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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
304 PM CST Tue Dec 5 2017


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 12/4/2017 TORNADO EVENT...

.TORNADO...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 115 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 8.9MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES:   1

START DATE:             DEC 04 2017
START TIME:             513 PM CST
START LOCATION:         2.7 miles SW Wayland/ Clark / MO
START LAT/LON:          40.3779 / -91.6274

END DATE:               DEC 04 2017
END TIME:               528 PM CST
END LOCATION:           4.4 miles WNW Keokuk / Lee / IA
END LAT/LON:            40.4142 / -91.4688

An EF-2 tornado touched down in an open field southwest of Wayland, MO.
The tornado did damage mainly to trees and broke a couple of windows where
it touched down. The tornado then moved east northeast over rural areas, where
tree damage was noted. As the tornado approached Highway 27, it strengthened,
causing EF-2 damage to power poles. The tornado then hit a DOT facility,
destroying doors and a salt shelter. When it crossed the highway, a semi
was overturned, causing one injury. The tornado then crossed the Des Moines
River into Iowa where it soon lifted. The peak wind speeds were estimated
at 115 MPH.


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 EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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