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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1119 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/22/16 tornado event - Update #1...

...Four Tornado Paths Surveyed South of Perryton...

.Overview...A supercell thunderstorm produced at least 6 tornadoes in
southern Ochiltree County on the evening of May 22, 2016. No Damage
was reported for the final two tornadoes east of highway 70 in open
country and these were not surveyed. Damage consisted of a destroyed
barn, downed power lines, some tree damage, and several flipped
pivot irrigation systems. Homes were narrowly missed on several
occasions. The tornadoes exhibited odd motions that were not
consistent with the motion of the storm which was turning right
sharply during the event. Two of the tornadoes where large and at
least one large multivortex tornado occurred with this event. The
storm rear flank downdraft also produced significant damage across
the area which included snapping numerous power poles along highway
281.

.Tornado 1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 22 2016
Start Time:             644 pm CDT
Start Location:         11 miles SSE Waka / Ochiltree County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          36.1261 / -100.9783

End Date:               May 22 2016
End Time:               651 pm CDT
End Location:           13 Miles SE Waka / Ochiltree County / TX
End Lat/Lion:           36.1126 / -100.9409

Survey Summary: Tornado mainly occurred across open fields. The only
damage was to a pivot irrigation system.

.Tornado 2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 22 2016
Start Time:             657 pm CDT
Start Location:         13 miles SSE Farnsworth / Ochiltree County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          36.134 / -100.926

End Date:               May 22 2016
End Time:               705 pm CDT
End Location:           14 miles SSE Farnsworth / Ochiltree County / TX
End Lat/Lion:           36.1189 / -100.9181

Survey Summary: This was the second tornado from this supercell. The
tornado was well documented by chasers as it moved around the main
storm rotation creating a U shaped track which was perpendicular to
the storm motion at times. The tornado destroyed a barn, damaged
power lines and two large sections of pivot irrigation as it narrowly
missed a farm house. The tornado stalled at the end of the track and
become an impressive multi-vortex tornado which stayed in nearly the same
location for several minutes.

.Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.5 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 22 2016
Start Time:             704 pm CDT
Start Location:         12 Miles SSE Farnsworth / Ochiltree County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          36.1536 / -100.9021

End Date:               May 22 2016
End Time:               707 pm CDT
End Location:           12 Miles SSE Farnsworth / Ochiltree County / TX
End Lat/Lion:           36.1411 / -100.9199

Survey Summary: This tornado snapped trees, damaged power lines and
flipped pivot irrigation systems.

.Tornado #4...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.4 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   75 yards
yards Fatalities:       0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 22 2016
Start Time:             715 pm CDT
Start Location:         17.5 Miles SSW Perryton / Ochiltree County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          36.1468 / -100.8636

End Date:               May 22 2016
End Time:               720 pm CDT
End Location:           17 Miles S Perryton / Ochiltree County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            36.1549 / -100.8399

Survey Summary:

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 events and publication in NWS
storm data.

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