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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV
424 PM EST MON MAR 5 2012

...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR ALKOL IN LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA...

LOCATION...ALKOL IN EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
DATE...MARCH 2 2012
ESTIMATED TIME...715 PM EST
MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF0
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...75 MPH
MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...70 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...35 MILES FROM WEST VIRGINIA BORDER TO ALKOL
62 MILES FROM WESTERN LAWRENCE COUNTY KY TO ALKOL
BEGINNING LAT/LON...
ENDING LAT/LON...
* FATALITIES...0
* INJURIES...0

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON WV HAS CONFIRMED A
TORNADO NEAR ALKOL IN EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA ON
MARCH 2 2012.

THIS LOCATION WAS THE END OF A DAMAGE PATH OF THE TORNADO WHICH
STARTED NEAR WEST LIBERTY KENTUCKY. THIS WAS NOT A THIRD TORNADO
IN WEST VIRGINIA.

NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW WERE ALSO BROKEN OFF
ABOVE THE GROUND. IN ADDITION...A MANUFACTURED HOME LOST PART OF
ITS ROOF AS WELL AS SUSTAINING OTHER DAMAGE.

THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT
WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES
INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH.
EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH.
EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH.
EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH.
EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH.
EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.

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