054  
NOUS44 KMEG 162051  
PNSMEG  
ARZ008-009-017-018-026>028-035-036-048-049-058-MOZ113-115-  
MSZ001>017-020>024-TNZ001>004-019>022-048>055-088>092-170900-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN  
351 PM CDT MON APR 16 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/14/18 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
OVERVIEW
 
 
NWS AND LAFAYETTE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IDENTIFIED TWO  
TORNADO TRACKS IN NORTHEASTERN LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MS FROM STORMS  
DURING THE PRE-DAWN HOURS SATURDAY.  
   
TORNADO 1 IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.8 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APR 14 2018  
START TIME: 448 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4.5 SSE ABBEVILLE / LAFAYETTE COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 34.4462/-89.4618  
 
END DATE: APR 14 2018  
END TIME: 449 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.5 SE ABBEVILLE / LAFAYETTE COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 34.4520/-89.4501  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DEVELOPED IN A WOODED AREA WEST OF  
COUNTY ROAD 215. THE TORNADO DAMAGED THE ROOFS OF SEVERAL HOMES  
AND FARM BUILDINGS, AND DESTROYED 3 SMALLER OUTBUILDINGS. AFTER  
CROSSING CR 215, THE TORNADO CAUSED EF-1 DAMAGE TO A RESIDENCE  
AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES IN THE VICINITY. THE TORNADO  
DISSIPATED ROUGHLY 1/4 MILE EAST OF CR 215.  
   
TORNADO 2 IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI
 
 
RATING: EF-0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 40 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: APR 14 2018  
START TIME: 449 AM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3.5 ENE OXFORD / LAFAYETTE COUNTY / MS  
START LAT/LON: 34.3862/-89.4628  
 
END DATE: APR 14 2018  
END TIME: 450 AM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4.0 ENE OXFORD / LAFAYETTE COUNTY / MS  
END LAT/LON: 34.3871/-89.4548  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO MOVED ALONG HIGHWAY 30 TO THE EAST  
AND NORTH OF OXFORD. THE TORNADO UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES AND CAUSED  
MINOR ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES ALONG HIGHWAY 30.  
 
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: INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 
WOODALL  
 

 
 
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