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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
225 PM CDT FRI JUL 17 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 7/16/15 DELAVAN TORNADO...

.DELAVAN IL TORNADO...

RATING: EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 250 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 2

START DATE: JULY 16 2015
START TIME: 1139 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 0.8 S DELAVAN / TAZEWELL / IL
START LAT/LON: 40.3618 / -89.5496

END DATE: JULY 16 2015
END TIME: 1143 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 1.1 ESE DELAVAN / TAZEWELL / IL
END LAT/LON: 40.3704 /-89.5269

THE TORNADO RAPIDLY DEVELOPED ON THE SOUTHWEST EDGE OF DELAVAN
AT 1139 PM. THE TORNADO MOVED TO THE EAST NORTHEAST SEVERLY
DAMAGING A HOME AND SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS. AS IT MOVED INTO
THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF TOWN AT 1141 PM...IT REACHED ITS MAXIMUM
WIDTH OF 250 YARDS. THE TORNADO THEN RAPIDLY DECREASED IN WIDTH
AND INTENSITY AS IT DAMAGED TREES AND GRAVE MARKERS AT THE
PRAIRIE REST CEMETARY. THE TORNADO CROSSED SPRINGFIELD ROAD AND
THEN DISSIPATED IN A FIELD AT 1143 PM...ABOUT 1.1 MILES EAST
SOUTHEAST OF DELAVAN. A TOTAL OF 51 HOMES WERE DAMAGED IN
DELAVAN...15 SEVERELY. THE SEVERELY DAMAGED HOMES HAD THE ROOF
TORN OFF OR A MAJORITY OF THE ROOF DECK LIFTED OFF. NUMEROUS
GARAGES...OUTBUILDINGS AND TREES WERE ALSO DAMAGED.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES BASED ON THE DAMAGE THEY CAUSE.

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.

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BAK/SHIMON/MILLER


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