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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
1236 PM CDT Fri Aug 11 2017


.UPDATE...Another damage survey was performed Wednesday, in
cooperation with Olmsted county parks personnel. Another
tornado has been documented for July 19th, bringing the
total to 4.


Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.75 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Jul 19 2017
Start time:             507 PM CDT
Start location:         2 SE Chester, MN
Start Lat/Lon:          43.9937 / -92.3198

End date:               Jul 19 2017
End time:               508 PM CDT
End location:           2 ESE Chester, MN
End_lat/lon:            43.9924 / -92.3048

An intermittent tornado damage path was found just
southeast of Chester, Minnesota in Chester Woods Park.
The path began just outside the park property to the west
and ended on the east side of the park. Tree damage was
heavy along parts of the short path in wooded areas
of the park. The damage assessment was mainly conducted
via drone footage acquired by the park.

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*

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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