Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
715 PM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/15/15 TORNADO EVENT BETWEEN
YODER AND TORRINGTON WYOMING...

.OVERVIEW...
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE AREA PRODUCED A TORNADO THAT TRACKED 10
MILES ACROSS EAST CENTRAL GOSHEN COUNTY ON FRIDAY MAY 15. THE
TORNADO DEVELOPED 4 MILES EAST OF YODER AND LIFTED NORTHEAST
TOWARDS TORRINGTON. MUCH OF THE DAMAGE WAS OBSERVED ALONG COUNTY
ROAD 157 AND HIGHWAY 92 SOUTH OF TORRINGTON. THE TORNADO LIFTED 1
MILE EAST OF TORRINGTON AT AROUND 4 PM. PRELIMINARY DAMAGE
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED EF-1.

.TORRINGTON WYOMING TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    86-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 15 2015
START TIME:             334 PM MDT
START LOCATION:         4 MILES EAST YODER/GOSHEN/WYOMING
START LAT/LON:          41.919/-104.211

END DATE:               MAY 15 2015
END TIME:               400 PM MDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILES EAST TORRINGTON/GOSHEN/WYOMING
END_LAT/LON:            42.054/-104.150

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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