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An NWS Survey crew confirmed an EF2 tornado in Barbour, Henry and Quitman Counties. Details are listed below.

 

NWS Survey crew confirms EF2 tornado in Barbour, Henry and Quitman Counties.
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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
359 PM EST Tue Feb 13 2018 /259 PM CST Tue Feb 13 2018/

...Public Information Statement...

...NWS Damage Survey For 2/11/18 Tornado Event...

...EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Holmes County...

...EF-0 Tornado Confirmed in Jackson County...

.Holmes County Tornado...

Rating: EF1
Estimated Peak Wind: 110 mph
Path Length /statute/: 4.79 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 1

Start Date: 02/11/2018
Start Time: 02:53 AM CST
Start Location: 1 N Caryville / Holmes County / FL
Start Lat/Lon: 30.7941 / -85.8089

End Date: 02/11/2018
End Time: 03:02 AM CST
End Location: 4 NNW Hulaw / Holmes County / FL
End Lat/Lon: 30.8339 / -85.743

Summary: A tornado touched down in Holmes County and tracked
through the south central part of Holmes County north of
Caryville and northwest of Bonifay. The path was approximately
4.8 miles long with a width of 100 yards. Two barns were
destroyed and one brick carport that was attached to a house was
destroyed. The roof of this house was mostly gone. There was one
minor injury.

.Jackson County Tornado...

Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 65 mph
Path Length /statute/: 0.2 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 25 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 02/11/2018
Start Time: 03:28 AM CST
Start Location: 0.5 SW Graceville / Jackson County / FL
Start Lat/Lon: 30.9507 / -85.5161

End Date: 02/11/2018
End Time: 03:29 AM CST
End Location: 0.4 S Graceville / Jackson County / FL
End Lat/Lon: 30.9512 / -85.5120

Summary: A brief tornado touched down in northwest Jackson County.
A couple of trees were downed. In addition, there was minor roof
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 TO165 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.

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