Halloween Tornado - Pics And Survey

By: National Weather Service - Posted By Jeremy Goodwin
By: National Weather Service - Posted By Jeremy Goodwin
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
230 PM CDT FRI NOV 01 2013

...PRELIMINARY EF-1 TORNADO IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS...

* COUNTY/COUNTIES: CRAIGHEAD

* LOCATION/TIME OF EVENT: TOWN OF CARAWAY, APPROX 7:40PM CDT

* BEGINNING POINT: LAT 36.4529 LON -90.1927

* ENDING POINT: LAT 36.4544 LON -90.1855

* RATING: EF1

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 - 100 MPH

* PATH LENGTH: .7 MILES

* MAXIMUM WIDTH: 300 YARDS

* FATALITIES: 0

* INJURIES: 0

* SUMMARY OF DAMAGES: THE LIGHTNINGLESS STORM STRENGTHENED JUST TO
THE SOUTHWEST OF THE TOWN OF CARAWAY IN CRAIGHEAD COUNTY ARKANSAS.
STRAIGHTLINE WIND DAMAGE WITH WINDS ESTIMATED AT 60-80 MPH WAS FOUND
WEST SOUTHWEST OF CARAWAY AND ACROSS THE FAR SOUTHWESTERN PORTIONS
OF THE TOWN. THE TORNADO DEVELOPED AND TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTHWEST
OF THE BUSINESS DISTRICT IN CARAWAY AND DID SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE TO THE ROOFS OF MANY HOMES...BUSINESSES...AND CHURCHES AS
WELL AS UPROOTING DOZENS OF TRESS. EVIDENCE OF INFLOW INTO THE
CIRCULATION CENTER WAS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE TOWN VIA DOWNED TREES
STRONGLY INDICATING THE PRESENCE OF A TORNADIC EVENT. THE TORNADO
WAS MOVING AT A RATE OF SPEED CLOSE TO 40-45 MPH THROUGH THE TOWN
AND LIFTED NEAR THE FAR NORTHEASTERN EDGE OF TOWN. EYEWITNESSES
REPORTED SEEING THE TORNADO MOVE INTO THE TOWN AS THEY SHELTERED
CHILDREN AND ADULTS INTO VARIOUS STORM SHELTERS FROM HALLOWEEN
FESTIVITIES AND BONFIRES.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
356 PM CDT FRI NOV 1 2013

...DAMAGE SURVEY RESULTS FOR SOUTHERN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY NEAR
DUTCHTOWN...

* EVENT TYPE.........EF1 TORNADO

* EVENT DATE.........THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2013

* EVENT TIME.........7:05 PM TO 7:09 PM

* EVENT LOCATION.....3 MILES NORTHWEST OF DUTCHTOWN TO 2.5 MILES
NORTHEAST OF DUTCHTOWN

* PEAK WIND..........105 MPH

* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH....150 YARDS

* PATH LENGTH.........4.25 MILES

* INJURIES............NONE

* FATALITIES..........NONE

* DAMAGE DETAILS.......NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED OR SNAPPED. HOUSE
SHIFTED SLIGHTLY OFF FOUNDATION AND ROOF LIFTED AND SHIFTED
SLIGHTLY. AT LEAST TWO OTHER HOUSES WITH ROOF DAMAGE FROM
FALLEN TREES AND POWER LINES. 1 BARN LEVELED AND SEVERAL OTHERS
WITH ROOF DAMAGE.


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