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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
349 PM CDT Fri Jul 28 2017


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/19/2017 TORNADO EVENT...

.UPDATE...A second tornado was found near Riceville, Iowa, or 4
miles south-southwest of Saratoga. This short track, weak
tornado mainly produced corn damage.

.Saratoga, IA TORNADO...

Rating: EF-0
Estimated peak wind: 80 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.70 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   20 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start date:             Jul 19 2017
Start time:             5:15 pm CDT
Start location:         4SSW Saratoga, Iowa

End date:               Jul 19 2017
End time:               5:16 pm CDT
End location:           4SSW Saratoga, Iowa

SURVEY_SUMMARY: No survey was conducted. Drone imagery
confirmed a clear tornado track in the corn fields near
135th and Garden Avenue. Minor damage to an outbuilding
at the beginning of the path did occur. Special thanks
to Beth Baethke and Matt Benz for their assistance with
documenting this tornado.

Pictures and more information are avialable at:
weather.gov/lacrosse/jul1917

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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baumgardt



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