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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Miami FL
141 PM EDT Mon Oct 30 2017

... NWS DAMAGE SURVEY TORNADO # 2 WEST PALM BEACH...

.OVERVIEW...TROPICAL STORM PHILIPPE SPAWNED A TORNADO JUST
SOUTHWEST OF DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length (statute):  1.97 miles
Path width (maximum):   125 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             OCT 28 2017
Start time:             608 PM EDT
Start location:         LAKE CLARKE SHORES/PALM BEACH/FLORIDA
Start lat/lon:          26.6451N, -80.0716W

End date:               OCT 28 2017
End time:               616 PM EDT
End location:           WEST PALM BEACH/PALM BEACH/FLORIDA
End_lat/lon:            26.6724N, -80.0627W

Survey summary: Tornado started in a community in Lake Clarke
Shores. Power lines, cable lines, and minor fence damage at the
intersection of Alpha Court and Pine Tree Lane. Tornado moved north-
northeast where more power lines down. The tornado then moved over
the back fields at Forest Hill High School where a few trees were
down. The path continued north-northeast towards Colonial Road and
Parker Avenue where more trees were blown down along with a street
sign. Continuing on its path towards Lake Avenue some tree limbs
were snapped and a fence was blown down. The tornado then lifted
near Lake Avenue and Briggs Street where a few tree limbs were down.

EF scale: The Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into
the following categories.

EF0.........65 to 85 mph
EF1.........86 to 110 mph
EF2.........111 to 135 mph
EF3.........136 to 165 mph
EF4.........166 to 200 mph
EF5.........>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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KELLY/HAGEN/DELLINGER



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