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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
702 PM CST SUN JAN 12 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR 01/11/20...

.OVERVIEW...

.DAMAGING WINDS IN TUNICA, MS...

RATING:                 N/A 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  N/A
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   N/A
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               2

START DATE:             01/11/2020
START TIME:             N/A
START LOCATION:         N/A
START LAT/LON:          N/A

END DATE:               01/11/2020
END TIME:               N/A
END LOCATION:           N/A 
END LAT/LON:            N/A

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THUNDERSTORM WINDS MOVED ACROSS TUNICA, MS AND AREAS TO THE SOUTH
AND EAST OF THE COMMUNITY. SEVERAL INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WERE 
DAMAGED SOUTH OF TOWN. TUNICA AIRPORT AWOS RECORDED A PEAK GUST OF
79 MPH. EAST OF THE AIRPORT, AN APARTMENT BUILDING ROOF, A MOBILE
HOME, AND A LARGE STORAGE SHED WERE DAMAGED. 

.TORNADO IN TATE AND DESOTO COUNTIES...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  11.3 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               N/A

START DATE:             01/11/2020
START TIME:             04:42 AM CST
START LOCATION:         0.5 W ARKABUTLA / TATE COUNTY / MS 
START LAT/LON:          34.6979 / -90.1309

END DATE:               01/11/2020
END TIME:               04:52 AM CST
END LOCATION:           3.7 SSE HERNANDO / DESOTO COUNTY / MS
END LAT/LON:            34.7778 / -89.9594

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THE TORNADO INITIALLY DAMAGED TREES NEAR THE ARKABUTLA COMMUNITY.
THIS TORNADO CROSSED ARKABUTLA LAKE AND DAMAGED TREES AND SHEDS 
AT THE HERNANDO POINT PARK. THE TORNADO CAUSED ADDITIONAL TREE 
DAMAGE, AND DAMAGE TO ROOFS, AS IT APPROACHED HIGHWAY 51. DAMAGE 
TO RESIDENCES AND STORAGE BUILDINGS WERE OBSERVED AS IT CROSSED 
HIGHWAY 51. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST EAST OF INTERSTATE 55. 
STRONG STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED ADDITIONAL DAMAGE TO HOMES AND 
TREES SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK.

.TORNADO IN DESOTO COUNTY...

RATING:                  EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   8.25 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    300 YARDS
FATALITIES:              0 
INJURIES:                N/A

START DATE:              01/11/2020
START TIME:              04:53 AM CST
START LOCATION:          4.3 NE HERNANDO / DESOTO / MS
START LAT/LON:           34.8576 / -89.9206

END DATE:                01/11/2020
END TIME:                05:01 AM CST
END LOCATION:            2.7 SSE OLIVE BRANCH / DESOTO / MS
END LAT/LON:             34.9255 / -89.8018

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 269 NORTHEAST OF
HERNANDO. THE TORNADO INITIALLY DAMAGED TREES AND SIGNS AS IT
CROSSED I-269. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED AS IT CROSSED CRAFT ROAD.
THE TORNADO HEAVILY DAMAGED A STABLE AND A LARGE METAL STORAGE
BUILDING. THE TORNADO CROSSED INTO RESIDENTIAL AREAS EAST OF CRAFT
ROAD. NUMEROUS HOMES WERE DAMAGED, WITH SOME SUSTAINING
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST, CAUSING
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE, AND DISSIPATED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF BETHEL
ROAD AND I-22. STRONG STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAUSED ADDITIONAL DAMAGE
JUST SOUTH OF THE TORNADO TRACK.

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: 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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