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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
817 PM EST MON DEC 3 2018 /717 PM CST MON DEC 3 2018/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/02/18 DOTHAN TORNADO - UPDATE 1...

.DOTHAN_TOR_20181202...

RATING:                 EF0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.06 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             12/02/2018
START TIME:             01:49 AM CST
START LOCATION:         W. MAIN/BRANNON ST / HOUSTON COUNTY / AL
START LAT/LON:          31.2361 / -85.4868

END DATE:               12/02/2018
END TIME:               01:51 AM CST
END LOCATION:           1 NE W. MAIN/BRANNON ST / HOUSTON COUNTY
/ AL
END LAT/LON:            31.2448 / -85.4721

SURVEY SUMMARY:
DAMAGE, CONSISTING OF A FEW DOZEN SNAPPED PINE TREES, BEGAN NEAR
THE END OF MUIRFIELD LANE IN HIGHLAND OAKS.  THE TORNADO TRAVELED
TO THE NORTHEAST AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 84 NEAR ITS INTERSECTION
WITH BRANNON STAND ROAD WHERE A POWER POLE WAS SNAPPED AND
SEVERAL TREES WERE DOWNED.  THE TORNADO THEN CROSSED THROUGH THE
WHISPERING PINES SUBDIVISION, DOWNING A FEW DOZEN TREES AND
DAMAGING FENCES.  THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE WAS NOTED ALONG
CHLOE COURT, WHERE IN ADDITION TO TREE DAMAGE, A COUPLE OF HOMES
SUFFERED ROOF DAMAGE AND A CAR WAS FLIPPED OVER FROM A DRIVEWAY
INTO A YARD.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED TRAVELING NORTHEAST, AND THE
LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS FIVE OR SIX SNAPPED TREES ALONG
WESTWOOD RD.  THERE WERE NO INJURIES DUE TO THE TORNADO. 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK HOUSTON COUNTY 
EMA DIRECTOR CHRIS JUDAH FOR HIS ASSISTANCE WITH THIS DAMAGE SURVEY. 

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.

$$

JOHNSTONE/NICHOLS

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