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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Baxter County in Friday's storms

National Weather Service confirms tornado in Baxter County in Friday's storms

The National Weather Service has confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes passed through the River Valley Friday night.

EF2 is considered a "strong" tornado with maximum wind speeds of 111 to 135 miles per hour. This damage was consistent with an EF-1 tornado with a wind speed of 100 miles per hour. There have been no reports of tornado touch downs or damage.

The advisory warned of tornadoes, hail and wind. According to the survey report, the top of a silo was removed and the structure was bent, two homes had exterior damage with one losing a large amount of roofing material, and a travel trailer was destroyed.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado hit Decatur County on Sunday.

The weather service estimated that the tornado injured 12 people.

Weekend storms generated five tornados sprinkle across Central Mississippi with one to the North and one near the Coast.




Sunday's ten-inch snow totals in Duluth broke the 9.7-inch all-time record for April 15th according to the National Weather Service. If all of the damage seems to be unidirectional, all blown down in the same direction, they are likely to determine it was created by straight-line winds.

Single EF-1 tornadoes were reported in Gamaliel in Baxter County; Lavaca in Sebastian and Franklin counties; Ozone in Johnson County; and Umpire in Howard County. But for the most part, the county fared well during the storm, he said.

The weather service says the "weak" tornado in Louisiana caused only minor tree damage.

Guilford County schools were closed Monday because of damage.

Though it was on the ground for only about a minute, its 105-mph winds damaged six homes, flipped a truck and snapped dozens of trees.


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