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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR  
507 PM CDT WED OCT 10 2018  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/09/2018 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED ALONG THE JOHNSON AND FRANKLIN  
COUNTY LINE AND MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST OVER FAR WESTERN JOHNSON  
COUNTY. THIS THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED TWO TORNADOES, ONE JUST SOUTH  
OF INTERSTATE 40, WITH ANOTHER DEVELOPING JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE  
40. THE TORNADOES WERE SIMILAR IN STRENGTH, WITH THE ONE SOUTH OF  
THE INTERSTATE RATED A STRONG EF-0, AND THE TORNADO SOUTH OF THE  
INTERSTATE RATED A WEAK EF-1. THE TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED BY VIDEO  
AND GROUND SURVEYS PERFORMED BY JOHNSON COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT  
AND METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA, OK.  
   
JOHNSON COUNTY TORNADO 1.
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 85 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.16 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 10/09/2018  
START TIME: 03:38 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 3 ENE WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE / JOHNSON COUNTY/ AR  
START LAT/LON: 35.4932 / -93.7045  
 
END DATE: 10/09/2018  
END TIME: 03:39 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 4 ENE WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE / JOHNSON COUNTY  
/ AR  
END LAT/LON: 35.4955 / -93.7037  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 WITH TREES UPROOTED  
ALONG COUNTY ROAD 3010. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE INCLUDED ONE PIECE OF  
ROOFING REMOVED FROM A SHED.  
   
JOHNSON COUNTY TORNADO 2
 
 
RATING: EF1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 95 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.24 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 10/09/2018  
START TIME: 03:42 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 4 ENE WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE / JOHNSON COUNTY  
/ AR  
START LAT/LON: 35.5037 / -93.7045  
 
END DATE: 10/09/2018  
END TIME: 03:45 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 5 NE WIEDERKEHR VILLAGE / JOHNSON COUNTY  
/ AR  
END LAT/LON: 35.5215 / -93.7019  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
 
THANK YOU TO JOSH JOHNSTON WITH JOHNSON COUNTY OEM AND THE STORM  
SURVEY CREW WITH NWS TULSA FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SURVEY AND  
DOCUMENT THE DAMAGE.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
CAVANAUGH  
 
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