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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
238 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

238 PM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

...NWS Damage Survey for 01/22/18...

.EF0 Tornado near Gray Summit (Franklin County, MO)...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.18 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             01/22/2018
Start time:             01:12 am CST
Start location:         1.4 NNW of Gray Summit
Start Lat/Lon:          38.5093N/-90.8235W

End date:               01/22/2018
End time:               01:13 am CST
End location:           1.5 N of Gray Summit
End_lat/lon:            38.5102N/-90.8204W


A very weak tornado developed west of the intersection of Decker
Road and Dusty Road north of Gray Summit snapping several trees
and crossing an open corn field before lifting. It was only on the
ground for a total of one minute and less than two tenths of a
mile, but the debris from the harvested corn field was lofted
nearly 4300 feet in the air and was detected by radar for 15
minutes after the tornado dissipated. The tornado was rated EF0 on
the Enhanced Fujita Scale.

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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