Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
NOUS43 KILX 211722
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1122 AM CST Thu Nov 21 2013
...DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/17/13 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE...
.West Liberty, IL (Jasper Co.) EF-1 Tornado...
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
START DATE: Nov 17 2013
START TIME: 12:25 pm CST
START LOCATION: West Liberty, IL
START LAT/LON: 38.8548 / -88.0872
END DATE: Nov 17 2013
END TIME: 12:29 pm CST
END LOCATION: 3.5 ENE West Liberty, IL
END_LAT/LON: 38.8687 / -88.0238
SURVEY_SUMMARY: Touch down occurred in village of
West Liberty along North two roads of town. Traveled ENE
about 3.5 miles across Ste. Marie Rd. Damage in town
included several homes with roof damage, siding blown off,
trees uprooted and broken at the trunk, and three utility
poles broken. An older one story house with a weak roof
had roof blown off and two exterior walls collapsed.
Semi trailer turned over. About 1 mile to the east, several
barn roofs blown off; at least one barn demolished. At least
one pole broken a mile east, along 1700th Street.
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
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.