Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
615 PM CDT TUE JUL 21 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/18/2015 TORNADO EVENT...
...CORRECTED FOR STARTING LOCATION...

...EF-1 TORNADO OCCURRED NORTH OF EAU GALLE IN DUNN COUNTY
WISCONSIN...

A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TRACKED EAST ACROSS WEST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF JULY 18TH. A TORNADO DEVELOPED
ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS LINE AND IMPACTED PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST
DUNN COUNTY. A DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMED A 5.2 MILE LONG TORNADO.

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 88 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 5.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 50 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JULY 18 2015
START TIME: 152 AM CDT
START LOCATION: JUST SOUTHEAST OF COUNTY ROAD D AND 80TH AVE...
1 NW EAU GALLE
START LAT/LON: 44.7077/-92.0214

END DATE: JULY 18 2015
END TIME: 159 AM CDT
END LOCATION: 70TH AVENUE JUST WEST OF 490TH ST...4 E EAU GALLE
END LAT/LON: 44.7016/-91.9148

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO FORMED 1 MILE NORTHWEST OF EAU GALLE AND
CONTINUED GENERALLY EAST TO 4 MILES EAST OF EAU GALLE. THE GREATEST
DAMAGE OCCURRED JUST NORTH OF EAU GALLE...WHERE TREES WERE SNAPPED
AND UPROOTED...AND A HOME WEATHER STATION REPORTED A MAXIMUM WIND
SPEED OF 88 MPH.

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.

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LAHR/KRAUSE



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