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NOUS44 KEWX 251927

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
227 PM CDT Thu May 25 2017



Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.77 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 23 2017
Start Time:             537 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 N Elgin / Bastrop County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          30.395 / -97.371

End Date:               May 23 2017
End Time:               539 PM CDT
End Location:           2 NE Elgin / Bastrop County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            30.378 / -97.348

Survey_Summary: This tornado was produced by the bookend vortex
of a bow echo that moved through the city of Elgin on the afternoon
of May 23rd 2017. The tornado began just east of Texas Highway 95
and just north of Roemer Road, where it displaced and flipped a shed
off its foundation. The tornado then caused extensive damage to a
business along Roemer Road. As it continued to the east-southeast,
the tornado ripped the metal roof off a large barn and caused roof
damage to a well-built home adjacent to the barn. In the pasture
adjacent to these structures, there were multiple pieces of splintered
wood that were driven into the ground from the opposite direction from
which the storm came. Several cattle and a bull were reportedly thrown
about 1500 feet from one pasture into another, jumping a couple of fences
in the process. The tornado then completely destroyed an old wooden barn
just north of Roemer Road. At this point, the tornado was approximately
moving along Roemer Road, and caused some minor tree damage. The tornado
then crossed Red Town Road just south of Roemer Road and ended just east
of Red Town Road, where it caused some minor damage to a structure.

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

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
chance pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.


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