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NWS Little Rock Begins Tornado Surveys

The National Weather Service in Little Rock confirms 4 tornadoes so far from Thursday's storms. More may still be found.
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has confirmed 4 tornadoes so far from Thursday's storms. 2 of the confirmed tornadoes are in Polk County, 1 in Montgomery County and 1 in Garland County. 2 of the tornadoes are ranked EF-1 and the other two EF-2 on the enhanced fujita scale. The EF scale goes from 0 to 5, with 5 being the strongest. Surveys will continue through the weekend. 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR

210 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013

 

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/30/2013 TORNADO EVENT...

 

SO FAR...FOUR TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED FROM MAY 30TH. THE SURVEY

IS COMPLETE FOR ONE TORNADO...AND IS PENDING FOR OTHERS. ALL CURRENTLY

AVAILABLE INFORMATION IS BELOW.

 

.TORNADO #1 /ROCKY TORNADO/...

 

RATING:                 EF-1

ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90-100 MPH

PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES

PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS

FATALITIES:             0

INJURIES:               0

 

START DATE:             MAY 30 2013

START TIME:             UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME

START LOCATION:         2.25 N ROCKY / POLK COUNTY /

START LAT/LON:          34.6241  / -94.3696

 

END DATE:               MAY 30 2013

END TIME:               UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME

END LOCATION:           3 N ROCKY / POLK COUNTY /

END_LAT/LON:            34.6348 / -94.3640

 

SURVEY_SUMMARY:

THE ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF OF A METAL BARN...A SHED WAS DESTROYED...

THE ROOF OF A HOUSE WAS DAMAGED...AND MANY LARGE TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN.

 

.TORNADO #2 /COVE TORNADO/...

 

RATING:                 EF-2

 

START DATE:             MAY 30 2013

 

END DATE:               MAY 30 2013

 

SURVEY_SUMMARY:

DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-2 TORNADO WAS FOUND AT COVE IN POLK COUNTY.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE THE SURVEY IS COMPLETED. THIS IS

EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED LATER TODAY.

 

.TORNADO #3 /ROYAL TORNADO/...

 

RATING:                 EF-1

 

START DATE:             MAY 30 2013

 

END DATE:               MAY 30 2013

 

SURVEY_SUMMARY:

DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-1 TORNADO WAS FOUND AT ROYAL IN GARLAND COUNTY.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE DETERMINED ONCE THE SURVEY IS COMPLETED.

 

.TORNADO #4 /ODEN TORNADO/...

 

RATING:                 EF-2

INJURIES:               2

 

START DATE:             MAY 30 2013

 

END DATE:               MAY 30 2013

 

SURVEY_SUMMARY:

 

DAMAGE CONSISTENT WITH AN EF-2 TORNADO WAS FOUND AT ODEN IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE DETERMINED ONCE THE SURVEY IS COMPLETED.

 

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 200MPH

EF5...VIOLENT...>200MPH

 

NOTE:

THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO

CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN

NWS STORM DATA.

 

SURVEYS ARE ONGOING...AND FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED ON EACH

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