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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
504 PM CDT Thu Jun 6 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 06/05/24 Tornado Event...

During the evening of June 5, a line of severe thunderstorms
entered western Central Alabama from Mississippi, producing areas
of wind damage eastward to Interstate 65. Embedded within the line
were two EF-1 tornadoes. One began in Itawamba County, Mississippi
before dissipating near Bexar in Marion County. The other began in
northern Fayette County before tracking through the western and
northern parts of Winfield.

.Bexar Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  3.38 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/05/2024
Start Time:             06:43 PM CDT
Start Location:     4 WSW Bexar / Itawamba County / MS
Start Lat/Lon: 34.1645 / -88.2121

End Date:               06/05/2024
End Time:               06:48 PM CDT
End Location:           2 WNW Bexar / Marion County / AL
End Lat/Lon:            34.201 / -88.1726

Survey Summary:
The tornado first touched down in eastern Itawamba County,
Mississippi off Pate Rd and traveled northeast across the state
line into Marion County, Alabama. Snapped and uprooted trees
were observed, consistent with an EF1 tornado. The tornado
reached a width of 300 yards as it dissipated along County
Highway 94 near Bexar. Special thanks to NWS Memphis for
completing this survey.

.Winfield Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  7.23 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   325 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/05/2024
Start Time:             06:52 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 NNE Wayside / Fayette County / AL
Start Lat/Lon:          33.8984 / -87.8774

End Date: 06/05/2024
End Time: 07:01 PM CDT
End Location: 1 W Tucker / Marion County / AL
End Lat/Lon: 33.9716 / -87.7897

Survey Summary:
An EF1 tornado developed on the northern flank of an MCS,
affecting far northern portions of Fayette County and southern
portions of Marion County. The tornado initially touched down
near Coffee Creek then moved northeast where it crossed Coffee
Creek Road and uprooted a few large soft and hardwood trees in
the front yard of a residence. The damage was sporadic as the
tornado moved through Fayette County producing mostly timber
damage as it crossed into Marion County. One home on Atkinson
Road sustained minor damage to the vinyl siding. The tornado
began to intensify as it approached US HWY 43 to the west of
Winfield. Several trees were uprooted and snapped on Pike Road
and Pleasant Drive, and a couple of the homes on these roads
sustained minor shingle damage, although one tree did fall on a
home. As the tornado crossed US HWY 43, it produced minor
cosmetic damage to a few of the stores within the Foodland strip
mall, and some of the glass doors were blown out. The highest
degree of damage was first noted from Silverleaf Road to Rosewood
Street where a large concentration of uprooted and snapped trees
was observed. Fortunately, structural damage was quite limited in
this area despite the amount of tree fall. The tornado continued
northeast across State Highway 253 and County Highway 47 where
the timber damage once again became more sporadic, consisting
mostly of snapped branches and an occasional uprooted softwood.
The tornado lifted in a wooded area shortly after crossing Riley
Harp Road.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph
EF1.....86 to 110 mph
EF2.....111 to 135 mph
EF3.....136 to 165 mph
EF4.....166 to 200 mph
EF5.....>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.