Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
328 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/15/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO TOUCHDOWN CONFIRMED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF
CORPUS CHRISTI...

RATING: EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/ 0.25 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 25 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             MAY_15_2015
START TIME:             1:05 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 W FLOUR BLUFF / NUECES / TX
START LAT/LON:          27.65013/-97.3728

END DATE:               MAY_15_2015
END TIME:               1:06 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 W FLOUR BLUFF / NUECES / TX
END_LAT/LON:            27.6506/-97.3707

AN NWS DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A BRIEF TORNADO OCCURRED
JUST SOUTH OF YORKTOWN BLVD ON CORPUS CHRISTI`S SOUTH SIDE. THE
DAMAGE WAS PRIMARILY CONFINED TO A BUSINESS ON DOBERMAN ST. A
LARGE TREE WAS BLOWN ONTO A CAR...AN OUTBUILDING WAS HEAVILY
DAMAGED...AND THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE BUSINESS HAD SOME FLASHING
PEELED BACK BELOW THE ROOF LINE. TIME IS ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

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.

$$
TOM JOHNSTONE
NWS CORPUS CHRISTI



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