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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
109 PM CDT Thu Jun 29 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 6/28/2017 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 3...

.PLEASANTVILLE IOWA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80-100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  18.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             June 28 2017
START TIME:             556pm CDT
START LOCATION:         4 miles southwest of Pleasantville
START LAT/LON:          41.3356/-93.3445

END DATE:               June 28 2017
END TIME:               625pm CDT
END LOCATION:           1 mile southwest of Otley
END_LAT/LON:            41.4564/-93.0527

SURVEY_SUMMARY: NWS storm survey confirmed a tornado initially touched down about 4 miles
southwest of Pleasantville near the Marion and Warren County line.  The tornado then tracked
east/northeast for approximately 18 miles.  Damage along the path consisted of scattered trees
topped and uprooted and damage to several structures.  Multiple power poles were also snapped
along the path.  The worst damage occurred to several homes and outbuildings where peak wind speeds
were estimated to be near 100 mph.  This is consistent with EF-1 damage.  The tornado then crossed
Red Rock Resevoir before dissipating just to the southwest of Otley.  It should be noted that the
tornado may have lifted or cycled several times along this damage path.

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.

$$

Fowle



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