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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
910 PM EDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /810 PM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/20/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-0 tornado in
extreme southeast Elkhart county. A survey crew will be sent out
tomorrow morning, Sunday 8/21/16, to assess a possible tornado
in northeast Allen County in Indiana. This statement will be
updated as further information becomes available.

.SYRACUSE INDIANA TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65-70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Aug 20, 2016
Start time:             3:19 pm EDT
Start location:         1.2 miles NE of Syracuse, IN
Start Lat/Lon:          41.4431 / -85.7408

End date:               Aug 20, 2016
End time:               3:20 pm EDT
End location:           1.3 miles NE of Syracuse, IN
End_lat/lon:            41.4435 / -85.7397

SURVEY_SUMMARY:

A brief EF-0 tornado touched down just west of CR 133 south
of US-6 in southeast Elkhart county. The tornado caused minor
structural damage to two homes, snapped limbs of multiple
trees, and flattened corn in a field before lifting roughly
one minute and one tenth of a mile east northeast of where the
tornado touched down.

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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