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National Weather Service Memphis TN
512 PM CDT Fri Mar 15 2024

...NWS Damage Survey for 03/15/24 Tornado Event...

.New Albany Tornado...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.87 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             03/15/2024
Start Time:             03:13 AM CDT
Start Location:         New Albany / Union County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          34.4954 / -89.017

End Date:               03/15/2024
End Time:               03:15 AM CDT
End Location:           1 E New Albany / Union County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            34.489 / -89.0042

Survey Summary:
The tornado developed near Reed`s Market in New Albany along West
Bankhead St, causing intermittent tree damage as it moved across
The Park Along the River. This tornado caused damage to the
backside of the Police Department on King St, resulting in minor
uplift of the roof. A more consistent damage path was observed
east of King St as the tornado moved along East Main St, damaging
numerous trees and structures. Numerous structures suffered roof
damage, with the most significant affecting the County Clerk`s
office. The tornado caused additional minor roof and tree damage
along Main St near Central Ave and Glade St, lifting before
reaching Wilbanks St.


EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0.....65 to 85 mph
EF1.....86 to 110 mph
EF2.....111 to 135 mph
EF3.....136 to 165 mph
EF4.....166 to 200 mph
EF5.....>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.