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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO,IL
423 PM CDT FRI JUN 19 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/15/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

...CONFIRMED EF-1 TORNADO NEAR SYMERTON IL...

SYMERTON TORNADO

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.23 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             06/15/2015
START TIME:             07:32 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         1.39 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SYMERTON
START LAT/LON:          41.3215N / 88.0269W

END DATE:               06/15/2015
END TIME:               07:39 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.51 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SYMERTON
END_LAT/LON:            41.3055N / 87.9506W

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN MONDAY EVENING AT 7:32
PM CDT 1.4 MILES EAST OF SYMERTON OR 12 MILES WEST OF
PEOTONE...SNAPPING LARGE TREE LIMBS WEST OF WARNER BRIDGE ROAD.
THE TORNADO MOVED EAST AND DOWNED TREES AND A POWER POLE ALONG
PEOTONE-WILMINGTON ROAD JUST WEST OF GOUGAR ROAD. THE TORNADO
THEN TURNED SOUTHEAST AND IMPACTED A KENNEL AND AN ADJACENT
RESIDENCE WHERE EF-1 DAMAGE WAS NOTED DUE TO ROOF AND TREE DAMAGE.
THIS INCLUDED MULTIPLE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED HARDWOODS AND
SOFTWOODS. THE TORNADO MOVED TOWARD TULLY ROAD AND FLIPPED
MULTIPLE 320 LB GRAIN BINS OVER A GARAGE AND INTO A FIELD ACROSS
TULLY ROAD. DAMAGE WAS ALSO NOTED TO METAL OUTBUILDINGS. THE
TORNADO CONTINUED SOUTHEAST AND IMPACTED TWO FARMSTEADS NEAR
KENNEDY AND CEDAR ROADS WHERE EF-1 DAMAGE OCCURRED TO TREES AND A
MACHINE SHED. METAL SIDING AND ADDITIONAL DEBRIS FROM THE SHED WAS
THROWN A HALF MILE DOWNSTREAM WHERE THE TORNADO DISSIPATED IN A
FIELD. THE TORNADO PATH ENDED 5.5 MILES EAST OF SYMERTON OR 7.5
MILES WEST OF PEOTONE AT 07:39 PM CDT.

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.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: NWS CHICAGO WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE WILL COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY FOR COLLECTING DAMAGE INFORMATION TO
ASSIST IN THE SURVEY PROCESS AND THE RESIDENTS WHO PROVIDED
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE EVENT.

$$

RCASTRO/DNEAL/AKRULL



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