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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
608 PM CDT Sun Oct 14 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For October 13, 2018 Tornado Event...

.Tornado #1 in Panola County...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.31 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             10/13/2018
Start Time:             05:19 PM CDT
Start Location:         7 miles SW of Beckville / Panola County, TX
Start Lat/Lon:          32.1707/-94.5491

End Date:               10/13/2018
End Time:               05:21 PM CDT
End Location:           6 miles SW of Beckville / Panola County, TX
End Lat/Lon:            32.1867/-94.5370

Survey_Summary: A tornado touched down along FM 1251 breaking
large branches there and moved northeast where it crossed CR 237.
It uprooted a few trees and broke large branches there before moving
to the east-northeast where it crossed CR 241. The tornado did the
most damage here where it uprooted several trees and snapped several
large branches. The tornado moved to the northeast and intersected
an unnamed mining road where it knocked down some large branches
before lifting.

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 200mph
EF5...Violent...>200mph

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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MD/BR



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