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

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/16/15 SIBLEY, MISSOURI AND
POLO, MISSOURI TORNADOES...

A SUPERCELL PRECEDING AN ADVANCING SQUALL LINE PRODUCED AT LEAST
TWO TORNADOES ACROSS JACKSON, RAY, AND CALDWELL COUNTIES.

.SIBLEY, MISSOURI TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    127 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  10.1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   250 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 16, 2015
START TIME:             1115 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF SIBLEY, MISSOURI
START LAT/LON:          39.14/-94.22

END DATE:               MAY 16, 2015
END TIME:               1132 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 MILES NORTHWEST OF ORRICK, MISSOURI
END_LAT/LON:            39.28/-94.17


.POLO, MISSOURI TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    97 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 16, 2015
START TIME:             1151 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 MILES SOUTH OF POLO, MISSOURI
START LAT/LON:          39.51/-94.03

END DATE:               MAY 16, 2015
END TIME:               1157 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 MILE EAST OF POLO MISSOURI
END_LAT/LON:            39.55/-94.02

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:
OTHER TORNADOES FROM MAY 16TH ARE BEING FURTHER INVESTIGATED
NEAR ADRIAN, MISSOURI; LAWSON, MISSOURI; AND CLINTON, MISSOURI.
THOSE FINDINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COMING DAYS.

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