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Issued by NWS St. Louis, MO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
753 PM CDT Tue Oct 14 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR DIX-KELL...ILLINOIS TORNADO EVENT...
...FOUR CONFIRMED TORNADOES...

.EF1 TORNADO FROM JEFFERSON TO MARION COUNTY..ILLINOIS...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 - 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH:            3.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH:             100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCT 14 2014
START TIME:             406 PM CDT/2106 UTC
START LOCATION:         1.0 MILES ENE DIX/JEFFERSON CO IL
START LAT/LON:          38.4443/-89.9185

END DATE:               OCT 13 2014
END TIME:               412 PM CDT/2112 UTC
END LOCATION:           0.7 E KELL/MARION CO IL
END LAT/LON:            38.4910/-89.8918


A TORNADO FIRST FORMED JUST EAST NORTHEAST OF DIX...ILLINOIS ON
NORTH CALENDAR ROAD SNAPPING A COUPLE OF TREES AND DOWNING LARGE
LIMBS. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTHEAST AND UPROOTED A LARGE TREE JUST
SOUTH OF EAST SUMTER ROAD. TREE DAMAGE OCCURRED AGAIN AS THE
TORNADO CROSSED NORTH LOPEZ ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST
AND CAUSED DAMAGE AT A MOBILE HOME ON EAST NORTHWIND ROAD. ROOF
SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF...SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED AND PATIO
FURNITURE WAS THROWN ABOUT 25 YARDS IN ALL DIRECTIONS. THE TORNADO
CROSSED FROM JEFFERSON INTO MARION COUNTY ABOUT 410 PM CDT ON
BASELINE/WALNUT HILL ROAD JUST EAST OF NORTH TULIP LANE WHERE IT
DOWNED CORN...BROKE LARGE TREE LIMBS AND UPROOTED A LARGE OAK
TREE. THE TORNADO LASTLY TOOK PART OF THE ROOF OFF AN OUTBUILDING
AND DESTROYED A CARPORT ON KELL ROAD JUST EAST OF KELL BEFORE
DISSIPATING.

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.

$$

JPK








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