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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Goodland KS
1154 AM MDT SUN SEP 18 2016 /1254 PM CDT SUN SEP 18 2016/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/17/2016 TORNADO EVENT...

At least 3 landspout tornadoes were observed yesterday, 9/17/2016,
near the Colorado border. The first two occurred around Cheyenne
Wells, Colorado in Cheyenne County Colorado. The third tornado
occurred south of Weskan in Wallace County, Kansas.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             9/17/2016
Start time:             343 pm MDT
Start location:         3 miles WNW of Cheyenne Wells, CO

End date:               9/17/2016
End time:               403 pm MDT (estimated)
End location:           1 mile SE of Cheyenne Wells, CO

The tornado began west of Cheyenne Wells, CO, then moved east-
southeast into town. The tornado continued until it moved out of
the south-central portion of town. Damage was sporadic and
primarily concentrated on the southwest portion of town. Damage
consisted of a outbuilding blown over, some broken windows from
the winds, shingles torn off, a blown in garage door, broken tree
limbs, a tree blown over onto a house, fences blown over and minor
roof damage to a metal building.

.TORNADO #2...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             9/17/2016
Start time:             343 pm MDT
Start location:         4 miles NW of Cheyenne Wells, CO

End date:               9/17/2016
End time:               353 pm MDT (estimated)
End location:           2 miles north of Cheyenne Wells, CO

Landspout stayed over open country. No damage was reported.

.TORNADO #3...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             9/17/2016
Start time:             400 pm MDT
Start location:         4 miles south of Weskan, KS

End date:               9/17/2016
End time:               415 pm MDT
End location:           4 miles SE of Weskan, KS

Landspout began 3 to 5 miles south of Weskan, lasted 15 minutes
and slowly moved north-northeast. No damage was reported as
landspout stayed out over open country.


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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