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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
830 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for 04/26/16 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Event...

.Southeastern Warren and Southwestern St. Charles Counties...

Peak wind Estimated:    60-80 MPH
Path length /Statute/:  19 MILES
Path width /Maximum/:   2.5 MILES
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             04/26/2016
Start time:             1:15 PM CDT
Start location:         5 MILES NNW Marthasville

End date:               04/26/2016
End time:               1:38 PM CDT
End location:           1 MILE N Defiance

An enhanced area of wind damage was surveyed from 5 miles
north-northwest of Marthasville along Missouri Highway O to 1
mile north of Defiance along Highway 94. The area of wind damage
was roughly 2.5 miles wide and 19 miles long. Hundreds of trees
were either topped, snapped or uprooted in this swath. Many roads
were blocked in this area due to fallen trees and power lines.
There were also several outbuildings that lost roofs and residences
that suffered minor damage. The wind is estimated to have been as
high as 80 mph and lasted upwards of 5 minutes according to eyewitness

A weak EFO tornado was also surveyed north of the main core of
damaging winds near the intersection of Missouri Highways D and
T, roughly 4 miles west-southwest of New Melle. Trees were topped
and metal from an outbuilding was deposited up to 200 yards to the
north of the touchdown. The path length of the weak tornado was
less than a mile and the width was 50 yards.

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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