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NWS surveys confirm three tornadoes touched down in the Pine Belt

The National Weather Service completed their tornado surveys Friday afternoon, which confirmed tornadoes that touched down in Forrest, Jones, and Jasper counties.  All three of the tornadoes were rated as EF-0, which is on the weak end of the Enhanced Fujita Scale and no one was injured.  The public information statements from the NWS are provided below.

FORREST COUNTY

TORNADO START TIME: 400 PM 3/21/12

 

TORNADO START LOCATION: 2 MILES SE EASTABUCHIE

 

TORNADO END TIME: 402 PM 3/21/12

 

TORNADO END LOCATION: 2 MILES SE EASTABUCHIE

 

MAXIMUM WIDTH: 0.15 MILE

 

MAX PATH LENGTH: 0.30 MILES

 

RATING AND MAX WIND SPEED: EF-0, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 85 MPH

DESCRIPTION: THE TORNADO BEGAN OFF OF LONGLEAF DR WITH A COUPLE OF

SOFTWOOD TREES SNAPPED. ONE TREE FELL ON A FENCE AND DAMAGED IT. THE

TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH TO EASTABUCHIE RD WHERE A FEW MORE TREES

WERE SNAPPED AND A FEW SHINGLES WERE TORN OFF OF A ROOF. IT CROSSED

EASTABUCHIE RD AND ENDED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH A FEW

MORE SNAPPED TREES.

 

JONES COUNTY

TORNADO START TIME: 531 PM 3/21/12

 

TORNADO START LOCATION: 3 MILES WSW SOSO

 

TORNADO END TIME:  531 PM 3/21/12

 

TORNADO END LOCATION:  3 MILES WSW SOSO

 

MAXIMUM WIDTH:  75 YARDS

 

PATH LENGTH:  0.2 MILES

 

RATING AND MAX WIND SPEED:  EF-0, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 75 MPH

DESCRIPTION:  BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN AT A CHICKEN FARM ON HUEY P

ROAD CAUSED HEAVY ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE CHICKEN HOUSE AND UPROOTED A

TREE.

 

JASPER COUNTY

TORNADO START TIME: 903 PM 3/21/12

 

TORNADO START LOCATION:  1.5 ESE PAULDING

 

TORNADO END TIME: 904 PM 3/21/12

 

TORNDO END LOCATION: 1.5 E PAULDING

 

MAXIMUM WIDTH: 75 YARDS

 

MAX PATH LENGTH: 0.5 MILES

 

RATING AND MAX WIND SPEED: EF-0, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 75 MPH

DESCRIPTION: TORNADO SNAPPED AND UPROOTED A NUMBER OF TREES ALONG A

NARROW PATH ALONG COUNTY ROADS 16 AND 503.

 

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