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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
201 PM CDT Wed Mar 20 2019

...Updated NWS Damage Survey for the Anton Tornado on March 12...

Updates reflect changes to the tornado`s path length, width,
duration, and damage given further assessment of all available data.

.Anton Tornado...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 110 MPH

Path length: 3.4 Miles
Path width: 125 Yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: March 12, 2019
Start Time: 1035 PM CDT
Start County: Hockley
Start Location: 0.93 miles SE of Anton, TX
Start Lat/Lon: 33.800624 / -102.154940

End Date: March 12, 2019
End Time: 1040 PM CDT
End County: Lamb
End Location: 5.5 miles SSE of Spade, TX
End Lat/Lon: 33.847404 / -102.135941

A rain-wrapped tornado moved north-northeast at approximately
45 mph from extreme northeast Hockley County before ending in far
southeast Lamb County. This tornado inflicted significant damage
to a single family residence just southeast of Anton, completely
destroyed an adjacent large metal building, snapped large tree
limbs, damaged at least six utility poles, and damaged two large
center pivots. After evaluating additional data, the length of
this tornado was increased to 3.4 miles, while the tornado width
was reduced from 200 yards to 125 yards. The Lubbock radar
indicated a TDS to just over 5000 feet at times from structural
debris.

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:
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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