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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
1141 AM CDT Mon Apr 15 2019

...NWS Damage Survey For April 14, 2019 Crenshaw County Tornado

.OVERVIEW...An EF-0 tornado formed west of Goshen, AL in Crenshaw
County on April 14, 2019 then moved east into Pike County, AL.


Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    70 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   70 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Apr 14 2019
Start Time:             6:53 AM CST
Start Location:         3 mi W Goshen, AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.7073/-86.1688

End Date:               Apr 14 2019
End Time:               6:57 AM CST
End Location:           1.0 mi W Goshen, AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.7186/-86.1473

Survey summary: The tornado formed west of Goshen, AL near the
intersection of Jones Bridge Rd and Athens Church Rd where it
uprooted trees and tore the roof off of a chicken barn. The tornado
continued east causing damage to tree limbs before crossing N Goshen
Road into Pike county, AL. Thank you to NWS Birmingham for their
assistance with the survey.

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

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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