Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
NOUS43 KDMX 072025 CCA
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
218 PM CST Tue Mar 7 2017
...ADDITIONAL TORNADO FOR MARCH 6TH TORNADO EVENT...
.Tornado #5 Centerville, IA...
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 to 125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.10 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 200 YARDS
START DATE: March 6 2017
START TIME: 0835 PM CST
START LAT/LON: 40.7090_/_-92.8614
END DATE: March 6 2017
END TIME: 0845 PM CST
SURVEY_SUMMARY: NWS storm survey confirmed a tornado touchdown
on the south side of Centerville just after 830 pm. The tornado
produced significant damage to a manufacturing facility with
a partial collapse of walls and roof structures. The tornado
tracked very quickly northeast damaging an outbuilding and taking
a large section of a roof off a residence along Highway 2. Damage
was also found to several outbuildings at a farmstead south of Udell
with a camper being tipped on its side. The worst damage occurred
near Centerville where damage was consistent with winds of 115 to
125 mph - or EF2 damage. Damage to the east was not quite as intense
generally EF0 or EF1 damage. It should be noted that the tornado
may not have been continuous along the the entire 8 mile path...as
the damage appeared to be more intermittent.
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
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.