Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

000
NOUS43 KARX 222131
PNSARX
IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-WIZ017-029-
032>034-041>044-053>055-061-230945-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
431 PM CDT WED JUL 22 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/18/15 TORNADO NEAR THEILMAN MINNESOTA...

.OVERVIEW...A SEVERE LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVED THROUGH WABASHA COUNTY
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AROUND 2 AM. ALONG THAT LINE...RADAR INDICATED
SMALL CIRCULATIONS ON THE LEADING EDGE. A SURVEY TEAM MOVED THROUGH THE
COUNTY TODAY ASSESSING SEVERAL FARMS. A SMALL TORNADO WAS FOUND 6 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF THEILMAN.

.TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.08 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   25 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUL 18 2015
START TIME:             202 AM
START LOCATION:         6SE THEILMAN MN
START LAT/LON:          44.2418 -92.0943

END DATE:               JUL 18 2015
END TIME:               203 AM
END LOCATION:           6SE THEILMAN MN
END_LAT/LON:            44.2418 -92.0941

SURVEY_SUMMARY: SEVERAL FARMS WERE SURVEYED IN EAST-CENTRAL
WABASHA COUNTY FROM KELLOGG TO THEILMAN. MUCH OF THE DAMAGE
WAS STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE WITH NO SIGNS OF TORNADO ACTIVITY.
THIS TORNADO CAUSED A CONVERGENT PATH IN THE MATURE CORN
LEADING INTO THE FARM AND DAMAGE AREA. MINOR DAMAGE TO THE FARM
INCLUDED SILO TOPS REMOVED...GARAGE DOORS BLOWN IN...TIRES MOVED OFF
SILEAGE PILE. TIME WAS RADAR ESTIMATED.

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.

$$

JUST/YOUNG/BAUMGARDT


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.