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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
158 PM CST Wed Mar 8 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/06/2017 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...
...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN LA CROSSE COUNTY...

.TORNADO 1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100-110 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2.9 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   200 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             03/06/2017
Start time:             8:46 p.m. CST
Start location:         1 N Barre Mills
Start Lat/Lon:          43.8565 / -91.1171

End date:               03/06/2017
End time:               8:50 p.m. CST
End location:           1 SSE West Salem
End_lat/lon:            43.8824 / -91.0714

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A National Weather Service damage survey team has
confirmed a tornado touched down in La Crosse County during the
evening of March 6th. The tornado started in the Barre Mills area
and rapidly moved northeast before ending south of West Salem. A
broken damage path occurred with this tornado.

This tornado will be the earliest tornado to ever occur in La
Crosse County. The previous earliest tornado in La Crosse County
occurred April 19, 1957 near Holmen.

This tornado will also be the earliest tornado in the state of
Wisconsin in the counties served by the National Weather Service
Office in La Crosse. The previous earliest tornado for the
Wisconsin counties served by NWS La Crosse had been March 10, 1876
near Hazel Green in Grant County.

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.

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