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NOUS44 KLCH 282228  
PNSLCH  
LAZ027-291030-  
 
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
428 PM CST FRI DEC 28 2018  
 
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/27/18 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
   
TOLEDO BEND DAM TORNADO
 
 
RATING: EF-1  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 104 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.5 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: DEC 27 2018  
START TIME: 612 AM CST  
START LOCATION: 3.8 E TOLEDO BEND DAM / VERNON / LA  
START LAT/LON: 31.1908 / -93.5018  
 
END DATE: DEC 27 2018  
END TIME: 613 AM CST  
END LOCATION: 4.2 E TOLEDO BEND DAM / VERNON / LA  
END_LAT/LON: 31.1910 / -93.4964  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY: BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST WEST OF HIGHWAY 111 AND CROSSED HIGHWAY 111 JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 392  
WHERE IT SNAPPED SEVERAL PINE TREES. THE TORNADO LIFTED JUST TO THE EAST OF THE HIGHWAY.  
 
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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS  
STORM DATA.  
 

 
 
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