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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:57 PM CDT on April 21, 2015



... NWS damage survey for 04/19/2015 tornado event... update #1

.Overcup tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 4.2 miles
path width /maximum/: 300 yds
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Apr 19 2015
start time: 535 PM CDT
start location: Overcup / Conway County / AR
start lat/lon: 35.2244 / -92.6929

End date: Apr 19 2015
end time: 540 PM CDT
end location: 4.2 E Overcup / Conway County / AR
end lat/lon: 35.2336 / -92.6191

Survey_summary:

The tornado first touched down on the east side of Highway 9 at
the Overcup community. Damage mainly consisted of snapped and blown
down trees. There was also minor damage to outbuildings and Chicken houses.
The tornado lifted just west of lake Brewer.

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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