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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSMEG Received: 2019-03-10 22:05 UTC

NOUS44 KMEG 102110

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Memphis TN
405 PM CST Sun Mar 10 2019


.Tornado near Walnut, Mississippi...

Rating:                EF0 
Estimated Peak Wind:   65-70 MPH 
Path Length /Statute/: 3.1 miles 
Path Width /Maximum/:  100 yards 
Fatalities:            0 
Injuries:              0 

Start Date:            03/09/2019
Start Time:            2:36 PM CST
Start Location:        Walnut / Tippah County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:         34.9462 / -88.9013 

End Date:              03/09/2019
End Time:              2:40 PM CST
End Location:          3.1 ENE Walnut / Tippah County / MS 
End Lat/Lon:           34.9599 / -88.8507

The first damage occurred in the Walnut community. Minor damage
to buildings, storage sheds, and trees occurred. East of Walnut,
the tornado damaged several wooden power poles.

.Tornado near Goat Island, Mississippi...

Rating:                EF1 
Estimated Peak Wind:   85-90 MPH 
Path Length /Statute/: 2.2 miles 
Path Width /Maximum/:  250 yards 
Fatalities:            0 
Injuries:              0 

Start Date:            03/09/2019
Start Time:            5:16 PM CST
Start Location:        2.9 WNW Short / Tishomingo County / MS
Start Lat/Lon:         34.9536 / -88.2448 

End Date:              03/09/2019
End Time:              5:19 PM CST
End Location:          1.6 NNW Short / Tishomingo County / MS 
End Lat/Lon:           34.9605 / -88.2091

Most damage occurred in and west of the Goat Island Recreational
Area. Numerous trees were damaged with several tree trunks snapped.
Several residential structures and metal buildings had roof damage.
Many homes and recreational vehicles were damaged by falling trees.
The tornado crossed Pickwick Lake and caused minor damage to an
industrial facility and a residence east of the lake.

The southern portion of the damage swath was characterized
primarily by straight-line winds, likely as the rear-flank downdraft
wrapped around the circulation.  Evidence of the tornado was most 
prominent over the central and northern portions of the swath. 

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

NOTE: Information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data.