Monday, May 04, 2009

Marshall Co Tornado Rated EF1 by NWS Huntsville

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
216 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2009

...PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY INFORMATION FROM MARSHALL COUNTY...

A PRELIMINARY STORM SURVEY OF THE DAMAGE INCURRED ACROSS NORTHWEST
MARSHALL COUNTY HAS BEEN COMPLETED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN COORDINATION WITH LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. INITIAL FINDINGS
ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* EVENT TYPE: TORNADO
* EVENT DATE: 05/03/09

* ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
* PRELIMINARY RATING: EF-1

* PATH LENGTH: 1/4 MILE
* MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH: 50 YARDS

* SUMMARY: BETWEEN 3:40 AND 3:45 PM CDT...A TORNADO BRIEFLY
TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF MORGAN CITY. THE MOST EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
OCCURRED ALONG GRIFFIN ACRES ROAD...WHERE A ROOF WAS COMPLETELY
UPLIFTED FROM A 40 X 48 FOOT SHED...WITH PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF THE
FRONT AND SIDE WALLS. IN ADDITION...MULTIPLE TREES WERE UPROOTED
AND SNAPPED NEAR THE BASE. THE TORNADO APPEARED TO QUICKLY LIFT
JUST EAST OF GREENBRIAR COVE ROAD WHERE A LARGE TREE FELL ON A
TRAILER.

THESE FINDINGS ARE PRELIMINARY AND ARE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT.
PICTURES AND SUMMARY MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB
PAGE AT WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

SURVEYED BY: COYNE/NADLER

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