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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
939 PM CDT TUE JUN 23 2015

...JUNE 22 2015 TORNADO EVENT: 9 TORNADOES CONFIRMED...

.TORNADO #1: WHITESIDE COUNTY TO LEE COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
PEAK WIND:              105 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            2.56 MILES
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUN 22 2015
START TIME:             716 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.5 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ROCK FALLS IL
START LAT/LON:          41.736 / -89.6509

END DATE:               JUN 22 2015
END TIME:               720 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.5 MILES WEST OF HARMON IL
END LAT/LON:            41.7099 / -89.6174

SURVEY SUMMARY: MAINLY DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWERLINES. DAMAGE TO SIDING
ON HOUSE.

NOTE: THIS TORNADO CROSSED FROM THE NWS DAVENPORT CWA INTO THE NWS
CHICAGO CWA. THE LEE COUNTY PORTION OF THE TORNADO PATH WAS ABOUT
0.8 MILES LONG.

.TORNADO #2: HARMON TORNADO

RATING:                 EF-1
PEAK WIND:              105 MPH

.TORNADO #3: WOODHAVEN LAKES/SUBLETTE TORNADO

RATING:                 EF-2
PEAK WIND:              130 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            TBD
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     0.5 MILES
INJURIES:               7

.TORNADO #4: MENDOTA TORNADO

RATING:                 EF-1
PEAK WIND:              105 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            ABOUT 1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS

.TORNADO #5: NORTH OF OTTAWA TORNADO

RATING:                 EF-1
PEAK WIND:              90 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            ABOUT 4.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     150 YARDS

TORNADO #6:  COAL CITY TORNADO

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    160 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            AT LEAST 16.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     0.75 MILES
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               7

START DATE:             JUNE 22 2015
START TIME:             945 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MORRIS IL
                        4 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF CARBON HILL IL
START LAT/LON:          41.3083N/-88.3829W

END DATE:               JUNE 22 2015
END TIME:               1012 PM CDT
ESTIMATED END LOCATION: 6.9 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BRAIDWOOD IL
ESTIMATED END LAT/LON:  41.2244N/-88.0895
*TORNADO PATH MAY HAVE CONTINUED SLIGHTLY BEYOND APPROXIMATE END LOCATION
AND LATITUDE/LONGITUDE.


.TORNADO #7: NORTHEAST OF MAZON TORNADO

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            0.75 MILES
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     100 YARDS

.TORNADO #8: BOURBONNAIS TO BRADLEY TORNADO

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            3.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     300 YARDS

.TORNADO #9: NEAR HERSCHER TORNADO (5 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST)
RATING: EF-0
THE TORNADO BRIEFLY TOUCHED DOWN AND DID NO DAMAGE.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL SURVEY INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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.

$$

RC



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