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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
312 PM CDT Wed May 10 2017

...NWS Damage Survey for 05/10/17 Lake McClellan Tornado...

.Lake McClellan Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95-105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  2.7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 10th, 2017
Start Time:             4:01 AM CDT
Start Location:         2 WSW Lake McClellan
Start Lat/Lon:          35.20/-100.90

End Date:               May 10th, 2017
End Time:               4:09 AM CDT
End Location:           1 ENE Lake McClellan
End Lat/Lion:           35.21/-100.86

Tornado started in open field WSW of Lake McCulellen, TX
in Gray County. Moving NE, the tornado peaked in intensity
as it approached and moved parallel to the lake and through
the northside of the Lake McClellan campground. Peak damage
included numerous large trees branches and several trees
uprooted or snapped. A few Recreation Vehicles also sustained
some damage. The tornado then dissipated ENE of Lake McClellan
just north of McClellan Creek.

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

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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