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NOUS44 KFWD 010202  
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX  
902 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017  
   
..PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR APRIL 29 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
 
A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEY TEAM BEGAN TO SURVEY THE DAMAGE  
ASSOCIATED WITH AT LEAST FOUR TORNADOES THAT OCCURRED IN  
HENDERSON, VAN ZANDT, RAINS AND HOPKINS COUNTIES. TWO OF THE FOUR  
TORNADOES WERE GIVEN A PRELIMINARY EF-0 RATING WHILE THE OTHER TWO  
WERE LONG-TRACKED TORNADOES WITH MORE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE, LEADING  
TO AT LEAST EF-3 RATINGS. SEVERAL SURVEY TEAMS WILL HEAD OUT DURING  
THE DAY MONDAY TO CONTINUE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE.  
 
THIS DATA IS PRELIMINARY AND SOME DETAILS MAY CHANGE OVER THE NEXT  
FEW DAYS AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS GATHERED.  
   
GRAND SALINE TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 80 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 04/29/2017  
START TIME: 04:15 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 SSW GRAND SALINE / VAN ZANDT COUNTY /  
TX  
START LAT/LON: 32.6056 / -95.7526  
 
END DATE: 04/29/2017  
END TIME: 04:17 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 2 WSW GRAND SALINE / VAN ZANDT COUNTY /  
TX  
END LAT/LON: 32.664 / -95.7413  
 
SUMMARY: STORM SPOTTERS AND STORM CHASERS OBSERVED A BRIEF TORNADO  
TO THE SOUTHWEST OF GRAND SALINE. DAMAGE TO TREES WAS OBSERVED.  
   
EAST CANTON #1 TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 2 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 75 YARDS  
FATALITIES: N/A  
INJURIES: N/A  
 
START DATE: 04/29/2017  
START TIME: 05:10 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 1 ESE CANTON / VAN ZANDT COUNTY / TX  
START LAT/LON: 32.5405 / -95.8429  
 
END DATE: 04/29/2017  
END TIME: 05:14 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 3 NE CANTON / VAN ZANDT COUNTY / TX  
END LAT/LON: 32.5784 / -95.8233  
 
SUMMARY: THIS BRIEF TORNADO OCCURRED IN NEARLY THE SAME AREA  
OF THE LARGER TORNADO THAT CAME THROUGH LATER. THIS TORNADO CAUSED  
DAMAGE TO TREES AND BARNS JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE CITY CENTER OF CANTON.  
   
EUSTACE TO WEST CANTON TORNADO
 
 
RATING: AT LEAST EF3  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 145 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 23.35 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 800 YARDS  
FATALITIES: N/A  
INJURIES: N/A  
 
START DATE: 04/29/2017  
START TIME: 05:29 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 2 SSE EUSTACE / HENDERSON COUNTY / TX  
START LAT/LON: 32.2834 / -96.0025  
 
END DATE: 04/29/2017  
END TIME: 06:09 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5 NNW CANTON / VAN ZANDT COUNTY / TX  
END LAT/LON: 32.6096 / -95.9126  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO WAS THE STRONGEST OF THE TORNADO DAMAGE WHICH  
WAS SURVEYED TODAY. DAMAGE TO FOUR TO FIVE HOMES WAS NOTED WHERE THE  
EXTERIOR WALLS COLLAPSED IN ESTIMATED 145 MPH WINDS. SEVERAL CARS AND  
NUMEROUS MANUFACTURED HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THIS  
TORNADO'S PATH. ADDITIONAL DETAILS FROM THIS STORM WILL BE SURVEYED  
ON MONDAY.  
   
LOG CABIN TO YANTIS TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF3  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 130 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 55.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 1760 YARDS  
FATALITIES: N/A  
INJURIES: N/A  
 
START DATE: 04/29/2017  
START TIME: 05:41 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 5 ENE LOG CABIN / HENDERSON COUNTY / TX  
START LAT/LON: 32.2564 / -95.951  
 
END DATE: 04/29/2017  
END TIME: 07:28 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 8 NW YANTIS / HOPKINS COUNTY / TX  
END LAT/LON: 33.0173 / -95.6709  
 
SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO WILL BE BETTER KNOWN AS THE MILE WIDE TORNADO  
WHICH SLAMMED INTO THE EAST SIDE OF CANTON. A SURVEY CREW FOUND DAMAGE  
CONSISTENT WITH WINDS AROUND 130 MPH WITHIN THE DAMAGE PATH. MORE DAMAGE  
WILL BE SURVEYED AGAIN TOMORROW.  
 
IT IS NOT YET CLEAR WHETHER THIS 55 MILE DAMAGE PATH (51 MILES IN A STRAIGHT  
LINE) IS INDEED ONE TORNADO, OR WAS CAUSED BY MORE THAN ONE. MORE DETAILS TO  
COME LATE MONDAY.  
 
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 200MPH  
EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH  
 
NOTE:  
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO  
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN  
NWS STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
FOX / HERNANDEZ  
 
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