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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
126 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/17/2017 Tornado event...

.Tornado 3 miles SE of Sherrard Illinois...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.11 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             05/17/2017
START TIME:             800 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5.3 Miles S Sherrard
START LAT/LON:          41.2447 / -90.5062

END DATE:               05/17/2017
END TIME:               809 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.2 Miles E Sherrard
END LAT/LON:            41.3329 / -90.4032

A higher end EF-1 tornado caused damage to numerous outbuildings, a
few homes and over 50 trees across Mercer and Henry county.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES BASED ON THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE.

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 EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

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NICHOLS


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