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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
119 AM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/26/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.BRYAN TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 26 2016
START TIME:             1232 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         BRYAN TEXAS
START LAT/LON:          30.6522 / -96.3109

END DATE:               MAY 26 2016
END TIME:               1237 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           BRYAN TEXAS
END_LAT/LON:            30.6792 / -96/3106


.NAVASOTA TORNADO 1...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 26 2016
START TIME:             329 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         6 SSE NAVASOTA TX
START LAT/LON:          30.3137 / -96.0487

END DATE:               MAY 26 2016
END TIME:               331 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6 SSE NAVASOTA TX
END_LAT/LON:            30.3134 / -96.0471


.NAVASOTA TORNADO 2...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.28 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 26 2016
START TIME:             327 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         6 SSE NAVASOTA TX
START LAT/LON:          30.3069 / -96.0471

END DATE:               MAY 26 2016
END TIME:               330 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           7 SSE NAVASOTA TX
END_LAT/LON:            30.3038 / -96.026

STORM SURVEY FOUND FAIRLY LARGE AREA OF SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE SOUTH OF
NAVASOTA NEAR FM 2988 WITH TRUNKS OF LARGE TREES SNAPPED AND SEVERAL
STRUCTURES SEVERELY DAMAGED. TWO HOMES HAD THEIR ROOFS REMOVED. A
COMMERCIAL METAL BUILDING SYSTEM WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED. INITIALLY
CONSIDERED POSSIBILITY OF LARGE TORNADO BUT CAREFUL INSPECTION OF
DAMAGE AND RADAR DATA...THINK THERE WERE ACTUALLY TWO TORNADOES.
EACH OF THE NAVASOTA TORNADOES WAS BORDERLINE EF1 EF2 DAMAGE.

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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