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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
805 PM CST Mon Dec 26 2016 /705 PM MST Mon Dec 26 2016/



...NWS Damage Survey For 12/25/16 Tornado Event - Initial Report


...Overview... A squall line moved across western Kansas Christmas
morning bringing very strong winds and a few weak torndaoes.  These
tornadoes were on the ground for just a few minutes.  Two tornadoes
caused minimal damage, while the third caused some damage to a
cattle facility. An additional tornado occurred 6 SW of Rush Center,
but was not surveyed at this time.

TORNADO 1

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  5.78 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   40 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             12/25/2016
Start time:             9:44 AM CST
Start location:         6 miles ESE of Ensign,KS
Start Lat/Lon:          37.6199/-101.1431

End date:               12/25/2016
End time:               9:51 AM CST
End location:           5 SW of Dodge City,KS
End_lat/lon:            37.6887/-100.0827



TORNADO 2

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    80 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3.17 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             12/25/2016
Start time:             10:28 AM CST
Start location:         6 ESE Bucklin, KS
Start Lat/Lon:          37.4969/-99.5583

End date:               12/25/2016
End time:               10:35 AM CST
End location:           6 E Bucklin, KS
End_lat/lon:            37.5386/-99.5338



TORNADO 3

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  6.42 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             12/25/2016
Start time:             10:51 AM CST
Start location:         7 SSW Greensburg, KS
Start Lat/Lon:          37.5116/-99.3277

End date:               12/25/2016
End time:               10:59 AM CST
End location:           1 SE Greensburg, KS
End_lat/lon:            37.5921/-99.272


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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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