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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
145 AM CST Wed Mar 8 2017

...NWS damage survey for the March 06, 2017 Clarks Grove/
Geneva area tornado...

.Overview...
There was an EF1 tornado that started in Freeborn County
and ended in Steele County during the early evening of
March 6, 2017. The tornado touched down about 2 miles
southwest of Clarks Grove, Minnesota at 5:38 PM CST and traveled
northeast 12.3 miles. Along its path, the tornado also went
through Geneva, Minnesota, and crossed into Steele County
before dissipating. This was a strong EF1 with maximum
wind speeds of 100 to 110 mph, causing damage to homes,
buildings, and trees.

The National Weather Service of Chanhassen, MN would like to thank
spotters, storm chasers, emergency management, and local media for
reports and assistance provided during the storms and while
conducting the survey.

.Clarks Grove / Geneva area tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 to 110 mph
Path length /Statute/:  12.3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             03_06_2017
Start time:             5:38 PM CST
Start location:         2 miles southwest of Clarks Grove, MN

End date:               03_06_2017
End time:               5:51 PM CST
End location:           4.5 miles northeast of Geneva, MN

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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Beitlich/Krause



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