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NOUS44 KMEG 292239
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
539 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/28/20 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED SEVERAL TORNADOES IN EAST-
CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TORNADO
IMPACTED THE CITY OF JONESBORO.

.TORNADO IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS...

RATING:                 EF3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  12.55 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               22

START DATE:             03/28/2020
START TIME:             04:58 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.1 SSE JONESBORO / CRAIGHEAD COUNTY / AR
START LAT/LON:          35.8094 / -90.6852

END DATE:               03/28/2020
END TIME:               05:14 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.4 NE BROOKLAND / CRAIGHEAD COUNTY / AR
END LAT/LON:            35.9340 / -90.5227

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST NORTH OF I-555 AND WEST OF CARAWAY ROAD.
THE TORNADO QUICKLY INTENSIFIED AND CAUSED EF2 DAMAGE NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF CARAWAY RD. AND RACE ST. THE TORNADO WEAKENED SLIGHTLY,
BUT PRODUCED EF2 DAMAGE AGAIN AT THE MALL AT TURTLE CREEK. THE TORNADO
REACHED ITS MOST INTENSE STAGE AS IT APPROACHED AND MOVED ACROSS THE
JONESBORO AIRPORT. SEVERAL LARGE INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WERE SEVERELY
DAMAGED. AS THE TORNADO MOVED THROUGH RESIDENTIAL AREAS NORTHEAST OF
THE AIRPORT, IT CAUSED EF2 TO ISOLATED EF3 DAMAGE TO HOMES. THE TORNADO
BEGAN WEAKENING AFTER IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 49 NORTHEAST OF JONESBORO,
WITH THE FINAL DAMAGE OBSERVED TO THE NORTHEAST OF BROOKLAND.

.TORNADO IN GREENE COUNTY ARKANSAS...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.98 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             03/28/2020
START TIME:             05:25 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         6.4 E PARAGOULD / GREENE COUNTY / AR
START LAT/LON:          36.0500 / -90.3808

END DATE:               03/28/2020
END TIME:               05:30 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           8.6 ENE PARAGOULD / GREENE COUNTY / AR
END LAT/LON:            36.0803 / -90.3431

SURVEY SUMMARY: 
THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 412 AND WEST OF COUNTY
ROAD 934. THE TORNADO OVERTURNED A CENTER PIVOT IRRIGATION SYSTEM. AS
IT CROSSED HIGHWAY 412, IT DAMAGED AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING AND A GRAIN
BIN. WEST OF HIGHWAY 119, THE TORNADO DAMAGED TREES, STORAGE BUILDINGS,
AND A MOBILE HOME. THE LAST DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED TO TREES ALONG 
HIGHWAY 119. 


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: 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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