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NOUS44 KLZK 172218  
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ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-181030-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR  
518 PM CDT TUE APR 17 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 13-14 SEVERE WEATHER -- UPDATE #5
 
 
   
..UPDATED TO ADD THE EL PASO AND PENCIL BLUFF TORNADOES
 
 
   
OZONE TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 86-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.0 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APR 13 2018  
START TIME: 648 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2.0 NW OZONE / JOHNSON / AR  
START LAT/LON: 35.6662 / -93.4634  
 
END DATE: APR 13 2018  
END TIME: 654 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1.4 E SALUS / JOHNSON / AR  
END LAT/LON: 35.7114 / -93.3998  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THE TORNADO HIT IN THE OZARK NATIONAL FOREST. DAMAGE CONSISTED OF  
NUMEROUS TREES BEING SNAPPED OR UPROOTED, AND A POWER POLE WAS  
SNAPPED.  
   
GAMALIEL TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 86-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APR 13 2018  
START TIME: 845 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 W GAMALIEL LANDING / BAXTER / AR  
START LAT/LON: 36.4193 / -92.2605  
 
END DATE: APR 13 2018  
END TIME: 846 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 1.5 W GAMALIEL LANDING / BAXTER / AR  
END LAT/LON: 36.4208 / -92.2517  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
SEVERAL TREES WERE EITHER SNAPPED OR UPROOTED...WITH SOME MINOR  
DAMAGE TO A CHURCH...AND SOME DAMAGE TO A GARAGE AND OUTBUILDINGS.  
   
OPPELO TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 65-85 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 13 2018  
START TIME: 913 PM  
START LOCATION: 2.5 SW OPPELO  
START LAT/LON: 35.0808 / -92.8024  
 
END DATE: APRIL 13 2018  
END TIME: 914 PM  
END LOCATION: 2.3 SW OPPELO  
END LAT/LON: 35.0807 / -92.7995  
 
SEVERAL TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NEAR TIMBERLAKE RESERVOIR.  
THE DAMAGE PATTERN INDICATED A VERY BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN WITH  
THE MAJORITY OF DAMAGE CONFINED TO THE HAYNES LANE AREA. MINIMAL  
LIMB DAMAGE WAS NOTED FARTHER EAST ALONG TIMBERLAKE ROAD, WITH  
ONE HOME MISSING SOME SHINGLES. HOWEVER, IT CANNOT BE DETERMINED  
IF THIS DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY THE TORNADO OR STRONG, NON-TORNADIC  
WINDS.  
   
EL PASO TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 86-110 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 80 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 13 2018  
START TIME: 1013 PM  
START LOCATION: 4.2 SE EL PASO  
START LAT/LON: 35.0921 / -92.0340  
 
END DATE: APRIL 13 2018  
END TIME: 1014 PM  
END LOCATION: 4.25 SE EL PASO  
END LAT/LON: 35.0921 / -92.0324  
 
AN EF-1 TORNADO OCCURRED ALONG BEARS DEN LANE SOUTHEAST OF EL  
PASO, AR. SOME TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED AND AN OUTBUILDING  
LOST ITS METAL ROOF, WHICH WAS STREWN IN A FIELD EAST OF THE  
PROPERTY.  
 
EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE  
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.  
   
PENCIL BLUFF TORNADO
 
 
A TORNADO HAS BEEN CONFIRMED NEAR PENCIL BLUFF IN MONTGOMERY  
COUNTY. ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.  
 
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  
 
   
MOUNTAIN HOME WIND DAMAGE
 
 
PEAK WIND /E/: 85-90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.1 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 120 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: UNKNOWN  
 
START DATE: APR 13 2018  
START TIME: 930 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: MOUNTAIN HOME / BAXTER / AR  
START LAT/LON: 36.3407 / -92.3961  
 
END DATE: APRIL 13 2018  
END TIME: 933 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: MOUNTAIN HOME / BAXTER/ AR  
END LAT/LON: 36.3467 / -92.3837  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
UTILITY POLES WERE BLOWN DOWN. SEVERAL BUSINESSES SUSTAINED HEAVY  
DAMAGE. A NURSING HOME LOST PART OF ITS ROOF AND HAD TO BE  
EVACUATED. THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH STRAIGHT-  
LINE OR MICROBURST WINDS, WITH SUSTAINED SPEEDS ESTIMATED FROM  
85-90 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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