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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
705 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/24/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A high-precipitation supercell produced a rain-wrapped
tornado northwest of Bristow during the evening of May 24th and
another storm produced a brief tornado northeast of Okmulgee during
the early morning hours of May 25th. Both areas were surveyed by NWS
Tulsa meteorologists today. Their findings follow.

.Bristow Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    100-110 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   900 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 24 2016
Start Time:             528 pm CDT
Start Location:         5.5 E Shamrock / Creek County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          35.9085 / -96.4836

End Date:               May 24 2016
End Time:               543 pm CDT
End Location:           2.6 NE Bristow / Creek County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            35.8638 / -96.3629

Survey Summary: This tornado developed northwest of the intersection
of Highway 16 and S 433rd West Avenue where trees were snapped. A
home was severely damaged, multiple outbuildings were destroyed, and
trees were snapped just south of Highway 16. As the tornado moved
southeast, it damaged multiple homes, destroyed outbuildings, and
snapped or uprooted numerous trees along W 201st Street S and Highway
16. It then turned sharply to the east and crossed Highway 48 north
of Bristow where large tree limbs were snapped. The tornado
dissipated between I-44 and the S 337th West Avenue.

.Morris Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 to 105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.8 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   350 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 25 2016
Start Time:             129 am CDT
Start Location:         7.1 NNE Morris / Okmulgee County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          35.7108 / -95.8300

End Date:               May 25 2016
End Time:               135 am CDT
End Location:           8.4 NNE Morris / Okmulgee County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            35.7243 / -95.8027

Survey Summary: This tornado snapped or uprooted trees, snapped
large tree limbs, and snapped a power pole.

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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EJC/SFP



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