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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
105 PM CST MON DEC 10 2012

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/9/12 THUNDERSTORM WIND EVENT

.REFERENCE THUNDERSTORM WIND 1...

PEAK WIND /ESTIMATED:70-80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:1.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:60 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:1

START DATE:DECEMBER 9...2012
START TIME:12:55 PM CST
START LOCATION:5.1 W VIOLA /FULTON COUNTY/ AR
START LAT/LON:36.3930 / -92.0739

END DATE:DECEMBER 9...2012
END TIME:12:58 PM CST
END LOCATION:4 W VIOLA /FULTON COUNTY/ AR
END LAT/LON:36.3978 / -92.0542

SURVEY SUMMARY: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS SURVEYED
THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE...OTHERWISE KNOWN AS A DOWNBURST...THAT
OCCURRED WEST OF VIOLA ARKANSAS. THE DAMAGE WAS CONCENTRATED TO
AN AREA ABOUT 60 YARDS WIDE. MAXIMUM DOWNBURST WINDS...BASED ON
VARIOUS BUILDING AND BARN DAMAGE...WAS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 70 AND
80 MPH. THERE WAS MAJOR DAMAGE TO 3 MOBILE HOMES...ONE DUPLEX...
3 BARNS...AND 4 OUTBUILDINGS. THE WORST DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A
DUPLEX WHICH HAD THE ROOF TORN OFF. THE DUPLEX WAS LOCATED ON TOP
OF A HILL AND IT APPEARED THAT THE WIND GOT UNDERNEATH THE ROOF
OVERHANG AND LIFTED IT OFF. THREE FAMILIES WERE DISPLACED BUT ARE
STAYING ELSEWHERE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. THERE WAS ONE MINOR INJURY.

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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