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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
140 PM CDT Sat Jul 15 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/12/2017 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...During the early morning hours of July 12th, a line of
severe storm tracked from central Minnesota into western
Wisconsin. This line of thunderstorms created widespread damaging
straight line winds across Anoka and northern Washington counties
in eastern MN, with the damaging winds continuing into northwest
St. Croix and southwest Polk counties in western WI. Within this
broad swath of damaging winds, a second area of concentrated,
stronger damage was found in the East Bethal, Forest Lake area
that was determined to be associated with a tornado.

.East Bethal/Forest Lake area Tornado...

Rating: EF-0
Estimated peak wind: 80-85 mph
Path length /Statute/: 12.4 miles
Path width /Maximum/: 440 yards
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0

Start date: July 12 2017
Start time: 2:17 AM CDT
Start location: 1 NW East Bethal / Anoka County / MN
Start Lat/Lon: 45.3778 / -93.2253

End date: July 12 2017
End time: 2:30 AM CDT
End location: 2 S Wyoming / Chisago County / MN
End Lat/Long: 45.2991 / -92.9988

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Tornado caused direct damage mainly to trees,
but these trees fell on structures which in turn damaged the
structures.

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 events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

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