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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA
606 PM CDT THU APR 30 2015


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/27/15 SQUALL LINE EVENT...


.OVERVIEW...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONDUCTED A STORM SURVEY IN PORTIONS
OF HARDIN...TYLER...JASPER AND NEWTON COUNTIES. THE MAJORITY OF THE DAMAGE WAS
THE RESULT OF DOWNBURST WINDS IN THE 60 TO 80 MPH RANGE ASSOCIATED WITH THE
SQUALL LINE THAT MOVED THROUGH THE REGION ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 27TH. THERE
WAS ONE AREA OF DAMAGE THAT THE TEAM FOUND IN THE NORTHERN PORTION OF JASPER
COUNTY THAT WAS THE RESULT OF A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED IN THE
NORTHERN PORTION OF THE SQUALL LINE NEAR THE COMMA HEAD. OTHER STORM SURVEYS
ARE PENDING IN PORTIONS OF LOUISIANA RELATED TO THIS SQUALL LINE EVENT.

.BROWNDELL TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    107 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.61 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   80 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 27 2015
START TIME:             600 AM
START LOCATION:         4 SSW BROWNDELL / JASPER / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.0639 / -93.9920

END DATE:               APR 27 2015
END TIME:               609 AM
END LOCATION:           2 ESE BROWNDELL / JASPER / TX
END_LAT/LON:            31.1003 / -93.9517

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE EF1 TORNADO DEVELOPED BETWEEN FM 255 AND COUNTY
ROAD 228 SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES IN THE AREA OF LOWE ROAD AND COUNTY
ROAD 227. THERE WAS DAMAGE TO AT LEAST TWO RESIDENCES WHEN TREES FELL
ONTO HOMES...SHEDS AND VEHICLES. THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED TO THE
NORTHEAST CROSSING HWY 96 AND COUNTY ROAD 200 CAUSING TREE DAMAGE.
WHEN THE TORNADO REACHED COUNTY ROAD 207 IT HOOKED MORE TO THE NORTH
NORTHEAST SNAPPING SEVERAL TREES. AT ONE RESIDENCE ON COUNTY ROAD 207
A TREE FELL ONTO A SHED COMPLETELY DESTROYING THE SHED. THE TORNADO
DISSIPATED SOMEWHERE IN THE WOODED AREA BETWEEN COUNTY ROAD 207 AND
COUNTY ROAD 205 IN NORTHERN JASPER COUNTY.

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 200 MPH
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

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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