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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tornado Surveys

A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM SURVEY TEAM ASSESSED THE DAMAGE
ACROSS SOUTHERN SUMTER AND WESTERN MARENGO COUNTIES AND FOUND TWO
SEPARATE TORNADO DAMAGE PATHS.
…TORNADO 1…
…SUMTER COUNTY TORNADO…
EVENT DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2011
EVENT TYPE: EF-2 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 120
INJURIES/FATALITIES: 1 INJURY
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME: 32.3633/-88.0894 AT 707 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME: 32.3763/-88.0689 AT 709 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 1.50
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 600 YARDS
AN EF-2 TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN IN WHITFIELD AND MOVED
NORTHEAST…AND LIFTED NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 42. ALONG ITS SHORT
PATH…APPROXIMATELY 150 SOFTWOOD TREES WERE SNAPPED…50 HARDWOOD
TREES WERE UPROOTED…AND FIVE OUTBUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED. SIX HOMES
AND ONE DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WERE DAMAGED. ONE HOME WAS DESTROYED
ALONG COUNTY ROAD 42 WHERE ONE INJURY OCCURRED.
…TORNADO 2…
…MARENGO COUNTY TORNADO…
EVENT DATE: NOVEMBER 16, 2011
EVENT TYPE: EF-0 TORNADO
ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): 85
INJURIES/FATALITIES: NONE
EVENT START LOCATION AND TIME: 32.4813/-87.8567 AT 732 AM
EVENT END LOCATION AND TIME: 32.5032/-87.8174 AT 736 AM
DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 2.57
DAMAGE WIDTH (IN YARDS): 250 YARDS

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