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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
200 PM CST THU NOV 8 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/6/2018 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE #4...
...EF-0 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN SOUTHERN COLBERT COUNTY...
...CORRECTION FOR RATING...

.LIGON SPRINGS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    76 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.18 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             11/08/2018
START TIME:             12:18 AM CST
START LOCATION:         4 WSW LITTLEVILLE / COLBERT COUNTY / AL
START LAT/LON:          34.5717 / -87.7332

END DATE:               11/08/2018
END TIME:               12:21 AM CST
END LOCATION:           2 WSW LITTLEVILLE / COLBERT COUNTY / AL
END LAT/LON:            34.5789 / -87.7151

SUMMARY: 

NWS COORDINATED A STORM SURVEY WITH THE COLBERT COUNTY
AND FRANKLIN COUNTY EMA DIRECTORS. THE TEAM DETERMINED THAT 
NUMEROUS TREE DAMAGE IN FAR SOUTHERN COLBERT COUNTY WAS ATTRIBUTED
TO A WEAK EF-0 TORNADO. 

THE PRIMARY DAMAGE INDICATORS WERE A COMBINATION OF SOFT AND 
HARDWOOD TREES. MUCH OF THE DAMAGED TREES HAD LARGE BRANCHES 
SNAPPED OFF WITH ONE TREE FULLY UPROOTED SOUTH OF THE COOK CREEK 
RD/LIGON SPRINGS RD. INTERSECTION. THE TEAM NOTED DEBRIS SPREAD IN
A CONVERGENT PATTERN, WHICH COINCIDED WITH THE ROTATIONAL TRACKS 
OBSERVED ON RADAR. MAXIMUM WINDS, USING THE UPROOTED HARDWOOD TREE, 
WERE DETERMINED TO BE 76 MPH. 

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. 

$$

BARRON

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