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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
411 PM CDT WED JUL 2 2014 /511 PM EDT WED JUL 2 2014/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR JUNE 30 2014 TORNADO EVENT...

...UPDATE FOR KANKAKEE COUNTY AND NORTHWEST INDIANA...

*THERE HAVE BEEN THREE ADDITIONAL EF-1 TORNADOES CONFIRMED. THIS
INCLUDES AN ADDITIONAL TORNADO NEAR GRANT PARK. THIS WILL BRING THE
TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED TORNADOES IN THE NWS CHICAGO FORECAST AREA
TO EIGHT.*

.TORNADOES # 1 AND 2 NORTHWEST OF GRANT PARK ILLINOIS...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS IN EACH TORNADO
                        WITHIN AN APPROXIMATE ONE MILE WIDE SWATH
                        ABOUT ONE MILE APART
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014
START TIME:             1025 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.4 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF MANTENO
START LAT/LON:          41.2507/-87.8340

END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014
END TIME:               1028 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.0 MILES NORTHWEST OF GRANT PARK
END LAT/LON:            41.2409/-87.6445

SURVEY SUMMARY:

TWO SEPARATE TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED WITHIN AN APPROXIMATE ONE
MILE WIDE NORTH-SOUTH PATH FROM ABOUT 3 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
MANTENO TO 3 MILES NORTHWEST OF GRANT PARK. SIMILAR DAMAGE
INDICATORS WERE FOUND IN BOTH TORNADOES SUPPORTIVE OF MAXIMUM EF-1
DAMAGE. THIS INCLUDED MULTIPLE LARGE HARDWOOD AND SOFTWOOD
TREES...MANY OF THEM HEALTHY...EITHER SNAPPED AT THE TRUNK OR
UPROOTED IN CONVERGENT PATHS. FURTHERMORE...THREE SEPARATE
FARMSTEADS SUSTAINED HEAVY DAMAGE TO BARNS/OUTBUILDINGS. ADDITIONAL
OBSERVED DAMAGE INCLUDED SNAPPED WOOD POWER POLES OR BROKEN WOOD
CROSS MEMBERS...AS WELL AS DEFINED NARROW PATHS IN CORN FIELDS.

THERE WERE TWO BARNS WITH COMPLETE LOSS OF ROOF STRUCTURE AND
ONLY SOME WALLS REMAINING. THE METAL ROOFING MATERIAL AT ONE
LOCATION WAS DEPOSITED 300 YARDS DOWNSTREAM IN A NARROW PATH WHILE
ONE PIECE OF DEBRIS WAS DEPOSITED 50 YARDS TO THE LEFT OF THE MAIN
DEBRIS FIELD. A 2X6 WOOD BOARD SNAPPED FROM THE ROOF WAS TOSSED
INTO THE FIELD AND SPEARED AT LEAST ONE FOOT INTO THE GROUND.
ANOTHER OLDER BARN WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AT A FARM NEAR E 1100N
ROAD. A WELL BUILT SHED AT THE SAME LOCATION THAT WAS ANCHORED BY
CEMENT PILINGS WAS BLOWN OFF THE BLOCKS AND DESTROYED AND THE
PILINGS WERE ALSO TOSSED UP TO 40 FT. THE RESIDENCE AT THIS
FARMSTEAD SUFFERED A SMALL CRACK IN THE FOUNDATION. A 4000 LB
TRAILER WAS PARTIALLY LIFTED AND MOVED 40 TO 50 FEET AT A FARM
ALONG N 10000E RD.

TO THE SOUTH OF THE SWATH OF TORNADIC WIND DAMAGE...THERE WERE
MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE SUPPORTIVE OF SPEEDS
OF 70 TO 100 MPH...INCLUDING SNAPPED OR UPROOTED HARDWOODS AND
SOFTWOODS.


.TORNADO # 3 NORTHEAST OF GRANT PARK ILLINOIS...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014
START TIME:             1032 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4.3 MILES NORTHEAST OF GRANT PARK
START LAT/LON:          41.2651/-87.5685

END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014
END TIME:               1037 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4.8 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF LOWELL IN
END LAT/LON:            41.2841/-87.5080

SURVEY SUMMARY: MORE TO FOLLOW.


.TORNADO # 4 SOUTHEAST OF LOWELL INDIANA...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.4 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   500 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014
START TIME:             1046 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4.2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF LOWELL IN
START LAT/LON:          41.2683/-87.3452

END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014
END TIME:               1048 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           6.1 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF LOWELL IN
END LAT/LON:            41.2818/-87.3024

SURVEY SUMMARY: MORE TO FOLLOW.


.TORNADO # 5 IN AND NEAR DEMOTTE INDIANA...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  8.0 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             NONE
INJURIES:               NONE

START DATE:             JUNE 30 2014
START TIME:             1049 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.3 MILES EAST OF DE MOTTE IN
START LAT/LON:          41.1909/-87.2613

END DATE:               JUNE 30 2014
END TIME:               1056 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4.9 MILES NORTHEAST OF DE MOTTE IN
END LAT/LON:            41.2240/-87.1138

SURVEY SUMMARY: MORE TO FOLLOW.


$$

RC





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