EF-1 Tornado Confirmed in Laurel County on November 14th...

A STORM SURVEY TEAM FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSON HAS
DETERMINED AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH WINDS ESTIMATED BETWEEN 94 AND 99
MPH TOUCHED DOWN IN LAUREL COUNTY DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON OF
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH 2007.

THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN 1.3 MILES EAST OF BERNSTADT AND CONTINUED
EAST PRODUCING INTERMITTENT DAMAGE FOR 2.5 MILES BEFORE DISSIPATING
3.8 MILES EAST OF BERNSTADT. THE TORNADO REACHED A WIDTH OF 200
YARDS SHORTLY BEFORE DISSIPATING. THE TOUCHDOWN TIME OF THE TORNADO
WAS ESTIMATED CLOSE TO 428 PM EST WITH THE TORNADO DISSIPATING
AROUND 433 PM EST.

AT THE TOUCHDOWN SITE A MANUFACTURED HOME WAS SHIFTED OFF ITS
FOUNDATION AND AN OUTBUILDING WAS COLLAPSED. NEAR THE END OF THE
TORNADO PATH THERE WAS DAMAGE TO 3 OUTBUILDINGS AND SOME HOMES. ONE
BARN COLLAPSED...ANOTHER OUTBUILDING WAS THROWN FROM ITS
FOUNDATION...AND A THIRD OUTBUILDING SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO
ITS ROOF AND WALLS. A ONE STORY RESIDENCE AT THIS LOCATION LOST SOME
ROOFING MATERIAL...SUSTAINED GUTTER DAMAGE...AND HAD WINDOWS BROKEN
FROM FLYING DEBRIS. A SECOND HOME NEAR THIS LOCATION SUSTAINED
SHINGLE DAMAGE...AND A TREE FELL ON A THIRD HOME. THE TORNADO ALSO
DAMAGED TREES INTERMITTENTLY ALONG ITS ENTIRE PATH...WITH SOME TREES
BEING UPROOTED OR SNAPPED.

SUMMARY...

TORNADO STRENGTH...EF1
TORNADO PATH LENGTH...2.5 MILES
TORNADO PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
BEGINNING TIME...428 PM EST NOVEMBER 14
ENDING TIME...433 PM EST NOVEMBER 14

A track map is shown below along with a reflectivity and storm relative velocity image from the NWS Jackson Doppler Radar taken at 4:29 pm EST, near touchdown time.  Several photos from the damage path are also included.  Clicking on the images will open up a zoomed out larger version...

Radar Reflectivity Image from 4:29 pm EST.

SRM Image from 4:29 pm EST.



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