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Displaying AFOS PIL: PNSMOB Received: 2021-03-19 22:38 UTC

NOUS44 KMOB 192238

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Mobile AL
538 PM CDT Fri Mar 19 2021

...NWS Damage Survey For 3/18/2021 Crenshaw County AL Tornado Event...


Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    94 mph
Path Length /statute/:  0.52 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             Mar 18 2021
Start Time:             408 AM CDT
Start Location:         1 mi NE Brantley, AL
Start Lat/Lon:          31.592 / -86.2435

End Date:               Mar 18 2021
End Time:               410 AM CDT
End Location:           1.5 mi NE Brantley, AL
End Lat/Lon:            31.5985 / -86.239

Survey summary: The tornado first touched down at the corner of
Glenwood Rd and Nelvin Wallace Rd where it snapped an area of
snapped trees. The tornado then continued northeast across Nelvin
Wallace road where it reached peak intensity snapping several 
pines, uprooting several oak trees and removing the roof of an out
building. Eventually the tornado lifted just south of N Brunson 
Chapel Rd but not before snapping a few more pine trees. There was
some known tree damage that was inaccessible 4.5 miles northeast  
of the tornado's beginning point, however, the damage path was 
discontinuous from the last known final surveyed point (1.5 mi NE 
Brantley, AL). Based on Doppler velocity and Dual Pol radar data 
and also what was observed during the survey after the last known 
surveyed point, we believe the tornado had either dissipated or 
was in the process of doing so considering the initial tornado touchdown
point had a width of 150 yards and the final point a width of around
50 yards.

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 200 mph 
EF5...Violent...>200 mph

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
Storm Data. JMM/JLH/BB