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Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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NOUS43 KPAH 050136

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
836 PM CDT Wed Apr 4 2018


Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    105 mph
Path length /Statute/:  10.25 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             April 3, 2018
Start time:             517 PM CDT
Start location:         Carterville IL

End date:               April 3, 2018
End time:               533 PM CDT
End location:           1.25 miles northeast of White Ash IL

SURVEY SUMMARY: At least one to two dozen homes received mainly
roof and siding damage. One business in Energy Illinois sustained
major damage with considerable loss of roof structure and blown
out windows. Another nearby business had windows blown out and
roof damage. Several barns, sheds, or similar structures sustained
roof damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped, uprooted, or
sustained broken limbs. Several power poles were snapped.

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.


NWS Storm Surveyors:  Shanklin/Snyder

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