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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
528 PM CST Tue Mar 7 2017

528 PM CST Tue Mar 7 2017


.Shelby County Missouri...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  16 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               1

Start date:             March 6 2017
Start time:             9:40 pm CST
Start location:         13.4 Southwest of Shelbina
                        36.6335, -92.2808

End date:               March 6 2017
End time:               9:56 pm CST
End location:           5.5 Northeast of Shelbina
                        39.7505, -91.9681

A tornado moved fro extreme southwest Shelby County, MO to northeast of
Shelbina. The bulk of the damage was EF-0, primarily to trees and farm
outbuildings. The South Shelby High School was also hit. It suffered
minor roof damage, a couple of storage buildings were destroyed, the
baseball backstop was destroyed, and the press box was blown off the
football field bleachers and destroyed. One home just northeast of the
high school had a portion of its roof blown off. Intermittent tree and
farm outbuilding continued until about 5.5 miles northeast of Shelbina.
One injury occurred. A man was cut on the forehead by flying debris
and required stitches.

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

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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