321  
NOUS44 KSHV 260029  
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>167-261230-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA  
729 PM CDT SAT APR 25 2015  
 
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR UPSHUR AND CASS COUNTIES TORNADO EVENTS  
ON THE EVENING OF APRIL 24 2015...  
   
UPSHUR COUNTY TORNADO 8.5 MILES WEST SW OF GILMER
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 700 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APR 24 2015  
START TIME: 843 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 8.5 MILES WSW OF GILMER  
START LAT/LON: 32.7003 / -95.0864  
 
END DATE: APR 24 2015  
END TIME: 847 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 6.5 MILES WSW OF GILMER  
END LAT/LON: 32.7040 / -95.0540  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 8.5 MILES WSW OF  
GILMER. DAMAGE CONSISTED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED. ONE  
TREE FELL ON A HOUSE...BUT DAMAGE TO THE HOME WAS MINOR TO  
MODERATE. DAMAGE IN THE UNION HILL AREA WAS ALSO SURVEYED...BUT  
DAMAGE WAS DETERMINED TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH STRAIGHT LINE WIND  
DAMAGE. THE UNION HILL HIGH SCHOOL HAD ROOF DAMAGE...AND SEVERAL  
HOMES HAD DAMAGE MAINLY DUE TO FALLEN TREES ON THE HOME.  
   
CASS COUNTY TORNADO 8 MILES NW OF LINDEN
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95-105 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.35 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 275 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APR 24 2015  
START TIME: 916 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 8 MILES NW OF LINDEN  
START LAT/LON: 33.0972 / -94.4609  
 
END DATE: APR 24 2015  
END TIME: 924 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 8.12 MILES N OF LINDEN  
END LAT/LON: 33.1264 / -94.3595  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF1 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN AROUND 8 MILES NW OF  
LINDEN. DAMAGE CONSISTED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED AND SNAPPED.  
SEVERAL TREES TOOK OUT POWERLINES IN THE AREA.  
 
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.  
 
PARKER/DUPLANTIS  
 

 
 
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