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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
505 PM CST MON NOV 18 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NOVEMBER 17, 2013 TORNADO EVENT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER IN HUNTSVILLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH LINCOLN 
COUNTY /TN/ EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY OF DAMAGE
THAT OCCURRED NEAR HOWELL/PETERSBURG TENNESSEE IN LINCOLN COUNTY FROM
A LINE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THAT AFFECTED THE AREA
SUNDAY EVENING /NOVEMBER 17/. DETAILS FROM THE NWS GROUND SURVEY
FOLLOW.

.HOWELL /LINCOLN COUNTY TN/ TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOV 17 2013 
START TIME:             9:37 PM CST
START LOCATION:         HAYSLAND ROAD
START LAT/LON:          35.22198 / -86.64184

END DATE:               NOV 17 2013
END TIME:               9:40 PM CST 
END LOCATION:           MARCH MILL ROAD
END LAT/LON:            35.22175 / -86.63181

SURVEY SUMMARY:
A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF HAYSLAND ROAD, 
ABOUT 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF FAYETTEVILLE IN WEST-CENTRAL LINCOLN 
COUNTY TENNESSEE /NEAR HOWELL COMMUNITY/. THE FRONT PORCH OF A SMALL 
ONE-STORY RESIDENCE WAS LIFTED UP, TAKING WITH IT, A LARGE PORTION 
OF A METAL ROOF. DEBRIS FROM THE ROOF/PORCH WAS THROWN ABOUT 50 
YARDS ACROSS HAYSLAND ROAD. TWO SMALL CEDAR TREES WERE SNAPPED (ONE 
NEAR ITS BASE) JUST BEHIND (NORTH) OF THE HOME. JUST EAST OF THIS 
POINT (ACROSS HAYSLAND ROAD), TWO SMALLER TREES WERE SNAPPED NEAR 
ITS BASE AND A SMALL PORTION OF VINYL SIDING WAS STRIPPED ALONG THE 
WINDWARD FACING SIDE OF A TWO-STORY HOUSE. NO OTHER DAMAGE OCCURRED 
TO THE HOUSE.

THE TORNADO APPEARED TO BRIEFLY LIFT FROM THIS POINT AS NO VISIBLE 
DAMAGE WAS SEEN TO A RESIDENCE AND THE TREES SURROUNDING THE 
PROPERTY. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE INTERSECTION 
OF BROWN TEAL ROAD AND MARCH MILL ROAD. AT ONE RESIDENCE (OFF BROWN 
TEAL ROAD), THE ROOF FROM A SMALL WOOD BARN WAS COMPLETELY LIFTED 
AND THROWN IN SEVERAL DIRECTIONS. A TWO BY FOUR PIECE OF WOOD BECAME 
A PROJECTILE AND SMASHED INTO THE HOUSE, LEAVING A SMALL HOLE. AT 
THE NEXT HOUSE EAST (CORNER OF BROWN TEAL ROAD AND MARCH MILL ROAD), 
SEVERAL BRADFORD PEAR TREES (UP TO 1 FOOT IN DIAMETER) WERE SNAPPED 
NEAR THE BASE ON EITHER SIDE OF ABOUT A 100-FOOT LONG DRIVEWAY. A 
CARPORT ATTACHED TO THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF A SINGLE WIDE MANUFACTURED 
HOME WAS LIFTED AND CRUSHED. A FEW METAL ROOF PANELS FROM THIS HOME 
WERE LIFTED OFF/PEELED BACK. SOME OF THIS DEBRIS WAS THROWN SEVERAL 
HUNDRED YARDS EAST OF THIS POINT.

THE TORNADO LIKELY BRIEFLY CROSSED INTO AN ADJACENT FIELD BEFORE 
LIFTING COMPLETELY, BUT NO VISIBLE DAMAGE WAS SEEN. THE TORNADO END 
POINT WILL BE PLACED ALONG MARCH MILL ROAD, JUST SOUTH OF BROWN TEAL 
ROAD. 

SURVEYED BY: NADLER/CARCIONE

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:
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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