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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
836 PM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 25 2015 TORNADOES...

.OVERVIEW...A SURVEY TEAM FOUND TWO SEPARATE TORNADIC DAMAGE
TRACKS IN LAMPASAS COUNTY. ONE SHORT TRACK WAS FOUND NORTHEAST OF
LAMPASAS AND THE SECOND TRACK WAS FOUND NORTHWEST OF KEMPNER. SOME
RESIDENTIAL AND NUMEROUS TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED WITH BOTH TORNADOES.
THE FIRST TORNADO OCCURRED NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CR 3050 AND
CR 3070. THE SECOND TORNADO STARTED NEAR THE LAMPASAS RIVER BRIDGE
ON FM 2313 WHERE IT DAMAGED NUMEROUS TREES...AND TRACKED
NORTHEAST...DAMAGING TWO HOMES NEAR THE END OF THE TRACK NEAR CR
3210 AND FM 2313. BOTH OF THESE TORNADOES RECEIVED EF-1 RATINGS.
THESE TWO TORNADOES OCCURRED FROM THE SAME STORM.

THE STORM THAT PRODUCED THE TWO TORNADOES IN LAMPASAS COUNTY ALSO
PRODUCED AN EF-1 TORNADO NEAR PIDCOKE IN CORYELL COUNTY. THE
TORNADO STARTED JUST SOUTH OF PIDCOKE AND MOVED IN A GENERALLY
NORTH DIRECTION BEFORE HITTING THE PIDCOKE CEMETERY AND DAMAGING
NEARLY ALL TREES AT THE CEMETERY. ACROSS THE CREEK FROM THE
CEMETERY...SEVERAL HOMES WERE DAMAGED...AND THEN THE TRACK OF THE
TORNADO BECAME MORE NORTHEASTWARD BEFORE DISSIPATING NEAR SHELL
MOUNTAIN ROAD.

ANOTHER SURVEY TEAM FOUND EF-2 DAMAGE ASSOCIATED WITH A TORNADO
IN MILAM COUNTY. THE STORM BEGAN NEAR THE PETTIBONE COMMUNITY AND
TRACKED TO THE NORTHEAST FOR APPROXIMATELY 9 MILES. ONE FATALITY
AND FIVE TOTAL INJURIES OCCURRED WITH THIS TORNADO. EF-2 DAMAGE
WAS FOUND TO TWO MANUFACTURED HOMES...ONE OF WHICH WAS ALMOST
COMPLETELY DESTROYED AND THE OTHER WAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.

A BRIEF EF-0 TORNADO WAS ALSO DETERMINED IN THE CITY OF
SHERMAN...JUST EAST OF DOWNTOWN. ONE INJURY OCCURRED WITH THIS
TORNADO.


.NORTHEAST OF LAMPASAS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85-90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             141 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         6 NE LAMPASAS / LAMPASAS / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.10 / -98.09

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               142 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           7 NE LAMPASAS / LAMPASAS / TX
END LAT/LON:            31.09 / -98.08

.NORTHWEST OF KEMPNER TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90-95 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   180 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             142 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 NW KEMPNER / LAMPASAS / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.12 / -98.06

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               146 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 N OF KEMPNER / LAMPASAS / TX
END_LAT/LON:            31.13 / -98.04


.PIDCOKE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             206 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3 SW PIDCOKE / CORYELL / TX
START LAT/LON:          31.24 / -97.93

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               213 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 NE PIDCOKE / CORYELL / TX
END_LAT/LON:            31.30 / -97.87


.SHERMAN/DENISON TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.2 MILES NON-CONTINUOUS
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               1

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             225 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 NE SHERMAN / GRAYSON / TX
START LAT/LON:          33.67 / -96.59

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               230 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 SSE DENISON / GRAYSON / TX
END_LAT/LON:            33.72 / -96.53


.MILAM COUNTY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    120-125 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             1
INJURIES:               5

START DATE:             MAY 25 2015
START TIME:             355 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         9 SW CAMERON / MILAM / TX
START LAT/LON:          30.82 / -97.12

END DATE:               MAY 25 2015
END TIME:               410 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 NW CAMERON / MILAM / TX
END_LAT/LON:            30.92 / -97.02


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:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

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BRADSHAW/CAVANAUGH/DUNN/FOX/GUDMESTAD/STALLEY


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