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Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
1031 AM CDT WED APR 27 2016

...CONFIRMED TORNADO IN RURAL NORTHWEST SMITH COUNTY KANSAS ON
APRIL 26 2016...

LOCATION (CITY, COUNTY, STATE)...
10.1 MILES NORTH OF KENSINGTON, SMITH COUNTY, KANSAS

DATE...APRIL 26, 2016

ESTIMATED TIME...7:47 PM

MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0

ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...70 MPH

MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...100 YARDS

PATH LENGTH...REMAINED IN SAME GENERAL AREA FOR A FEW MINUTES. NO
SIGNIFICANT PATH DETERMINED.

FATALITIES...NONE

INJURIES...NONE

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.

...SUMMARY...
A BRIEF TORNADO OCCURRED ABOUT 10 MILES NORTH OF KENSINGTON
KANSAS IN RURAL NORTHWEST SMITH COUNTY. THE TORNADO WAS VIEWED BY
THE PUBLIC AND CONFIRMATION OF THE EVENT WAS PROVIDED VIA A
PICTURE OF THE TORNADO. NO DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED. THE TORNADO
REMAINED IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA FOR A FEW MINUTES BEFORE
DISSIPATING.


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