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NOUS44 KLIX 312134  
PNSLIX  
LAZ034>037-039-040-046>050-056>072-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-010145-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA  
434 PM CDT FRI MAR 31 2017  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..TORNADO CONFIRMED IN WILKINSON COUNTY IN MISSISSIPPI
 
 
DATE...MARCH 29 2017  
 
ESTIMATED BEGINNING TIME...1123 PM CDT  
ESTIMATED ENDING TIME...1127 PM CDT  
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1  
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...105 MPH  
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...450 YDS  
PATH LENGTH...2.1 MI  
BEGINNING LAT/LON...31.1774 -91.3105  
ENDING LAT/LON...31.1890 -91.2777  
* FATALITIES...0  
* INJURIES...0  
 
* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
   
..SUMMARY
 
 
THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN APPROXIMATELY 6 MILESS NORTH OF  
WOODVILLE. THE PATH STARTED WEST OF FORD CREEKS ROAD AND TRACKED  
EAST NORTHEAST CROSSING US HIGHWAY 61 WITH THE PATH ENDING EAST OF  
HACKETT FORD ROAD. THE MOST CONCENTRATED DAMAGE WAS JUST WEST OF  
U.S. HIGHWAY 61. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED ALONG  
THE PATH. FIVE HOMES WERE DAMAGED, PRIMARILY BY FALLEN TREES. A  
COMMERCIAL BUILDING HAD ITS ROLLUP DOORS BLOWN IN AND WALL HEAVILY  
DAMAGED. A RECREATIONAL VEHICLE WAS ALSO BLOWN OVER ON ITS SIDE.  
 
FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES  
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:  
EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.  
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.  
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.  
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.  
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.  
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.  
 

 
 
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