742  
NOUS44 KMOB 241846  
PNSMOB  
ALZ051>060-261>266-FLZ201>206-MSZ067-075-076-078-079-250700-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL  
146 PM CDT TUE APR 24 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE GULF SHORES, AL TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
GULF SHORES, AL TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.16 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APRIL 22, 2018  
START TIME: 3:05 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3.4 MILES WEST OF GULF SHORES, AL  
START LAT/LON: 30.2376, -87.7571  
 
END DATE: APRIL 22, 2018  
END TIME: 3:06 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3.4 MILES WEST OF GULF SHORES, AL  
END LAT/LON: 30.2399, -87.7567  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: A STRONG WATERSPOUT MOVED ONSHORE AT THE 2200  
BLOCK OF WEST BEACH BOULEVARD. THE TORNADO PRODUCED ROOF AND  
SIDING DAMAGE TO TWO HOMES. SEVERAL WINDOWS WERE ALSO BLOWN OUT.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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