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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL
804 PM CDT Sun May 17 2015



...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/16-17/05 TORNADO EVENTS...

A SUPERCELL FORMED AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING SQUALL LINE OVER CLAY
AND RAY COUNTIES, AND PRODUCED A BRIEF AND WEAK TORNADO IN THE
TOWN OF LAWSON, MISSOURI. LATER IN THE NIGHT THE SQUALL LINE
PRODUCED AT LEAST ONE MESOVORTEX NEAR THE CITY OF ADRIAN,
MISSOURI IN BATES COUNTY. THIS MESOVORTEX, CLASSIFIED AS A
TORNADO, CAUSED SOME DAMAGE TO A FEW RESIDENCES IN ADRIAN.


.ADRIAN, MISSOURI TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    97 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.62 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 17, 2015
START TIME:             1205 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 MILE WEST OF ADRIAN, MISSOURI
START LAT/LON:          38.39/-94.39

END DATE:               MAY 17, 2015
END TIME:               1209 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILE NORTHWEST OF ADRIAN, MISSOURI
END_LAT/LON:            38.40/-94.38

.LAWSON, MISSOURI TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEK WIND      84 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 16, 2015
START TIME:             935 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         LAWSON, MISSOURI
START LAT/LON:          39.43/-94.21

END DATE:               MAY 16, 2015
END TIME:               937 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           LAWSON, MISSOURI
END_LAT/LON:            39.44/-94.20

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.

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