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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
1147 AM PDT SAT JUN 6 2015

...DAMAGE SURVEY OF THE HAWTHORNE NV TORNADO...

MAIN POINTS...

* TIME: JUNE 5TH 2015 BETWEEN 300 AND 330 PM
* RATING: EF-1 - WINDS UP TO 110 MPH
* TRACK LENGTH: 1.54 MILES
* MAXIMUM TRACK WIDTH: 30-40 YARDS
* INJURIES: 0
* TORNADO DAMAGE OCCURRED TO APPROXIMATELY 10-15 HOMES AND
  BUSINESSES. ROOFS OF FOUR HOMES AND A SINGLE STORY MOTEL WERE
  SEVERELY DAMAGED.
* THE THUNDERSTORM ALSO PRODUCED HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF GOLF
  BALLS AND HEAVY RAIN LEADING TO STREET FLOODING.

THE DETAILS...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM TRACKED WESTWARD OVER HAWTHORNE NV BETWEEN
300 AND 330 PM ON THE AFTERNOON OF JUNE 5TH, 2015. THE
THUNDERSTORM SPAWNED A TORNADO OVER THE ARMY DEPOT EAST OF TOWN
AND ABOUT 0.25 MILE NORTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 95 (US-95). THE INITIAL
DAMAGE OCCURRED TO AN ARMY DEPOT BUILDING ABOUT 0.5 MILE EAST OF
HAWTHORNE.

THE TORNADO ENTERED HAWTHORNE AT P STREET AS AN EF-0 JUST NORTH
OF 5TH STREET (US-95). THE EF-1 DAMAGE BEGAN BETWEEN O AND M
STREETS WHERE ROOFS WERE PEELED OFF TWO HOMES AND A 24 INCH
DIAMETER SHALLOW ROOTED TREE WAS PUSHED ONTO A HOME. TWO CARS WERE
SEVERELY DAMAGED BY A CAR PORT TORN OUT OF THE GROUND. ONE
VEHICLE WAS PUSHED ABOUT 5 FEET BY THE TORNADIC WINDS. THE EF-1
DAMAGE CONTINUED ALONG 5TH STREET, TEARING OFF A PORTION OF THE
ROOF OF A SINGLE STORY MOTEL BETWEEN M AND L STREETS. VIDEO
EVIDENCE CLEARLY SHOWED A ROOF BEING LIFTED OFF A BUILDING AND A
LARGE TREE TORN APART AT CORNER OF 5TH AND I STREETS. A SECOND
VIDEO SHOWED THE TORNADO TRAVELING DOWN 5TH STREET BETWEEN I AND H
STREETS. TREE BRANCHES, FENCES, BUSINESS SIGNS AND LIGHT OBJECTS
WERE EASILY TOSSED ABOUT THE AREA LEAVING A DEBRIS TRAIL FROM O
STREET TO H STREET.

EAST OF 5TH AND I STREETS DAMAGE DECREASED TO EF-0, AS THE
TORNADO TRAVELED DOWN 5TH STREET AND RIPPED OFF AN AWNING AND
DAMAGED THE ROOF TOP SIGN OF A PIZZA PARLOR AT THE INTERSECTION OF
5TH STREET AND NEVADA HIGHWAY 359. DAMAGE TO TREES, FENCES AND A
FEW SHINGLES RIPPED OFF ROOFS CONTINUED IN NEIGHBORHOODS ON B, C
AND D STREETS BETWEEN 4TH AND 5TH STREETS.

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO, THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED UP TO
GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL AND HEAVY RAIN. MANY STREETS IN HAWTHORNE WERE
COVERED BY WATER WITH ONE HOME BASEMENT FLOODED.

$$

BRONG

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