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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
446 PM CST Thu Mar 9 2017

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446 PM CST Thu Mar 9 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MARCH 7 2017 TORNADO EVENT...

...Montgomery County Illinois Tornado...

.Irving - Witt Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7.2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             March 7 2017
Start time:             1:14 am CST
Start location:         Irving
Start Lat/Lon:          39.2061/-89.3969

End date:               March 7 2017
End time:               1:19 am CST
End location:           2.8 miles East of Witt
End Lat/Lon:            39.2615/-89.2837

A tornado formed at the east city limits of Irving and moved
northeast for 7 miles to about 3 miles east of Witt. The bulk
of the damage was EF-0 with downed large tree limbs and patial
removal of metal covering of farm outbuildings. A couple of grain
bins, empty, were tossed into fields about 100 to 200 yards. One
home east of Witt had the chimney blow off. A barn at the same
location was pushed such that it ended up leaning about 6 inches
off center.

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.

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JPK


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