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Statement as of 4:37 PM CDT on March 26, 2017

Expires 8:30 AM EDT on March 27, 2017


... NWS damage survey for 03/24/2017 tornado event... updated
to include Lonsdale tornadoes 1 and 2.

.Cato tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 111-135 mph
path length /statute/: 4.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 6

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1120 PM CDT
start location: 1 mi ESE Cato / Pulaski County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.9262 / -92.2479

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1127 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi NE Olmstead / Pulaski County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.9650 / -92.1940

Survey summary: the tornado touched down just south of the
Pulaski/Faulkner County line... south of Frenchman Mountain Road
around lowridge Road. The tornado then crossed Frenchman Mountain Road into
Faulkner County. The tornado crossed again into Pulaski County
before dissipating. This tornado destroyed 4 Mobile homes and
damaged others.

.Lonsdale tornado #1...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 111-135 mph
path length /statute/: 1.2 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1031 PM CDT
start location: 3 mi S Nance / Hot Spring County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.5027 / -92.7689

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1033 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi SSE Nance / Saline County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.5188 / -92.7614

Survey summary: this tornado started just south of the Hot Spring/Saline
County line around Gourdneck Valley Road knocking down some trees... then moved
north into Saline County where some buildings were damaged. An outbuilding
suffered severe damage... with a roof of a New Home being ripped off.

.Lonsdale tornado #2...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 86-110 mph
path length /statute/: 1.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1032 PM CDT
start location: 1 mi S Nance / Saline County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.5277 / -92.7723

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1036 PM CDT
end location: 1 mi E Nance / Saline County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.5465 / -92.7490

Survey summary: this tornado touched down near the end of Steele Road
south of US Hwy 70 southeast of Lonsdale... knocking down or snapping
many trees. Several outbuildings or barns were either severely
damaged or destroyed as the tornado moved north-northeast. The tornado
then crossed US Hwy 70 east of Lonsdale. A carport was lofted into trees
North/East of US Hwy 70... along with additional outbuildings being damaged
or destroyed. The tornado continued north destroying another barn before
lifting shortly afterwards.

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 events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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437 PM CDT sun Mar 26 2017

... NWS damage survey for 03/24/2017 tornado event... updated
to include Lonsdale tornadoes 1 and 2.

.Cato tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 111-135 mph
path length /statute/: 4.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 6

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1120 PM CDT
start location: 1 mi ESE Cato / Pulaski County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.9262 / -92.2479

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1127 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi NE Olmstead / Pulaski County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.9650 / -92.1940

Survey summary: the tornado touched down just south of the
Pulaski/Faulkner County line... south of Frenchman Mountain Road
around lowridge Road. The tornado then crossed Frenchman Mountain Road into
Faulkner County. The tornado crossed again into Pulaski County
before dissipating. This tornado destroyed 4 Mobile homes and
damaged others.

.Lonsdale tornado #1...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 111-135 mph
path length /statute/: 1.2 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1031 PM CDT
start location: 3 mi S Nance / Hot Spring County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.5027 / -92.7689

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1033 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi SSE Nance / Saline County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.5188 / -92.7614

Survey summary: this tornado started just south of the Hot Spring/Saline
County line around Gourdneck Valley Road knocking down some trees... then moved
north into Saline County where some buildings were damaged. An outbuilding
suffered severe damage... with a roof of a New Home being ripped off.

.Lonsdale tornado #2...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 86-110 mph
path length /statute/: 1.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1032 PM CDT
start location: 1 mi S Nance / Saline County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.5277 / -92.7723

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1036 PM CDT
end location: 1 mi E Nance / Saline County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.5465 / -92.7490

Survey summary: this tornado touched down near the end of Steele Road
south of US Hwy 70 southeast of Lonsdale... knocking down or snapping
many trees. Several outbuildings or barns were either severely
damaged or destroyed as the tornado moved north-northeast. The tornado
then crossed US Hwy 70 east of Lonsdale. A carport was lofted into trees
North/East of US Hwy 70... along with additional outbuildings being damaged
or destroyed. The tornado continued north destroying another barn before
lifting shortly afterwards.

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 events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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1134 am CDT sun Mar 26 2017

... NWS damage survey for 03/24/2017 tornado event

.Lonsdale tornado #2...

Rating:
estimated peak wind: tbd
path length /statute/: tbd
width /maximum/: tbd
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 25 2017
start time: tbd
start location: tbd
start lat/lon: tbd

End date: Mar 25 2017
end time: tbd
end location: tbd
end lat/lon: tbd

Survey summary: track length, width, intensity, and estimated wind
speeds have yet to be determined. Review of survey and radar data,
used to determine those fields, is still ongoing. We expect to have
completed survey information by this evening.

.Lonsdale tornado #1...

Rating:
estimated peak wind: tbd
path length /statute/: tbd
width /maximum/: tbd
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 25 2017
start time: tbd
start location: tbd
start lat/lon: tbd

End date: Mar 25 2017
end time: tbd
end location: tbd
end lat/lon: tbd

Survey summary: track length, width, intensity, and estimated wind
speeds have yet to be determined. Review of survey and radar data,
used to determine those fields, is still ongoing. We expect to have
completed survey information by this evening.

.Cato tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 111-120 mph
path length /statute/: 4.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 6

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1120 PM CDT
start location: 1 mi se Cato / Pulaski County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.9262 / -92.2479

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1127 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi NE Olmstead / Pulaski County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.9650 / -92.1940

Survey summary: the tornado touched down just south of the
Pulaski/Faulkner County line, south of Frenchman Mountain Road
around lowridge Road... then crossed Frenchman Mountain Road into
Faulkner County. The tornado crossed again into Pulaski County
before dissipating. This tornado destroyed 4 Mobile homes and
damaged others.

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.


62/55

1134 am CDT sun Mar 26 2017

... NWS damage survey for 03/24/2017 tornado event

.Lonsdale tornado #2...

Rating:
estimated peak wind: tbd
path length /statute/: tbd
width /maximum/: tbd
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 25 2017
start time: tbd
start location: tbd
start lat/lon: tbd

End date: Mar 25 2017
end time: tbd
end location: tbd
end lat/lon: tbd

Survey summary: track length, width, intensity, and estimated wind
speeds have yet to be determined. Review of survey and radar data,
used to determine those fields, is still ongoing. We expect to have
completed survey information by this evening.

.Lonsdale tornado #1...

Rating:
estimated peak wind: tbd
path length /statute/: tbd
width /maximum/: tbd
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Mar 25 2017
start time: tbd
start location: tbd
start lat/lon: tbd

End date: Mar 25 2017
end time: tbd
end location: tbd
end lat/lon: tbd

Survey summary: track length, width, intensity, and estimated wind
speeds have yet to be determined. Review of survey and radar data,
used to determine those fields, is still ongoing. We expect to have
completed survey information by this evening.

.Cato tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 111-120 mph
path length /statute/: 4.04 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 6

Start date: Mar 24 2017
start time: 1120 PM CDT
start location: 1 mi se Cato / Pulaski County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.9262 / -92.2479

End date: Mar 24 2017
end time: 1127 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi NE Olmstead / Pulaski County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.9650 / -92.1940

Survey summary: the tornado touched down just south of the
Pulaski/Faulkner County line, south of Frenchman Mountain Road
around lowridge Road... then crossed Frenchman Mountain Road into
Faulkner County. The tornado crossed again into Pulaski County
before dissipating. This tornado destroyed 4 Mobile homes and
damaged others.

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.


62/55


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