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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
906 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017 /1006 PM EDT Sun May 21 2017/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/20/17 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...The National Weather Service Northern Indiana office
documented an EF0 tornado that began in Benton County and
traveled into White County southwest of Wolcott, Indiana. In
addition to this event, funnel clouds were reported Saturday in
Newton County, Indiana, but no damage was found in that area.

Here is the summary of the tornado in Benton and White counties.

.Wolcott IN Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 20 2017
Start time:             734 pm EDT
Start location:         11.5 ENE Fowler, IN
Start Lat/Lon:          40.6552/-87.1078

End date:               May 20 2017
End time:               737 pm EDT
End location:           6.6 SSW Wolcott, IN
End_lat/lon:            40.6672/-87.0730

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Spotter reports as well as video footage confirm a
tornado touched down just inside the Benton/White county line (N
County Road 1200 E) and crossed into White County shortly
thereafter south of W County Road 600 S. Although radar data
suggests the strongest winds may have remained over open fields,
the northeast corner of a property about a half mile south of 600
S suffered minor damage. A small boat on a trailer was flipped,
with a small tree being uprooted and an adjacent small building
was knocked down. Winds are estimated at around 65 mph. Note the
start location is in Benton County and the stop location is
in White County.


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.

$$

Fisher/Lenning



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