Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1050 AM CDT WED JUN 25 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR ALPENA SD TORNADO EVENT...

A VIOLENT...DAMAGING...TORNADO DEVELOPED EARLY WEDNESDAY EVENING...
JUNE 18 2014...SOUTHEAST OF LANE SD AND TRAVELED NORTH.  THE TORNADO
WAS ON THE GROUND FOR OVER 40 MINUTES AND AFFECTED TWO FAMILY FARMS
ALONG ITS ROUTE WITH ONE FAMILY AT HOME DURING THE TORNADO.  THE
FAMILY HEARD THE TORNADO WARNING AND MOVED TO THEIR BASEMENT AS THE
TORNADO APPROACHED.  THE TORNADO INCREASED IN STRENGTH AND REACHED
ITS MAXIMUM INTENSITY...PRODUCING 170 MPH WINDS...NEAR THEIR LOCATION.
WHILE IN THEIR SHELTER...DEBRIS FELL UPON THEM RESULTING IN A MINOR
INJURY AND THE DEATH OF A FAMILY PET. BOTH THE HUSBAND AND HIS WIFE
...AS WELL AS OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS...CREDIT THE EARLY WARNING FOR
THEIR SAFETY.  THE TORNADO WARNING WAS ISSUED 45 MINUTES BEFORE THE
TORNADO IMPACTED THEIR RESIDENCE.

.APLENA SD TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    170 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  11.65 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   880 YARDS/HALF MILE
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               ONE

START DATE:             JUN 18 2014
START TIME:             743 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 MILES SE OF LANE SD

END DATE:               JUN 18 2014
END TIME:               825 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 MILES NW OF APLENA SD

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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HEITKAMP
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST






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