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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX  
636 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2020  
   
..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/30/20 TORNADO EVENT
 
 
HIGH-BASED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED ACROSS THE WEST CENTRAL  
PANHANDLES MONDAY AFTERNOON. AS THESE THUNDERSTORMS MOVED EAST,  
THEY CROSSED A NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED DRYLINE, WITH CLOUD BASES  
LOWERING CONSIDERABLY. ADDITIONALLY, WITH WINDS OUT OF THE EAST  
PRESENT ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE DRYLINE, THESE STORMS MOVED  
INTO AN ENVIRONMENT WITH LOW LEVEL SHEAR PROFILES CONDUCIVE FOR  
THE DEVELOPMENT OF TORNADOES. FURTHERMORE, THE PRESENCE OF THE  
DRYLINE ALLOWED FOR THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF LANDSPOUTS FOR  
ANY STORMS THAT WERE LOCATED DIRECTLY ON OR VERY CLOSE TO THE  
DRYLINE. TWO TORNADOES DID OCCUR - ONE IN CARSON COUNTY AND A  
LANDSPOUT NORTH OF SUNRAY.  
   
PANTEX 11 NORTH
 
 
RATING: EF-UNKNOWN  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: UNKNOWN  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.55 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 03/30/2020  
START TIME: 05:22 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 10 N PANTEX / CARSON COUNTY / TX  
START LAT/LON: 35.47 / -101.57  
 
END DATE: 03/30/2020  
END TIME: 05:33 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 11 NNE PANTEX / CARSON COUNTY / TX  
END LAT/LON: 35.484 / -101.5095  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
THE TORNADO REMAINED IN OPEN COUNTRY GRASSLANDS AND DID NO  
VISIBLE DAMAGE. PATH DETAILS WERE ESTIMATED BASED ON CHASER  
PICTURES/REPORTS AND RADAR.  
   
SUNRAY 10 NORTH
 
 
RATING: EF0  
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH  
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 0.21 MILES  
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 20.0 YARDS  
FATALITIES: 0  
INJURIES: 0  
 
START DATE: 03/30/2020  
START TIME: 05:50 PM CDT  
START LOCATION: 10 N SUNRAY / SHERMAN COUNTY / TX  
START LAT/LON: 36.1738 / -101.8499  
 
END DATE: 03/30/2020  
END TIME: 05:58 PM CDT  
END LOCATION: 10 N SUNRAY / SHERMAN COUNTY / TX  
END LAT/LON: 36.1709 / -101.8486  
 
SURVEY SUMMARY:  
A LANDSPOUT TORNADO, MOVING VERY LITTLE, REMAINED IN A FIELD AND  
DID NO DAMAGE. LOCATION AND PATH DETAILS ARE ESTIMATED BASED ON  
PICTURES FROM A LOCAL STORM SPOTTER.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
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