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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
907 AM CDT Fri May 19 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/17/17 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 3...

.Ridgeway Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   30 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 17 2017
Start time:             650 pm CDT
Start location:         5 miles northeast of Ridgeway
Start Lat/Lon:          43.3513 / -91.9044

End date:               May 17 2017
End time:               650 pm CDT
End location:           5 miles northeast of Ridgeway
End_lat/lon:            43.3513 / -91.9044

Survey summary: According to Winneshiek County Emergency
Management, a brief tornado touched down northwest of
Decorah, witnessed by law enforcement and the general
public. Damage was limited to trees.

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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

$$

Shea


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