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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
1230 PM EDT Mon Apr 23 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/22/2018 TORNADO EVENT...


.Fort Rucker Tornado...

Rating: EF0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph
Path Length /statute/: 1.17 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 100 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start Date: 04/22/2018
Start Time: 01:11 PM CDT
Start Location: 1 S Fort Rucker / Dale County / AL
Start Lat/Lon: 31.3306 / -85.7093

End Date: 04/22/2018
End Time: 01:16 PM CDT
End Location: 1 WSW Fort Rucker / Dale County / AL
End Lat/Lon: 31.3472 / -85.7137

Survey Summary:
EF0 tornado touched touched at Fort Rucker. Large tree limbs and
small trees were broken or uprooted along the path. A wooden
dugout structure at a baseball field was also damaged, along with
powerlines. Maximum winds are estimated to be about 75mph. The
tornado touched down near Kingsman Street and Andrews Avenue and
moved north-northwest, lifting near Baker Street.

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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