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Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
801 AM CDT TUE MAY 10 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/9/16 TORNADO EVENT NEAR FAIRFIELD
NEBRASKA...

.OVERVIEW...A TORNADO RATED AN EF-0 ON THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE
SKIPPED ITS WAY EAST OF FAIRFIELD LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. DAMAGE
ALONG ITS PATH INCLUDED AT LEAST ONE PIVOT...MINOR DAMAGE TO THE
FRONT WALKWAY OVERHANG AT THE SCHOOL...WINDOWS BLOWN OUT OF VEHICLES
IN THE PARKING LOT AND MINOR DAMAGE TO A CONCESSION AREA UNDER
CONSTRUCTION ON THE PROPERTY. THE TORNADO CROSSED HIGHWAY 14 AND
DAMAGED TREES AND FENCE BEFORE LIFTING A COUPLE MILES EAST OF THE
HIGHWAY.

.FAIRFIELD NEBRASKA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.7 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   35 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 9, 2016
START TIME:             5:06 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.2 MILES EAST OF FAIRFIELD, NEBRASKA
START LAT/LON:          40.4280/-98.0625

END DATE:               MAY 9, 2016
END TIME:               5:14 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4.75 EAST OF FAIRFIELD, NEBRASKA
END_LAT/LON:            40.4428/-98.0157

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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