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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
454 PM CDT Sat May 30 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/29/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...NWS TULSA SURVEYED DAMAGE FROM TWO STORMS THAT
OCCURRED FRIDAY AFTERNOON...MAY 29TH. DAMAGE PATTERNS SUGGESTED
THREE TORNADOES HAD OCCURRED FROM THE STORMS.

.WEBBERS FALLS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    90 TO 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 29 2015
START TIME:             151 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         8.7 S WEBBERS FALLS / MUSKOGEE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          35.3860 / -95.1402

END DATE:               MAY 29 2015
END TIME:               206 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4.5 SE WEBBERS FALLS / MUSKOGEE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.4514 / -95.1005

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED IN OR JUST NORTH OF THE
CANADIAN RIVER BOTTOMS AND MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST UPROOTING
TREES...SNAPPING A FEW TRUNKS...DAMAGING OUTBUILDINGS...AND DAMAGING
A COUPLE HOMES.

.GORE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 TO 85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 29 2015
START TIME:             216 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.3 SE GORE / SEQUOYAH COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          35.4872 / -95.0901

END DATE:               MAY 29 2015
END TIME:               219 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2.5 SE GORE / SEQUOYAH COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.5083 / -95.0820

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO MOVED ACROSS I-40 WHERE IT SNAPPED
LARGE TREE LIMBS. IT WAS WITNESSED BY MOTORISTS...SOME OF WHICH
CAPTURED IT ON VIDEO.

.SPAVINAW TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1500 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 29 2015
START TIME:             227 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.3 SW SPAVINAW / MAYES COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.3703 / -95.0809

END DATE:               MAY 29 2015
END TIME:               247 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 NW EUCHA / DELAWARE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            36.4478 / -94.9412

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED ON SPAVINAW HILL SOUTHWEST
OF SPAVINAW AND MOVED EAST-NORTHEAST SNAPPING AND UPROOTING NUMEROUS
TREES AND SNAPPING POWER POLES THROUGH TOWN. IT SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES ALONG HIGHWAY 20 NORTHEAST OF SPAVINAW AND
DAMAGED THE ROOFS OF A COUPLE HOMES. THE TORNADO CROSSED INTO
DELAWARE COUNTY JUST NORTH OF HIGHWAY 20. THE UPROOTED TREES ALONG
HIGHWAY 20 AT THE COUNTY LINE ARE SUGGESTIVE OF STRONG STRAIGHT-
LINE WIND THAT WAS EVIDENT JUST SOUTH OF THE TORNADO PATH WITH
TREES UPROOTED GENERALLY TO THE NORTHEAST IN THAT AREA. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST UPROOTING TREES AND SNAPPING LARGE
LIMBS ALONG THE S 510 AND S 520 ROADS BEFORE DISSIPATING.

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
EF5...VIOLENT...>200 MPH

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND PUBLICATION IN NWS
STORM DATA.

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EJC/SFP



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