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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
507 PM EDT WED JUL 15 2015 /407 PM CDT WED JUL 15 2015/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/14/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO DAMAGE MONROE COUNTY...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90-95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  7.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUL 14 2015
START TIME:             455 PM EDT
START LOCATION:         4.0 SSW MADISONVILLE
START LAT/LON:          35.4641/-84.3824

END DATE:               JUL 14 2015
END TIME:               507 PM EDT
END LOCATION:           2.3 W TELLICO PLAINS
END_LAT/LON:            35.3570/-84.3357

SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO TRACKS JUST WEST OF NEW HIGHWAY
68. LARGE TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED IN A VALLEY ALONG
GAMBLE GAP ROAD TO MECCA PIKE. EXTENSIVE TREE AND STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE OCCURRED NEAR OLD STATE ROAD AND GAMBLE GAP ROAD
WHERE IT IS BELIEVED THE STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRED.

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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