Two Tornadoes Confirmed in Wayne County

By: National Weather Service Mobile
By: National Weather Service Mobile

.CLARA TORNADO (WAYNE COUNTY)...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 86 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 6.69 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 2

START DATE: 2/10/2013
START TIME: 657 PM CST
START LOCATION: 4.8 SW CLARA ON STRICKLAND ROAD
START LAT/LON: 31.5521/-88.7736

END DATE: 2/10/2013
END TIME: 706 PM CST
END LOCATION: 2 ESE CLARA ON HUTCHERSON HUTTO ROAD
END LAT/LON: 31.5786/-88.6662

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR STRICKLAND ROAD NEARLY 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CLARA WHERE IT SNAPPED A FEW PINE TREES AND BEGAN
TO STRENGTHEN AS IT MOVED NORTHEAST TOWARDS HIGHWAY 63. THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 63 WHERE IT PRODUCED MINOR DAMAGE TO A FEW HOMES, DESTROYED A FEW OUTBUILDINGS TOPPED OUT OR UPROOTED A FEW TREES ALONG A 80 YARD WIDE PATH. THE TORNADO CONTINUE ACROSS A WOODED AREA TO HUDSON TOWN ROAD AND ROY SHOEMAKE DRIVE WHERE IT WIDENED TO 200 YARDS AND
INCREASED TO EF-1 INTENSITY...SNAPPING NUMEROUS LARGE PINE TREES...DAMAGING THE ROOF OF ONE BRICK HOME...AND CAUSING DAMAGE TO A BARN. THE TORNADO CROSSED BUCKATUNNA CLARA ROAD WHERE IT SNAPPED NUMEROUS PINE TREES AND CAUSED MAJOR DAMAGE TO 3 HOMES WHEN PINE TREES FELL ONTO THEM. THE TORNADO WEAKENED AND DISSIPATED NEAR HUTCHERSON HUTTO ROAD.

.DENHAM TORNADO (WAYNE COUNTY)...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 86 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.16 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: 2/10/2013
START TIME: 714 PM CST
START LOCATION: MALLIE BONNER ROAD
START LAT/LON: 31.6263/-88.5408

END DATE: 2/10/2013
END TIME: 720 PM CST
END LOCATION: JOE TAYLOR ROAD
END LAT/LON: 31.6417/-88.4912

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAR MALLIE BONNER ROAD SOUTHWEST OF THE DENHAM AREA WHERE IT SNAPPED A FEW PINE TREES. THE TORNADO
STRENGTHENED QUICKLY AND WIDENED TO NEARLY 200 YARDS WIDE AS IT CROSSED DENHAM PROGRESS ROAD JUST NORTH OF JOE TAYLOR ROAD...DESTROYING A SINGLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME...DAMAGING THE ROOFS OF SEVERAL WOOD FRAME HOMES...AND SNAPPING OR UPROOTING NUMEROUS LARGE TREES. THE TORNADO QUICKLY WEAKENED AND
DISSIPATED AS IT CROSSED JOE TAYLOR ROAD. THIS TORNADO WAS PRODUCED BY THE SAME SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM THAT PRODUCED THE CLARA TORNADO A FEW MINUTES
EARLIER.


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