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

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR COAL CITY TORNADO...

.COAL CITY TORNADO RATED AS HIGH-END EF-3...

RATING:                 EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    160 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            AT LEAST 16.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH MAXIMUM:     3/4 MILE
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE REGARDING
THIS SURVEY AND OTHER DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS.

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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