Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
NOUS44 KHGX 311546
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1046 AM CDT TUE MAY 31 2016
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/26/2016 TORNADO EVENT...
...RESULTS FROM CONROE TEXAS SURVEY CONDUCTED SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
RATING: EF - 1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 1 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 300 YARDS
START DATE: MAY 26 2016
START TIME: 534 PM CDT
START LOCATION: BETWEEN HWY 105 AND LONGMIRE RD
START LAT/LON: 30.3350 / -95.5055
END DATE: MAY 26 2016
END TIME: 542 PM CDT
END LOCATION: APPROX 1 MI EAST OF LONGMIRE RD SOUTH OF FM 3083
END_LAT/LON: 30.3457 / -95.4952
Isolated straight line wind damage, mainly in the form of downed trees, was
found across Montgomery county (particularly the southern 2/3s part of
the county). However, the it appears a definitive tornado track started in
western Conroe from in and just west of the Canyon Creek subdivision off of
Longmire Rd. This small tornado tracked generally west-northwest to the
south of FM 3083 for about a mile. The strongest winds, likely reaching
90 mph /EF1 range/, was near the start of the tornado just to the east of
Longmire. Most of the rest of the tree damage was consistent with EF0 winds
before the tornado dissipated.
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.