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Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
443 PM CDT WED JUL 29 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/23/15 TORNADO NEAR RINDAL...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 500 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             JUL 24 2015
START TIME:             12:46 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 SE FERTILE / NORMAN CO / MN
START LAT/LON:          47.49 / -96.23

END DATE:               JUL 24 2015
END TIME:               12:51 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 SE RINDAL / NORMAN CO / MN
END LAT/LON:            47.49 / -96.11

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO OCCURRED JUST SOUTH OF FERTILE AND
RINDAL MN AND WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS. THIS
TORNADO SNAPPED SEVERAL TREES...CAUSED DAMAGE TO A STORAGE
BUILDING AND HOUSE...AND CAUSED A POWER POLE TO LEAN. THE
TORNADO PARALLELED NORMAN COUNTY HIGHWAY 1 FOR MUCH OF ITS PATH.

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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KNUTSVIG


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