721  
NOUS44 KSHV 150205  
PNSSHV  
ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-  
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-151415-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
905 PM CDT TUE APR 14 2015  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 13 2015 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
TITUS COUNTY TORNADO NEAR THE TOWN OF WINFIELD
 
 
RATING: EF-2  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 - 120 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.10 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 19 YARDS  
FATALITIES: NONE  
INJURIES: NONE  
 
START DATE: APR 13 2015  
START TIME: 154 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2.44 MILES ESE OF WINFIELD  
START LAT/LON: 33.1602 / -95.0703  
 
END DATE: APR 13 2015  
END TIME: 156 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2.34 MILES ESE OF WINFIELD  
END_LAT/LON: 33.16096 / -95.0708  
 
A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AT THE MID AMERICA PET FOOD  
PLANT...TOSSING CARS...TRUCKS...AND DUMPSTERS. ONE DUMPSTER WAS  
TOSSED NEARLY 150 YARDS AND 40 FEET HIGH...LANDING ON TOP OF THE  
WAREHOUSE. A SECOND DUMPSTER HIT THE EDGE OF ANOTHER  
BUILDING...NEARLY 75 YARDS AWAY...AND LANDED ON TOP OF A TRUCK  
PARKED BELOW. A PORTION OF THE WAREHOUSE WAS COMPLETELY  
DESTROYED WHEN THE WINDS ENTERED OPEN DOORS AND LIFTED THE ROOF.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
PALMER/NUTTALL  
 
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