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Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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NOUS44 KMEG 280454 CCB

Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Memphis TN
1054 PM CST Tue Feb 27 2018

...Corrected summary...

...NWS Damage Survey For Mississippi County Tornado Event...


.Tornado in Mississippi County, Arkansas...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 90 MPH
Path Length /Statute/: 4 miles
Path Width /Maximum/: 50 yards
Fatalities: None
Injuries: 1

Start Date:  2/24/2018
Start Time: 610 pm CST
Start Location: 1 SW Keiser
Start Lat/Lon: 35.6725/-90.1038

End Date: 2/24/2018
End Time: 615 pm CST
End Location: 4 W OSceola
End Lat/Lon: 35.6975/-90.0446

SURVEY SUMMARY: The tornado started just southwest of the town of
Keiser. Going through Keiser, several buildings lost parts of
roofs and had windows blown out. A couple of buildings had
partial or entire roof loss. The tornado continued through fields
then crossed Interstate 55 before damaging a hotel and then ending
soon after.

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: 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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