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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Indianapolis IN
711 PM EST Wed Mar 1 2017

...Tornado Confirmed Near 7 SE Mitchell in Lawrence County

Location...7 SE Mitchell in Lawrence County Indiana
Date...March 1 2017
Estimated Time...537 AM EST
Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF2
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...130 MPH
Maximum Path Width...25 yards
Path Length...0.58 miles
Beginning Lat/Lon...38.69N / 86.3406W
Ending lat/Lon...38.6884N / 86.33W
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

The National Weather Service in Indianapolis IN has confirmed a
tornado near 7 SE Mitchell in Lawrence County Indiana on March
1 2017.

The tornado collapsed 3 metal chicken barns and damaged or
destroyed some outbuildings. The tornado continued southeast
into WFO Louisville`s area of responsibility.

This information can also be found on our website at

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...wind speeds 65 to 85 mph.
EF1...wind speeds 86 to 110 mph.
EF2...wind speeds 111 to 135 mph.
EF3...wind speeds 136 to 165 mph.
EF4...wind speeds 166 to 200 mph.
EF5...wind speeds greater than 200 mph.


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