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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
841 PM CDT Mon Apr 13 2020

...UPDATED NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/13/2020 SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...

.Logan County Damage...

Rating:                 TSTM/Wind
Estimated Peak Wind:    90-110 mph
Path Length /statute/:  14.20 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   unknown
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             05:35 PM CDT
Start Location:         4.5 W Barber / Logan County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          35.1276 / -94.1364

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               05:56 PM CDT
End Location:           2.9 S Booneville / Logan County / AR
End Lat/Lon:            35.1004 / -93.9081

Survey Summary:

As a large squall line moved into western Arkansas Sunday evening,
a supercell developed immediately ahead of the line over extreme
eastern Sebastian County. This storm was quickly absorbed into the
squall line as it crossed into Logan County shortly after 5:30 PM.
A majority of damage occurred along or near Blythe Road where winds
broke numerous large limbs off trees with sporadic uprooted trees.
This is consistent with maximum wind speeds of 75 to 85 mph.
Portions of metal roofing were removed from a small barn and some
minor structural damage occurred, likely from falling limbs. At
least sporadic damage occurred between Blythe Road and Booneville,
primarily consisting of minor tree damage.

South of Booneville, numerous hardwood trees were uprooted with
large portions of trunks snapped near the intersection of AR-23
and S State Highway 116. Some minor roof damage was observed at a
home in this area. The most intense damage occurred near the
Booneville Human Development Center where several large, mature
pine trees were snapped, some at their base, and others were
uprooted. Maximum wind speeds in this area were estimated to be
around 110 MPH.


.Benton/Bryant/East End Damage...

Rating:                 TSTM/Wind
Estimated Peak Wind:    80-100 mph
Path Length /statute/:  13.96 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   unknown
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/12/2020
Start Time:             07:53 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 S Salem / Saline County / AR
Start Lat/Lon:          34.5983 / -92.5577

End Date:               04/12/2020
End Time:               08:10 PM CDT
End Location:           3 S Parkers-Iron Spring / Saline County /
AR
End Lat/Lon:            34.5525 / -92.3194

Survey Summary:

Severe thunderstorms moved through Saline County the evening of
Sunday, April 12th, producing sporadic wind damage from the Benton/
Bryant area to East End. The heaviest damage was in the East End
area, with power lines down and trees uprooted. There were trees on
several houses. Near the Saline County Airport, several power poles
were snapped. NWS survey found damage consistent with straight line
winds of 80-100 MPH.

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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