the shore of Lake
Chicot. The Lake Village Country Club along North Lakeshore Drive
took damage to its roof on the backside. In addition, on the
backside of the Country Club, a nearby forested area had multiple
snapped large hardwood tree limbs in addition to the tin roof of
a metal storage building peeled completely off. Also along North
Lakeshore Drive, multiple trees were uprooted and snapped at a
trailer park, where one trailer was blown across the street to
near the bottom of Lake Chicot. As the tornado continued to track
northeast, it moved along AR Highway 144, uprooting trees and
snapping large hardwood limbs. Five electrical power poles were
downed along Highway 144, as well as another trailer getting
rolled to near the bottom of Lake Chicot.  The tornado continued
to snap large limbs and uproot hardwood trees as it moved across
Pecan Ridge Drive. The tornado continued to just north of Levee
Road where it lifted, but not before a few uprooting hardwood
trees and snapping small to medium sized limbs. It is important
to note that a large swath of severe wind speeds resulted in
widespread downed trees on Lakehall Road, Sunnyside Road, Stuart
Island Road and at the Lake Chicot State Park. Several of these
trees fell on power lines causing outages to a large portion of
the Lake Village community. This tornado then continued east-
northeast across the MS River to across Lake Ferguson in
Washington County, where the second floor was blown off of a lake
house on South Ferguson Road. In addition, a high concentration of
snapped and uprooted hardwood trees was noted on the backside of
the lakehouse on South Ferguson Road, thus resulting in the
upgraded EF-2 rating. It continued to move east to Highway 1 North
where it snapped small to large hardwood tree limbs before
dissipating.

.Chicot County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    99 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.17 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   15.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             03:36 AM CST
Start Location:         1 S Lake Village / Chicot County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.3027 / -91.2845

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               03:36 AM CST
End Location:           1 S Lake Village / Chicot County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.3023 / -91.2816

Summary: A brief tornado developed near US Highway 65/US Highway
278 near Arkansas Highway 159. It collapsed the center of a metal
building where only one side and the front of the building were
left standing. On the backside, a shed was completely destroyed.
The tornado then moved east across the Highway to the Delta
Spindle Building, a metal warehouse building. Here, some windows
were blown out and portions of its tin roof were peeled off and
blew into the tree line on the backside of the business. In
addition, the tornado broke a wooden power line in the parking
lot of the Delta Spindle Building before lifting.

.Duncan/Bolivar County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.19 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   880.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             04:02 AM CST
Start Location:         6 W Duncan / Bolivar County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          34.0377 / -90.8624

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               04:05 AM CST
End Location:           4 WNW Duncan / Bolivar County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            34.0818 / -90.8124

Summary: This tornado started near Levee Road where it snapped
a couple of trees. The tornado crossed Highway 1 and continued
northeast crossing Round Lake Road, where it snapped and uprooted
several trees near a home. The tornado moved northeast across some
farmland snapping a few more trees. The tornado crossed Sandy Ridge
Road where it caused roof damage to several homes, along with
snapping and uprooting several trees. The tornado ended just
northeast of Odell Road, where it downed 3 power poles and knocked
over a pivot.

.Winstonville Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.55 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   270.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             04:07 AM CST
Start Location:         1 SE Winstonville / Bolivar County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.8988 / -90.7434

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               04:10 AM CST
End Location:           2 NNE Mound Bayou / Bolivar County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.9105 / -90.7013

Summary: An EF1 tornado occurred in northern Bolivar County north
of Mound Bayou. The tornado snapped trees and powerlines along
old US-61 before tracking northwest and snapping more trees and
powerlines on Moody Rd south of Winstonville.

.Cleveland/Bolivar County...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    134 mph
Path Length /statute/:  23.43 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   2600.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               4

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             04:11 AM CST
Start Location:         3 WNW Benoit / Bolivar County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6662 / -91.0604

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               03:48 AM CST
End Location:           2 NE Renova / Bolivar County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.8076 / -90.6907

Summary: An EF-2 tornado touched down in Bolivar County near the
Mississippi River. Tree damage could be seen from atop the levee
just west of Benoit. The tornado tracked through farmland just
north of Benoit where it knocked down trees and powerlines. It
also damaged heavy farm equipment and destroyed a farm equipment
shelter, ripping and tossing it s concrete anchors over
100 yards. The tornado then crossed HWY 1 where it destroyed some
large grain bins and snapped numerous power poles. The tornado
proceeded into the Dahomey NWR where it knocked down trees and
power poles. The most substantial damage was noted as the tornado
crossed HWY 8 between Pace and Cleveland. It snapped 40+wooden
power poles along Hwy 8. The tornado uprooted and snapped trees
and damaged some well built homes in the area NW of Cleveland.
This is also the area where the tornado snapped several concrete
power poles. Several mobile homes were destroyed along South
Bayou Rd, injuring 3 people. More mobile homes were destroyed on
McCain Rd, injuring 1. The tornado proceeded to cross US 61 where
it snapped more power poles and damaged homes near Tolliver Rd.
It also damaged some steel power trusses and a business along HWY
61 in Renova. The tornado lifted east of US 61 before crossing
into Sunflower County.

.Rome/Parchman Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.53 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   2000.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             04:18 AM CST
Start Location:         7 N Drew / Sunflower County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.9183 / -90.5201

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               04:25 AM CST
End Location:           3 SSW Tutwiler / Sunflower County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.9796 / -90.4579

Summary: An EF 2 tornado touched down in northern Sunflower
County on the grounds of Mississippi State Penitentiary. It
caused minor damage on the penitentiary grounds before tracking
NE towards Rome, MS. The tornado damaged or destroyed several
homes and businesses in Rome including the Rome Post Office. It
also snapped several wood power poles along US 49W. The tornado
is expected to have lifted as it approached the
Sunflower/Tallahatchie/Coahoma border.

.Drew Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    125 mph
Path Length /statute/:  5.52 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   850.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             04:19 AM CST
Start Location:         2 WNW Drew / Sunflower County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          33.8224 / -90.5682

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               04:26 AM CST
End Location:           5 NNE Drew / Sunflower County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            33.8749 / -90.4978

Summary: An EF2 tornado touched down in Sunflower County, just
west of Drew, MS. The first damage was noted on Savell and
Lombardy Roads where it knocked down trees and powerlines. The
tornado completely destroyed a mobile home on Tharp Rd, tossing
its contents and the undercarriage. The tornado continued NE and
crossed US 49 where it snapped several wood power poles. The
tornado lifted soon thereafter.

.Forest Tornado...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    65 mph
Path Length /statute/:  2.95 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             01/11/2020
Start Time:             09:33 AM CST
Start Location:         1 NNW Forest / Scott County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.3707 / -89.4785

End Date:               01/11/2020
End Time:               09:37 AM CST
End Location:           3 NNE Forest / Scott County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.3988 / -89.4403

Summary: This weak tornado began on the northeast side of the
city of Forest at Hillsboro Street, where it snapped numerous
small to medium softwood tree limbs.  It then moved northeast to
Northside Drive, continuing to snap a few small softwood tree
limbs. The tornado crossed Mississippi Highway 21 where further
snapping of small softwood tree limbs occurred near the
intersection of Ephesus Road and Culpepper Road. It lifted after
crossing Culpepper Road after causing minor roof damage to a small
barn.


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.

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