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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
407 PM CST TUE NOV 6 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/06/2018 TORNADO EVENT... 
...EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN JACKSON COUNTY...

.ASPEL TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.88 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   215.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/06/2018
START TIME:             02:35 AM CST
START LOCATION:         6 E WOODVILLE / JACKSON COUNTY / AL
START LAT/LON:          34.6173 / -86.1696

END DATE:               11/06/2018
END TIME:               02:46 AM CST
END LOCATION:           3 WSW SCOTTSBORO / JACKSON COUNTY / AL
END LAT/LON:            34.6307 / -86.1039

SUMMARY: 
A NWS AND JACKSON COUNTY EMA SURVEY TEAM DETERMINED THE DAMAGE 
NEAR THE TOWN OF ASPEL, IN JACKSON COUNTY, WAS CAUSED BY AN 
EF-1 TORNADO WITH MAX WINDS OF 105 MPH.

AFTER RADAR OPERATORS CONFIRMED THE TORNADO DURING THE EVENT, 
VIA A CLEAR TORNADO DEBRIS SIGNATURE (TDS), THE SURVEY TEAM 
FOUND THE INITIAL TOUCHDOWN ON THE LEE SIDE OF AN ENE FACING 
RIDGE, SOUTH OF HWY 72 OFF CR 226. THE MAIN DAMAGE INDICATORS 
WERE A MIX OF HARD AND SOFT WOOD TREES, WITH A DEGREE OF DAMAGE 
RANGING FROM LARGE SNAPPED BRANCHES TO UPROOTS AND SNAPPED 
TRUNKS.  THE TORNADO APPEARED TO SLIGHTLY INTENSIFY NEAR THE 
INTERSECTION OF HWY 72 AND CR 110. MULTIPLE LARGE, HEALTHY, AND 
DEEPLY ROOTED HARD WOOD TREES WERE OBSERVED TO BE UPROOTED. MAX 
WINDS WERE PROGGED AT 105 MPH. THE VORTEX APPEARED TO LIFT 
SLIGHTLY AS IT CROSSED HWY 72 AND TRACKED DOWN CR 110 AS 
NUMEROUS TREE TOPS WERE SHEARED AT THE UPPER HALF. THE TORNADO 
LIKELY DESCENDED BACK TO THE SURFACE EAST OF CR 101. NUMEROUS 
TREES WERE OBSERVED UPROOTED AND SNAPPED ALONG A PATH LEADING UP 
TO NORTH SAUTY CREEK. IN THIS LOCATION, OUTSIDE OF TREE DAMAGE,  
A SMALL FARM HOUSE/SHED WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND A LARGE 
HORSE TRAILER WAS OVERTURNED. 

THE SURVEY TEAM, FROM HWY 72 LOOKING NORTH, OBSERVED CONTINUED 
TREE DAMAGE ACROSS NORTH SAUTY CREEK AND THROUGH SAUTY BOTTOMS. 
THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED NEAR ROBERTS RD AND SR 79, WHERE ONLY 
SMALL LIMB DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ON THE WESTERN BASE OF JULY 
MOUNTAIN.  

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA. 

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