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Statement as of 1:36 PM CDT on March 26, 2017

Expires 9:45 PM EDT on March 27, 2017


... NWS damage survey for 03/24/2017 tornado event... updated
for Fountain Lake tornado information...

.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.

.Fountain Lake tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65-85 mph
path length /statute/: 1.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 3/24/2017
start time: 958 PM CDT
start location: 3 mi SSE Fountain Lake / Garland County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.5259 / -92.9650

End date: 3/24/2017
end time: 1000 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi SSE Fountain Lake / Garland County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.5460 / -92.9606

Survey summary: damage consistent with a high-end EF0 tornado was
found, including a number of fallen or damaged trees.

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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136 PM CDT sun Mar 26 2017

... NWS damage survey for 03/24/2017 tornado event... updated
for Fountain Lake tornado information...

.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.

.Fountain Lake tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65-85 mph
path length /statute/: 1.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 3/24/2017
start time: 958 PM CDT
start location: 3 mi SSE Fountain Lake / Garland County / AR
start lat/lon: 34.5259 / -92.9650

End date: 3/24/2017
end time: 1000 PM CDT
end location: 2 mi SSE Fountain Lake / Garland County / AR
end lat/lon: 34.5460 / -92.9606

Survey summary: damage consistent with a high-end EF0 tornado was
found, including a number of fallen or damaged trees.

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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