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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL  
1143 PM CDT MON APR 23 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE CRENSHAW COUNTY, AL TORNADO EVENTS
 
 
   
RURAL WESTERN CRENSHAW COUNTY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.9 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 22, 2018  
START TIME: 1:43 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 8.4 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF LUVERNE, AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.7537, -86.4005  
 
END DATE: APRIL 22, 2018  
END TIME: 1:50 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 9.4 MILES NORTHWEST OF LUVERNE, AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.8056, -86.3837  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE EF-1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST PRIOR TO  
CROSSING JEFFCOAST ROAD, AND THEN MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST  
DESTROYING A MANUFACTURED HOME, CAUSING MODERATE DAMAGE TO A  
SECOND MANUFACTURED HOME, DESTROYED A SHED, AND UPROOTED AND  
SNAPPED LARGE TREES, ONE OF WHICH FELL ON A VEHICLE. THE TORNADO  
WAS AT ITS WIDEST AS IT THEN CUT THROUGH A GROVE OF TREES, AND  
OPEN FIELDS BEFORE CROSSING CHAPEL HILL ROAD. A METAL ROOF WAS  
THEN TORN OFF A BARN AND THROWN ONE-THIRD OF A MILE BACK TO THE  
SOUTH. THE TORNADO THEN CAUSED SPORADIC DAMAGE AS IT PASSED  
THROUGH MAINLY WOODED AREAS UPROOTING AND SNAPPING LARGE TREES,  
WITH ONE FALLING ON A HOUSE CAUSING MINOR DAMAGE, BEFORE LIFTING  
LIFTING NEAR CENTER RIDGE ROAD.  
   
RURAL NORTHEAST CRENSHAW COUNTY TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 175 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 22, 2018  
START TIME: 2:11 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3.3 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HIGHLAND HOME, AL  
START LAT/LON: 31.9085, -86.3063  
 
END DATE: APRIL 22, 2018  
END TIME: 2:15 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2.0 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HIGHLAND HOME, AL  
END LAT/LON: 31.9362, -86.2883  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED NEAR DANIEL MILL ROAD CAUSING  
MINOR TREE DAMAGE AND THEN PASSED THROUGH MAINLY WOODED AREAS AS  
IT MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST. THE TORNADO STRENGTHENED TO AN EF-1  
BEFORE REACHING OLIVER MYERS ROAD, PASSING THROUGH MAINLY WOODED  
AREAS UPROOTING AND SNAPPING LARGE TREES AS IT APPROACHED A SMALL  
LAKE IN THE MAGNOLIA SHORES AREA. THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR TO  
MODERATE DAMAGE TO SEVERAL HOMES AROUND THE LAKE, MAINLY TO ROOFS  
AND SIDING. THE TORNADO THEN PROCEEDED THROUGH MORE WOODS BEFORE  
DISSIPATING.  
 
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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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