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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER, CO
1148 AM MDT THU JUN 25 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/24/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.EAST DENVER/WEST AURORA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86-90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             06-24-2015
START TIME:             4:48 PM
START LOCATION:         39.724808/-104.900896

END DATE:               06-24-2015
END TIME:               5:102 PM
END LOCATION:           39.736784/-104.851191

ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH BETWEEN 4:48PM AND 5:10 PM, A TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN IN EAST DENVER AND WEST AURORA. THE TORNADO FIRST
TOUCHED DOWN NEAR QUEBEC AND 6TH AVE. IT THEN MOVED EAST-NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE LOWERY CAMPUS INTO THE WEST PART OF AURORA. THE TORNADO
THEN LIFTED NEAR MOUNT NEBO MEMORIAL PARK. BASED ON TREE DAMAGE
THERE WAS LOW END EF1 WITH WIND SPEEDS ESTIMATED IN THE 86-90 MPH
RANGE. MOST OF THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE TORNADO WAS IN THE EF0
RANGE.SOME HOMES HAD MINOR ROOF DAMAGE WITH ONE FORMER APARTMENT
BUILDING ON THE LOWRY CAMPUS HAVING SOME HIGHER END ROOF DAMAGE
WITH ESTIMATED WIND SPEEDS IN THE 86-90 MPH RANGE.THE TORNADO
PATH LENGTH BASED ON DAMAGE POINTS WAS 2.8 MILES AND THE WIDTH WAS
LESS THAN 50 YARDS.

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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