Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Goodland, KS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Graphics & Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
000
NOUS43 KGLD 032357
PNSGLD
COZ090>092-KSZ001>004-013>016-027>029-041-042-NEZ079>081-041200-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
557 PM MDT Tue Oct 3 2017 /657 PM CDT Tue Oct 3 2017/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/03/2017 TORNADO EVENT...

A series of supercell thunderstorms moved across Gove County
Kansas on the evening of October 2nd. A local storm survey
determined that three tornadoes impacted the county. All three
were brief tornadoes lasting only a few minutes.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.4 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             October 2nd 2017
Start time:             7:43 PM CDT
Start location:         10 SSW Gove City, KS

End date:               October 2nd 2017
End time:               7:44 PM CDT
End location:           10 SSW Gove City, KS

Several large trees snapped in a creek bottom. In addition, a few
farm structures suffered significant damage to the roof. Many
limbs snapped on the property. A window or two broken. Other sheet
metal was blown from fencing. Some metal roofing blowing into a
field northeast of the farm property.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.15 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             October 2nd 2017
Start time:             7:58 PM CDT
Start location:         5 ESE Gove City, KS

End date:               October 2nd 2017
End time:               7:59 PM CDT
End location:           5 ESE Gove City, KS

A structure collapsed due to high winds and walls/support giving
way. In addition, a trailer was blown over from the north to the
south. If straight-line winds were to have occurred, trailer
would have blown over from the southwest to the northeast. Several
tree limbs snapped. A single-pole residential cell tower was
blown over.

.TORNADO #3...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.60 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             October 2nd 2017
Start time:             8:24 PM CDT
Start location:         Quinter

End date:               October 2nd 2017
End time:               8:24 PM CDT
End location:           Quinter

Many structures damaged in the down of Quinter. Tornado began at
the elementary school with damage to the playground equipment and
fence blown over. Tornado continued northeast and impacted a city
building, a few businesses, a few single-wide mobile homes and a
few one family residences. Damaged ranged from shingle loss, blown
over porches, a single-wide mobile home blown off its supports and
broken windows. Numerous trees with significant branch damage or
snapped trunks. A few structures with metal roofing lost some of
the panels, blown into a field northeast of town. Evident path
through a few wind breaks where trees on the ends were not
impacted yet trees in the middle were snapped.

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.

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.