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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
646 PM CST Thu Mar 2 2017

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646 PM CST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/28/17 Tornadoes across Madison and
Reynolds Counties in Missouri...

These two tornadoes were surveyed on March 2nd 2017. The
tornadoes were associated with the same supercell thunderstorm
that produced the long-track/strong tornado that impacted
locations near Perryville (MO), Ava (IL), and Vergennes(IL).


.9 NW Fredericktown Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             02/28/2017
Start time:             7:16 PM CST
Start location:         11.5 miles WNW of Fredericktown
Start Lat/Lon:          37.5582/-90.2903

End date:               02/28/2017
End time:               7:22 PM CST
End location:           8 miles NW of Fredericktown
End_lat/lon:            37.6018/-90.4239

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Tornado touched down near Madison County Road 535
north of Madison County Road 524 causing EF0 tree damage. It
moved east, northeast crossing Highway 72 west of Madison County
9534 with minor tree damage noted. It continued northeast to a
cemetary where more trees were topped and snapped. Several of the
gravestones were either moved or knocked over. The tornado
continued northeast across Missouri Highway K causing tree damage
and strucutral damage to a large hay barn. This damage was also
rated EF0. The tornado lifted near Madison County Road 529.

.3 NW Lesterville Tornado Survey...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   80 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             02/28/2017
Start time:             6:40 PM CST
Start location:         4 WSW Lesterville
Start Lat/Lon:          37.4410/-90.9138

End date:               02/28/2017
End time:               6:48 PM CST
End location:           1.5 N Lesterville
End_lat/lon:            37.4742/-90.8458

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Tornado touched down along Horse Ranch Road with
minor tree damage noted. It continued north, northeast and caused
damage to many trees and a camper on a property north of Horse
Ranch Road. This damage was rated EF1 due to the number and size
of trees that were snapped off, blown over and tops shredded. The
tornado then continued to Missouri Highway 21 where some trees
were topped and blown over. The tornado lifted northeast of this
location.


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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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CVKING/KD



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