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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
312 PM CDT THU MAY 12 2016



Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    130 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   700 yards (0.4 miles)
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             05/11/2016
Start time:             8:15 PM CDT
Start location:         3SSE BOURBON
Start Lat/Lon:          38.1244/-91.2033

End date:               05/11/2016
End time:               8:25 PM CDT
End location:           3SE SULLIVAN
End_lat/lon:            38.1738/-91.1513


A tornado touched down along Highway N 3 miles south-southeast
of Bourbon, Missouri at 8:15 PM CDT causing significant tree damage.
A convergent pattern to the uprooted trees was apparent in this
location with the rating of EF-1. The tornado continued northeast
causing additional tree damage along Plum Tree Road that was rated
EF-0 and EF-1. It strengthened just to the southwest of Rock Road,
directly hitting a single story house.  It appears the roof was
lifted off the house and then the walls collapsed. Significant tree
damage, including splitting, topping was noted along Rock Road. The
damage in this area was rated EF-2 with maximum winds of 130 MPH.
Debris from the house, including receipts and roofing, were found
up to 2.5 miles to the northeast. The tornado continued northeast, but
weakened some as it encountered the next residence along Missouri
Highway FF. Several outbuildings were destroyed at this location,
along with roof and chimney damage to the main residence. This
damage was rated EF-1.  The tornado crossed the highway and entered
a quarry where several buildings suffered roof damage. The tornado
strengthened one last time south of Sullivan before dissipating.
Hundreds of trees were snapped, twisted and uprooted on a large
farm with a very distinct swirling motion observed near the main
residence. This damage was rated EF-2 due to the complete leveling
of the forest in this location.  The tornado quickly dissipated
3 miles southeast of Sullivan before Highway D at 8:25 PM CDT.

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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