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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
619 PM CST MON JAN 13 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 1/11/20 NORTHEAST MS TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO IN LEE AND PRENTISS COUNTIES, MS...

RATING:                 EF-0 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.2 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               N/A

START DATE:             01/11/2020
START TIME:             06:45 AM CST
START LOCATION:         4.0 WSW BALDWYN / PRENTISS COUNTY / MS 
START LAT/LON:          34.4938 / -88.7007

END DATE:               01/11/2020
END TIME:               06:52 AM CST
END LOCATION:           3.3 NNE BALDWYN / PRENTISS COUNTY / MS 
END LAT/LON:            34.5483 / -88.5949

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THE TORNADO DEVELOPED IN FAR NORTHWESTERN LEE COUNTY WHERE IT
DAMAGED TREES AND SEVERAL COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AS IT CROSSED
HIGHWAY 45. MANY TREES WERE UPROOTED IN BALDWYN, WITH A FEW TREES
FALLING ON HOUSES. THE TORNADO DAMAGED THE ROOF OF THE HIGH SCHOOL
AND AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN. THE LAST
OBSERVED DAMAGE WAS TO TREES SOUTH OF THE WHEELER COMMUNITY.


.TORNADO IN PRENTISS COUNTY, MS...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.3 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               N/A

START DATE:             01/11/2020
START TIME:             06:56 AM CST
START LOCATION:         4.3 SSE BOONEVILLE / PRENTISS COUNTY / MS 
START LAT/LON:          34.5963 / -88.5353

END DATE:               01/11/2020
END TIME:               07:03 AM CST
END LOCATION:           7.0 ENE BOONEVILLE / PRENTISS COUNTY / MS
END LAT/LON:            34.6864 / -88.4410

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THE FIRST DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED IN THE HURRICANE CREEK VICINITY. AS
THE TORNADO CROSSED COUNTY ROAD 5040, IT DAMAGED A LARGE BARN, TWO
MOBILE HOMES, AND A RESIDENCE. THE TORNADO DAMAGED ADDITIONAL
MOBILE HOMES ALONG COUNTY ROAD 3040, AND DAMAGED SEVERAL BUILDINGS
AT A LUMBER PROCESSING FACILITY. THE LAST DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED
ALONG COUNTY ROAD 370.


.TORNADO IN PRENTISS AND TISHOMINGO COUNTIES, MS...

RATING:                  EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   5.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    120 YARDS
FATALITIES:              0 
INJURIES:                N/A

START DATE:              01/11/2020
START TIME:              07:08 AM CST
START LOCATION:          10.6 ENE BOONEVILLE / PRENTISS COUNTY / MS
START LAT/LON:           34.7276 / -88.3934

END DATE:                01/11/2020
END TIME:                07:14 AM CST
END LOCATION:            3.9 S BURNSVILLE / TISHOMINGO COUNTY / MS
END LAT/LON:             34.7862 / -88.3226

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THIS TORNADO PRODUCED MINOR ROOF DAMAGE AND UPROOTED TREES ALONG
COUNTY ROAD 1401. IT DAMAGED TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 356 TO THE WEST
OF HIGHWAY 365. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED AS IT CROSSED INTO
TISHOMINGO COUNTY, AND CAUSED ITS MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE ALONG
HIGHWAY 365. THE TORNADO DAMAGED SEVERAL HOMES AND STORAGE
BUILDINGS BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR THE TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE
WATERWAY.


.TORNADO IN TISHOMINGO COUNTY, MS...

RATING:                  EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:     80 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:   0.7 MILES 
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:    80 YARDS 
FATALITIES:              0 
INJURIES:                N/A

START DATE:              01/11/2020
START TIME:              07:17 AM CST
START LOCATION:          2.5 SE BURNSVILLE / TISHOMINGO COUNTY / MS
START LAT/LON:           34.8160 / -88.2900

END DATE:                01/11/2020
END TIME:                07:18 AM CST
END LOCATION:            2.7 ESE BURNSVILLE / TISHOMINGO COUNTY / MS
END LAT/LON:             34.8220 / -88.2796

SURVEY SUMMARY: 

THIS BRIEF TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A RESIDENCES, ALSO
DAMAGED TREES AND POWER POLES ALONG HIGHWAY 72, HIGHWAY 164, AND
HIGHWAY 172.



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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