Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN, MN
925 AM CDT SAT JUL 18 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/17/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

...EF-1 TORNADO OCCURRED WEST OF WATERTOWN IN CARVER COUNTY
MINNESOTA...

A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TRACKED EAST ACROSS MOST OF CENTRAL
MINNESOTA DURING THE LATE EVENING OF JULY 17TH. A TORNADO
DEVELOPED ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS LINE AND IMPACTED PORTIONS
OF NORTHERN CARVER COUNTY. NWS DUAL POL RADAR OBSERVED TORNADIC
DEBRIS...AND A DAMAGE SURVEY CONFIRMED A 4.3 MILE LONG TORNADO.

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 4.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 500 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE: JULY 17 2015
START TIME: 1158 PM CDT
START LOCATION: HIGHWAY 33 AND 30TH STREET... 3N HOLLYWOOD
START LAT/LON: 44.9488/-93.9715

END DATE: JULY 18 2015
END TIME: 1202 AM CDT
END LOCATION: NORTH OF ROSE AVENUE AND COUNTY 122... 2WSW
WATERTOWN
END_LAT/LON: 44.9532/-93.8846

SURVEY_SUMMARY: TORNADO SPUN UP 3 MILES NORTH OF HOLLYWOOD AND
CONTINUED EAST NORTHEAST TO 2 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF WATERTOWN.
THE MOST DAMAGE OCCURRED AS THE TORNADO CROSSED VEGA AVENUE WHERE
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED AND SOME MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE WAS
FOUND. THERE...A HOME WEATHER STATION RECORDED A 99 MPH WIND
BEFORE IT BLEW OFF THE HOUSE. THE WEATHER STATION REPORT...IN
ADDITION TO THE DEGREE OF TREE DAMAGE...SUPPORTS AN ESTIMATED
MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 105 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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