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Public Information Statement...corrected typos
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1052 AM CDT THU MAY 12 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/8/2016 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF-2 tornado lifts in extreme southern Rooks County followed by
a second tornado minutes later...

.OVERVIEW...An EF-2 rated tornado with a peak estimated windspeed of
125 mph moved across Ellis and Rooks County Kansas. In Rooks County,
damage was minimal as the tornado lifted within a mile of the county
line. Complete tornado information is below.

A second tornado formed just east of the first tornado and moved
northeast across rural areas southeast of Codell. This tornado
was rated an EF-1 with damage to trees, fence and several power poles.
Peak estimated windspeed was 110 mph.

.Tornado #1

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    125 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7.0 miles total /0.4 miles in Rooks County/
Path width /Maximum/:   440 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 8, 2016
Start time:             7:08 PM CDT
Start location:         8 miles north of Catharine / Ellis County / KS
                        39.0500 / -99.2218

End date:               May 8 2016
End time:               7:23 PM CDT
End location:           3.9 miles south of Codell / Rooks County / KS
                        39.1385 / -99.1822

.Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    110 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   500 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 8, 2016
Start time:             7:27 PM CDT
Start location:         3.95 miles south of Codell / Rooks County / KS
                        39.1367 / -99.1623

End date:               May 8, 2016
End time:               7:33 PM CDT
End location:           2.3 miles southeast of Codell / Rooks County / KS
                        39.1739 / -99.1407

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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