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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
844 AM CDT Thu Jun 14 2018

...NWS Damage Survey For 06/13/2018 Prairie County Landspout
Tornado...

Yesterday at 451 PM CDT, a landspout tornado developed
approximately 2 miles west-southwest of the town of Little
Dixie in northeast Prairie County. The tornado moved slowly
to the southwest at approximately 4 mph and was active for
approximately 14 minutes based on radar data and observer
reports. The tornado moved over fields and only crossed
one road, Sanner Road, as it moved southwest along its
one mile path. Several pictures and videos were sent to
the National Weather Service to document this tornado.
Geotagged drone footage of the damage was used to document
this tornado's path and damage. The only observed damage
was to a field pumping station, the tornado remained in
rice and soybean fields and no additional damage was
observed. The tornado is rated as a weak EF-0 tornado
with estimated peak winds of 65 to 75 mph.

.Prairie County Landspout Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  1 Mile
Path Width /Maximum/:   30 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             06/13/2018
Start Time:             451 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 WSW Little Dixie
Start Lat/Lon:          34.9975 / -91.3906

End Date:               06/13/2018
End Time:               505 PM CDT
End Location:           3 WSW Little Dixie
End Lat/Lon:            34.9914 / -91.4067

A special thanks to Brian Emfinger, Cotton Plant, and
Brinkley Fire Departments for providing the evidence
used for the documentation of the tornado.

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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data. 

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Cavanaugh