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Statement as of 6:10 PM CST on January 23, 2018

Expires 7:15 AM EST on January 24, 2018


... NWS damage surveys for January 21 2018...

... Updated for tornado # 3 in Little River Arkansas...

... Updated for thunderstorm wind damage in Winnsboro Texas...


.Bowie County tornado # 1 near De Kalb Texas...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 560 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:26 PM CST
start location: 4.00 miles SSW of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.4474/-94.6484

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:35 PM CST
end location: 2.70 miles NE of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5266/-94.5710

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along US 259 just southwest
of De Kalb and tracked northeast across the intersection of
County Road 4231 and FM 44. Here it caused significant damage to a
well constructed two-story home and did considerable damage to
eight Chicken farm buildings. The tornadic storm continued
northeast where it crossed the intersection of FM 990 and FM 1840
where a one-story home had its roof removed and several hard-wood
and Pine trees were uprooted and snapped. As the tornado tracked
across County Road 4228, there were signs of it widening with
snapped hard-wood trees and down power lines were more noticeable.
Once the tornado tracked to across Highway 82, hard-wood trees
snapped at its base and significant damage to roofs of a church
and nearby one to two story homes were prevalent. The tornadic
storm continued to move northeast to across County Road 3201 where
numerous hard-wood trees were downed a Camper was destroyed. It
then continued northeast where it crossed County Road 3203,
uplifting a metal roof from a home and destroyed seven Chicken
farm buildings. Once it crossed northeast to across County Road
3202, it split and twisted hard-wood trees and destroyed an
outbuilding before finally dissipating.


.Bowie County tornado # 2 5.00 miles north of Malta Texas...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.55 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:43 PM CST
start location: 5.00 miles N of Malta Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.5655/-94.5114

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:45 PM CST
end location: 5.25 miles NNE of Malta Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5700/-94.5037

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along County Road 3109
where it damaged the roof of a one story home. The tornadic storm
traveled northeast where it damaged the roof of Liberty Hill
church, which is located along County Road 3109. The tornadic
storm uprooted several hard-wood trees before dissipating along
Highway 992.


.Tornado # 3 Little River County near Foreman Arkansas...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length /statute/: 6.49 miles
path width /maximum/: 295 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 948 PM CST
start location: 7.24 miles SSW of Foreman
start lat/lon: 33.6222 / -94.4294

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 953 PM CST
end location: 3.37 miles SSE of Foreman
end_lat/lon: 33.6864 / -94.3512

Survey_summary: the tornado touched down initially on the legacy
ranch, bending the fence, stripping the siding and roofing
material on a large barn, and Flipping two semi trailers on their
side. The tornado then moved northeast across lr 4 and Highway
41, snapping power poles and trees. As the tornado continued
moving northeast, several trees were snapped and uprooted. The
first Baptist church lost several shingles, and several homes
sustained minor roof damage along Highway 32, lr 10, and lr 76,
primarily losing shingles. Two additional outbuildings and barns
sustained minor damage. The tornado finally lifted just north of
lr 76.


.Wood County thunderstorm wind damage in Winnsboro Texas...

Survey_summary: a severe thunderstorm moved northeast across
Winnsboro Texas at 8:21 PM CST the night of January 21 2018. The
thunderstorm produced large hail and a wind gust of 75 mph
resulting in a large hard-wood tree falling onto a one-story home
causing significant roof damage, in addition to a metal roof being
completely blown off of a portion of one-story apartment complex.


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 events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Palmer/duplantis/Bowser


610 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

... NWS damage surveys for January 21 2018...

... Updated for tornado # 3 in Little River Arkansas...

... Updated for thunderstorm wind damage in Winnsboro Texas...


.Bowie County tornado # 1 near De Kalb Texas...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 125 mph
path length /statute/: 7.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 560 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:26 PM CST
start location: 4.00 miles SSW of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.4474/-94.6484

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:35 PM CST
end location: 2.70 miles NE of De Kalb Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5266/-94.5710

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along US 259 just southwest
of De Kalb and tracked northeast across the intersection of
County Road 4231 and FM 44. Here it caused significant damage to a
well constructed two-story home and did considerable damage to
eight Chicken farm buildings. The tornadic storm continued
northeast where it crossed the intersection of FM 990 and FM 1840
where a one-story home had its roof removed and several hard-wood
and Pine trees were uprooted and snapped. As the tornado tracked
across County Road 4228, there were signs of it widening with
snapped hard-wood trees and down power lines were more noticeable.
Once the tornado tracked to across Highway 82, hard-wood trees
snapped at its base and significant damage to roofs of a church
and nearby one to two story homes were prevalent. The tornadic
storm continued to move northeast to across County Road 3201 where
numerous hard-wood trees were downed a Camper was destroyed. It
then continued northeast where it crossed County Road 3203,
uplifting a metal roof from a home and destroyed seven Chicken
farm buildings. Once it crossed northeast to across County Road
3202, it split and twisted hard-wood trees and destroyed an
outbuilding before finally dissipating.


.Bowie County tornado # 2 5.00 miles north of Malta Texas...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 0.55 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 9:43 PM CST
start location: 5.00 miles N of Malta Texas, Bowie County
start lat/lon: 33.5655/-94.5114

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 9:45 PM CST
end location: 5.25 miles NNE of Malta Texas, Bowie County
end_lat/lon: 33.5700/-94.5037

Survey_summary: a tornado touched down along County Road 3109
where it damaged the roof of a one story home. The tornadic storm
traveled northeast where it damaged the roof of Liberty Hill
church, which is located along County Road 3109. The tornadic
storm uprooted several hard-wood trees before dissipating along
Highway 992.


.Tornado # 3 Little River County near Foreman Arkansas...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length /statute/: 6.49 miles
path width /maximum/: 295 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Jan 21 2018
start time: 948 PM CST
start location: 7.24 miles SSW of Foreman
start lat/lon: 33.6222 / -94.4294

End date: Jan 21 2018
end time: 953 PM CST
end location: 3.37 miles SSE of Foreman
end_lat/lon: 33.6864 / -94.3512

Survey_summary: the tornado touched down initially on the legacy
ranch, bending the fence, stripping the siding and roofing
material on a large barn, and Flipping two semi trailers on their
side. The tornado then moved northeast across lr 4 and Highway
41, snapping power poles and trees. As the tornado continued
moving northeast, several trees were snapped and uprooted. The
first Baptist church lost several shingles, and several homes
sustained minor roof damage along Highway 32, lr 10, and lr 76,
primarily losing shingles. Two additional outbuildings and barns
sustained minor damage. The tornado finally lifted just north of
lr 76.


.Wood County thunderstorm wind damage in Winnsboro Texas...

Survey_summary: a severe thunderstorm moved northeast across
Winnsboro Texas at 8:21 PM CST the night of January 21 2018. The
thunderstorm produced large hail and a wind gust of 75 mph
resulting in a large hard-wood tree falling onto a one-story home
causing significant roof damage, in addition to a metal roof being
completely blown off of a portion of one-story apartment complex.


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 events and publication in NWS
storm data.


Palmer/duplantis/Bowser

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