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Public Information Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
505 PM CDT Sun Mar 28 2021

..NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/27/2021 TORNADO EVENT...Update #1

.Updated to add the Monticello tornado.

.De Witt Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /statute/:  18.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   600.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/27/2021
Start Time:             08:23 PM CDT
Start Location:         8 NE Grady / Jefferson County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          34.1548 / -91.5722

End Date:               03/27/2021
End Time:               08:54 PM CDT
End Location:           4 ESE De Witt / Arkansas County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            34.2531 / -91.2712

Survey Summary:

The NWS Little Rock survey team has found evidence of an EF-
2 tornado in Jefferson and Arkansas Counties. This tornado
likely began near Reydell in Jefferson County where power poles
were snapped near the intersection of State Hwy 11 and Gibson Road.
Farther east in Arkansas County, several structures were impacted
with the most severe damage consistent with winds of around 120
MPH west of the intersection of US-165 and State Hwy 276.


.Monticello Tornado...

Rating:                 EF2
Estimated Peak Wind:    115 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.6 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   400.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/27/2021
Start Time:             10:22 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 NNW Monticello / Drew County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          33.6655 / -91.8083

End Date:               03/27/2021
End Time:               10:25 PM CDT
End Location:           3 N Monticello / Drew County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            33.6766 / -91.7846

Survey Summary:

This tornado started just southwest of the intersection of US-
425 and State Hwy 35 off of Kays Lane where some tree limbs were
snapped or trees uprooted. Damage to roofs was also noted in this
neighborhood. The most significant damage was on the east side of
US-425, where multiple construction company trucks were tossed
into a field. The tornado continued northeast uprooting
additional trees, then lifting near the intersection of Rose Hill
Cutoff Road and State Hwy 83.

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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