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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSSTO Received: 2012-04-12 03:29 UTC


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PNSSTO

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
800 PM PST WED APR 11 2012


LOCAL STORM SURVEY REVEALS AN EF1 TORNADO 4 MILES WEST OF
FRENCH CAMP, CALIFORNIA AROUND 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON IN
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY.


WIND SPEED:  ESTIMATED WINDS OF 90 MILES PER HOUR.


LOCATION:    NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HOWARD ROAD
             AND SOUTH ROBERTS ROAD, APPROXIMATELY
             4 MILES WEST OF FRENCH CAMP.

TIME:        AROUND 1PM.


STORM TRACK: EYEWITNESSES STATED THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 
             IN A GROVE OF VERY SMALL WALNUT TREES ABOUT 
             1 TO 1.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF HOWARD ROAD AND 
             ROBERTS ROAD DOING LITTLE DAMAGE. THE TORNADO 
             TRACKED TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ABOUT 1 MILE AND 
             TOTALLY DESTROYED A 40 FT BY 25 FT GARAGE, TIPPED 
             OVER AN EMPTY TRACTOR TRAILER, AND REMOVED SEVERAL 
             SHINGLES FROM THE ROOF OF THE NEARBY HOME. NO 
             DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED NORTH OF HOWARD ROAD. 

INJURIES:    NONE 


                           EF SCALE

EF RATING                 3 SECOND GUSTS (MPH)

    0                      65-85  
    1                      86-110 
    2                     111-135   
    3                     136-165  
    4                     166-200 
    5                     OVER 200 


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JHM