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Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
254 PM CDT MON JUL 7 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE JULY 6 2014 TRAER TORNADO...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS COMPLETED ITS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR
THE TORNADO THAT TOUCHED DOWN NORTH OF TRAER ON JULY 6. THE
TORNADO CAUSED EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE BUT THANKFULLY STAYED OUT IN
OPEN COUNTRY. THE ONLY STRUCTURAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO A FARM
OUTBUILDING EARLY IN THE PATH OF THE TORNADO.

AT LEAST THREE ADDITIONAL TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED THROUGH
PHOTO AND VIDEO EVIDENCE OBTAINED THROUGH THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC.
THESE TORNADOES WERE LOCATED NEAR JEWELL..SOUTHEAST OF
STUART...AND IN EASTERN JASPER COUNTY. NO TREE OR STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED WITH THESE TORNADOES. ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION ON THE ESTIMATED PATH LENGTH AND TIMES OF THESE
TORNADOES WILL BE OBTAINED AND RELEASED IN THE COMING DAYS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OR VIDEO EVIDENCE OF THESE OR OTHER
TORNADOES ON THIS DAY...PLEASE SEND THEM TO
DMX.SPOTTERREPORT@NOAA.GOV. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION...TIME OF
PHOTO...AND DIRECTION YOU WERE LOOKING.

.TRAER TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  6.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:  0 INJURIES:  0

START DATE:        JULY 6 2014
START TIME:        8:18 PM CDT
START LOCATION:    1.8 MILES ESE OF DINSDALE

END DATE:          JULY 6 2014
END TIME:          8:35 PM CDT
END LOCATION:      3.0 MILES EAST OF TRAER

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.

$$

KS



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