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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
621 PM CDT Wed Jun 14 2017 /521 PM MDT Wed Jun 14 2017/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/13/17 TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 13, 2017
Start time:             416 PM CDT
Start location:         8.3 miles south of Rockham, SD

End date:               June 13, 2017
End time:               416 PM CDT
End location:           8.3 miles south of Rockham, SD

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Trained spotters reported a tornado briefly touching
                down in a open field. No damage was observed.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   175 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 13, 2017
Start time:             425 PM CDT
Start location:         4.9 miles southwest of Zell, SD

End date:               June 13, 2017
End time:               428 PM CDT
End location:           4.8 miles south-southwest of Zell, SD

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Witnesses observed the tornado touching down near the farm
                and lifting after only a few minutes. Storm survey found
                numerous snapped and uprooted trees around the farm. Many
                of those trees fell on a house that had two occupants. A
                roof was torn off of a barn and a machine shed was partially
                destroyed with debris thrown across a neighboring field.

.TORNADO #3...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 13, 2017
Start time:             432 PM CDT
Start location:         2 miles south-southwest of Zell, SD

End date:               June 13, 2017
End time:               432 PM CDT
End location:           2 miles south-southwest of Zell, SD

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Trained spotters reported a brief tornado. Scattered debris
                was noted in this area, but no damage was found.

.TORNADO #4...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   10 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 13, 2017
Start time:             605 PM CDT
Start location:         4 miles south of Groton

End date:               June 13, 2017
End time:               605 PM CDT
End location:           4 miles south of Groton

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Trained spotters observed a tornado south of Groton. No damage was
                discovered or reported.

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.

$$

SRF



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