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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
1217 PM CDT WED AUG 22 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MADISON COUNTY TORNADO ON AUGUST 17 2018 - 
UPDATE #1...

.UPDATE...
Adjusted starting location to include minor damager that occurred 
further west and also adjusted start and end times based on 
pictures, video, and radar data from Columbus Air Force Base.

.MADISON COUNTY TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /statute/:  1.71 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   250 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             8/17/2018
Start Time:             5:03 PM CDT
Start Location:         1 SSW Madison / Madison County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:          32.4354 / -90.1147

End Date:               8/17/2018
End Time:               5:10 PM CDT
End Location:           2 ESE Madison / Madison County / MS
End Lat/Lon:            32.4419 / -90.0866

Summary: 
This tornado began just north of the intersection of Trailwood Dr 
and Arlington Cir where a pine tree was blown onto a home. The 
tornado continued through a small wooded area behind Saint Matthew's 
Church on Old Canton Rd where a few large limbs were broken off 
multiple trees. Playground equipment at the church also sustained 
considerable damage. A few bradford pear trees were also snapped at 
the entrance to the church. The tornado then crossed Old Canton Rd 
and onto Bruce Campbell Field. Here, two hangers and a building 
sustained damage. A brick facade collapsed on the exterior of one 
hanger and the other sustained minor damage to the sheet metal 
roofing and the hanger doors were blown off their tracks. Two metal 
support beams in the ceiling were also bent. The tornado passed just 
a few yards to the right of the airport's AWOS which recorded a 
97mph wind gust. The tornado continued on an ENE track passing 
through another wooded area strengthening before entering the 
Sandalwoods subdivison. Numerous trees were uprooted and snapped in 
this wooded area. The tornado reached peak intensity as it crossed 
Peachtree Ln, RedbudLn, and Wintergreen Rd. Here, numerous trees 
were snapped and uprooted and multiple homes sustained structural 
damage from falling trees. A few homes also sustained minor roof 
damage unassociated with the trees. The tree damage in Sandalwoods 
was consistent with 95-105 mph winds. The tornado began to quickly 
weaken as it crossed Rice Rd where a few large limbs were snapped 
from trees. The tornado dissipated in a small wooded area east of 
Rice Rd and north of Village Dr.

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