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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service North Platte NE
412 PM CDT Wed May 17 2017 /312 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017/

...BRIEF TORNADO REPORTED IN PERKINS COUNTY TUESDAY EVENING...

A storm moving out of Colorado strengthened as it entered Perkins
County early Tuesday evening. The storm spawned a brief tornado
west of Brandon, lasting about one minute and producing no damage.
Large hail up to ping pong ball size was also reported in and
around Grant.

.TORNADO #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    65 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   20 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             05/16/2017
Start time:             5:36 PM MDT
Start location:         5 miles WSW of Brandon

End date:               05/16/2017
End time:               5:37 PM MDT
End location:           5 miles WSW of Brandon


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 event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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