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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
530 PM CDT TUE MAR 15 2022

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/14/22 TORNADO EVENT...

A SUPERCELL PRODUCED A LOW-END EF-1 TORNADO IN THE LEONARD AREA ON
THE EVENING OF MARCH 14TH. ADDITIONAL AREAS OF DAMAGE WERE ALSO 
SURVEYED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF LEONARD, AND WILL BE CLOSELY 
EVALUATED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

.LEONARD TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.2787 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150.0 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             03/14/2022
START TIME:             06:10 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 WSW LEONARD / FANNIN COUNTY / TX
START LAT/LON:          33.3686 / -96.3091

END DATE:               03/14/2022
END TIME:               06:17 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 NW LEONARD / FANNIN COUNTY / TX
END LAT/LON:            33.3914 / -96.2599

SURVEY SUMMARY:
THE TORNADO BEGAN JUST WEST OF CR 5035 SOUTH OF STATE HIGHWAY 78
WHERE TREE DAMAGE AND DAMAGE TO A METAL BARN WAS OBSERVED. THE
TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST WHERE IT CAUSED HEAVY DAMAGE TO SEVERAL
PROPERTIES, PRIMARILY METAL BARNS, RIGHT ALONG STATE HIGHWAY 78.
AS IT CONTINUED EAST-NORTHEAST, IT CROSSED FM 981 WHERE A SINGLE
FAMILY HOME WAS DAMAGED, INCLUDING BROKEN WINDOWS AND LOSS OF ROOF
SHINGLES AND DECKING, ALONG WITH A WINDSHIELD SHATTERED ON A
VEHICLE. IT CONTINUED NORTHEAST FROM THERE, CAUSING SPORADIC TREE
DAMAGE AS IT HEADED TOWARDS A BUSINESS LOCATED ON CR 4965. AT THIS
BUSINESS, A TRIPLE WIDE MANUFACTURED BUILDING WAS SHIFTED OFF OF
ITS CEMENT BLOCK BASE, AND THE METAL SIDING AND ROOF WAS PULLED
OFF OF A BUILDING LOCATED NEXT TO IT. THE TORNADO CONTINUED
NORTHEAST, DAMAGING TREES, AND IS BELIEVED TO HAVE LIFTED BEFORE
CROSSING US 69.

&&

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.

$$

GORDON/JLDUNN

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