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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
424 PM CDT Fri Mar 15 2019 /324 PM MDT Fri Mar 15 2019/


...NWS damage survey for 03/12/19 severe weather event...

On the evening of Tuesday, March 12, 2019 a line of severe
thunderstorms quickly moved east across the area, producing
damaging straight-line winds, large hail, and tornadoes.
The National Weather Service in Midland, TX sent two teams out
to survey the damage in Malaga, NM and Andrews, TX, where it
was confirmed that a tornado occurred at each location. A team
also visited Snyder, TX where damage evidence suggested it was
caused by straight-line winds. See information below for more
details on each damage survey.

.Andrews, TX Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    80-100 mph
Path length (statute):  Approximately 1 mile
Path width (maximum):   Roughly 350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             03/12/2019
Start time:             9:55pm CDT

End date:               03/12/2019
End time:               10:00pm CDT

Specifics on damage and damage locations will be included
in the final storm damage write-up that will be completed shortly.

.Malaga, NM Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    112 mph
Path length (statute):  15 miles
Path width (maximum):   Roughly 350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             03/12/2019
Start time:             6:08pm MDT

End date:               03/12/2019
End time:               6:30pm MDT

This tornado touched down southwest of Malaga, NM and moved northeast
for 15 miles, crossing US Highway 285 south of Malaga. The tornado
generally remained in open fields however there was some damage to
power poles. Specifics on damage locations will be included in the
final storm damage write-up that will be completed shortly.

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

.Snyder, TX Thunderstorm Wind...

Peak wind (estimated):  85-100 mph
Path length (statute):  Approximately 4 miles
Path width (maximum):   Roughly 450 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Date:                   03/13/2019
Time (Radar Estimated): 12:05-12:10am CDT

Specifics on damage and damage locations will be included in the final
storm damage write-up that will be completed shortly.

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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