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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
443 PM CDT TUE JUN 23 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/22/15 TORNADO EVENT...

...TORNADO WHICH AFFECTED PORTIONS OF MARION...LUCAS AND
MONROE COUNTIES RATED AS EF-3...

.TORNADO INFORMATION...

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    142 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  25.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   440 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUN 22 2015
START TIME:             505 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1.6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF COLUMBIA
START LAT/LON:          41.1634/-93.1249

END DATE:               JUN 22 2015
END TIME:               608 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6.4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ALBIA
END LAT/LON:            40.9607/-92.7238

SURVEY_SUMMARY: TORNADO DEVELOPED JUST SOUTHEAST OF COLUMBIA IN MARION
COUNTY AND BRIEFLY CAUGHT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LUCAS COUNTY BEFORE
ENTERING MONROE COUNTY ABOUT 2 MILES AFTER DEVELOPING.  THE REMAINDER
OF THE TRACK WAS ACROSS MONROE COUNTY MOSTLY IN RURAL AREAS.  ONE HOUSE
ABOUT 6.5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOVILIA SUSTAINED EF3 DAMAGE (ESTIMATED
142 MPH WINDS).  THE TRACK BECAME MORE INTERMITTENT FOR A FEW MILES
FROM WEST OF HITEMAN TO JUST NORTHWEST OF ALBIA WHERE THE TRACK
TIGHTENED ONCE AGAIN. DAMAGE OCCURRED TO BUSINESSES AND HOUSES ON THE
SOUTHWEST SIDE OF ALBIA WHERE EF1 DAMAGE (ESTIMATED 103 MPH WINDS)
OCCURRED.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE SOUTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING
NEARLY 6.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ALBIA.

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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