Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN, MN
705 PM CDT WED JUL 22 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/18/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF-0 TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR PLEASANT LAKE IN RAMSEY
COUNTY MINNESOTA NEAR THE TOWN OF NORTH OAKS...

A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TRACKED EAST ACROSS MINNESOTA
DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF JULY 18TH. A TORNADO DEVELOPED
ON THE NORTHERN LEADING EDGE OF THIS LINE AND IMPACTED PORTIONS
OF NORTHERN RAMSEY COUNTY. A DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMED A 1.9
MILE LONG TORNADO WITH MAXIMUM ESTIMATED WINDS OF 80 MPH.

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JULY 18 2015
START TIME:             100 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         EAST SIDE OF CHARLEY LAKE...NEAR NORTH OAKS
START LAT/LON:          45.0988/-93.1152

END DATE:               JULY 18 2015
END TIME:               103 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           SOUTH SIDE OF DEEP LAKE...NEAR NORTH OAKS
END_LAT/LON:            45.1129/-93.0824

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.

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JRB/TDK



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