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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
352 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017

352 PM CDT Sat May 20 2017


.Wardsville Tornado (Cole County, Missouri)...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1 mile
Path width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 20 2017
Start time:             627 pm CDT
Start location:         1 NW Wardsville, MO

End date:               May 20 2017
End time:               629 pm CDT
End location:           1.2 N Wardsvile, MO

A weak tornado touched down briefly about 1 mile northwest
of Wardsville, Missouri on May 20, 2017.  The tornado was
on the ground for approximately 2 minutes, and traveled
about 1 mile in that time.  The tornado initially touched
down in a small subdivision and caused minor damage to the
roof of a single family home.  The tornado then proceeded
northeast causing tree damage, and striking another home where
it caused significant damage to the roof.  The estimated wind
speed was 100 miles per hour at this residence.  The tornado
continued moving northeast uprooting and snapping trees.  Two
large trees fell on a home near the end of the tornado`s path.
The tornado finally dissipated on the southwest bank of the
Moreau river where it broke the tops off a few trees.

[OPTIONAL] 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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