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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
313 PM MDT SUN MAY 8 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/07/16 WELD...MORGAN COUNTY TORNADO
EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 76 OVER
WELD COUNTY AND THEN MOVE NORTH ACROSS EMPIRE RESERVOIR BEFORE
LIFTING 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF ORCHARD IN MORGAN COUNTY.

.TORNADO # 1

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115-120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:  1320 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 2

START DATE:             MAY_07_2016
START TIME:             255 PM_MDT
START LOCATION:         5 WEST OF WIGGINS/WELD COUNTY


END DATE:               MAY_07_2016
END TIME:               310 PM_MDT
END LOCATION:           2 NORTHWEST OF ORCHARD/MORGAN COUNTY


SURVEY_SUMMARY:  MOST OF THE DAMAGE WAS EF0 TO EF1 HOWEVER THERE WERE A FEW AREAS OF
EF2.  THE TORNADO WAS LARGE AND 3/4 OF A MILE WIDE AT ITS PEAK.

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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