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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
135 PM CST THU DEC 20 2012

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/20/2012 TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO # 1...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86-95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.64 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             DEC 20 2012 
START TIME:             125 AM CST
START LOCATION:         2.75 W SHERIDAN / GRANT / AR
START LAT/LON:          34.2969 / -92.4480

END DATE:               DEC 20 2012
END TIME:               126 AM CST
END LOCATION:           2.12 W SHERIDAN / GRANT / AR
END LAT/LON:            34.2994 / -92.4372

SURVEY SUMMARY: A DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE WAS DESTROYED. THE ROOF OF A
HOUSE WAS BADLY DAMAGED. A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL HOUSES HAD MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE...AND ONE HAD SOME WINDOWS BLOWN OUT. SEVERAL SHOP
BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. TREES AND POWER LINE WERE 
BLOWN DOWN.

IN SHERIDAN...A NUMBER OF HOUSES AND A CHURCH HAD SHINGLES BLOWN 
OFF. ROOFS WERE TORN OFF AN OIL COMPANY AND A MASONIC LODGE...AND 
PART OF THE ROOF WAS TORN A CONSIGNMENT SHOP. TREES AND POWER LINES
WERE BLOWN DOWN AS WELL. THIS DAMAGE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH A BOW ECHO
/BOWED OUT LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS/ MOVING THROUGH THE AREA.

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. 

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