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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
123 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/17/2017 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...

.PLAINVIEW TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.6 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 17 2017
Start time:             429 pm CDT
Start location:         Plainview MN
Start Lat/Lon:          44.1631 / -92.1790

End date:               May 17 2017
End time:               430 pm CDT
End location:           Plainview MN
End_lat/lon:            44.1679 / -92.1683

A spotty damage path was found through the city of Plainview
with isolated minor damage.

.ELGIN TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 17 2017
Start time:             735 pm CDT
Start location:         Elgin MN
Start Lat/Lon:          44.1287 / -92.2542

End date:               May 17 2017
End time:               736 pm CDT
End location:           Elgin MN
End_lat/lon:            44.1320 / -92.2535

A short path of mainly tree and roof shingle damage was found
through the city of Elgin.

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.

$$

DB/JW/04



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