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Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1241 PM CDT SAT MAY 16 2015 /1141 AM MDT SAT MAY 16 2015/


...BRIEF TORNADOES IN NORTHWEST NEBRASKA ON 05/15/15...

.OVERVIEW...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE NEBRASKA PANHANDLE AND
LIFTED NORTH AND NORTHEAST FRIDAY EVENING. TWO BRIEF TORNADOES WERE REPORTED
AS STORMS MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN SHERIDAN AND FAR NORTHWEST CHERRY COUNTIES.

.TORNADO 1...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   20 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 15, 2015
START TIME:             0808 PM MDT
START LOCATION:         1.5 MILES SOUTH OF RUSHVILLE...NE
START LAT/LON:          42.698 / -102.4640

END DATE:               MAY 15, 2015
END TIME:               0810 PM MDT
END LOCATION:           1.3 MILES SOUTH OF RUSHVILLE, NE


NO SURVEY WAS COMPLETED AS FIRE AND RESCUE REPORTED NO DAMAGE.

.TORNADO 2...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    65 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   20 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 15, 2015
START TIME:             0734 PM MDT
START LOCATION:         16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MERRIMAN, NE
START LAT/LON:          42.81 / -101.97

END DATE:               MAY 15, 2015
END TIME:               0736 PM MDT
END LOCATION:           16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MERRIMAN, NE


NO SURVEY WAS COMPLETED AS THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN OPEN RANGELAND
WITH NO DAMAGE REPORTED.

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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