Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Central Illinois
NOUS43 KILX 191645
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LINCOLN IL
1045 AM CST Tue Nov 19 2013
...Preliminary NWS Damage Survey for 11/17/13 TORNADO EVENT
- UPDATE 1 ...
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 140 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 28.7 miles
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: Quarter mile
INJURIES: 6 Minor
START TIME: 1245 PM CST
START LOCATION: 2 miles east of THOMASBORO
END TIME: 114 PM CST
END LOCATION: 3.5 miles east eortheast of East Lynn
The tornado tracked farther than the initial survey indicated,
as an additional survey by the Chicago NWS office found the storm
continued into Iroquois county.
The additional tornado track in Vermilion county went from 2 miles
south of East Lynn to the Vermilion/Iroquois county border, 3.5 miles
east northeast of East Lynn. It then continued about one additional
mile into Iroquois county, lifting 3.6 miles southwest of Wellington.
The total tonnado path on the ground was 29.7 miles.
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.