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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1214 PM CDT MON APR 25 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/15/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...VIGOROUS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PRODUCE SEVERAL SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST TEXAS AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...APRIL 15 2016. FOUR SEPARATE
AND GENERALLY BRIEF TORNADOES WERE REPORTED BY SPOTTERS AND ALSO
DOCUMENTED THROUGH VIDEO BY STORM CHASERS ACROSS TEXAS COUNTY IN THE
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE IN THE VICINITY OF EVA. DAMAGE WAS ONLY
REPORTED AND THEREFORE SURVEYED FOR TWO OF THE BRIEF TOUCHDOWNS.

.TEXAS COUNTY TORNADO #1...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    104 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   60 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 15 2016
START TIME:             756 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 SW EVA / TEXAS COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.7467 / -101.9433

END DATE:               APR 15 2016
END TIME:               759 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 SW EVA / TEXAS COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LION:           36.7595 / -101.9323

SURVEY SUMMARY: TORNADO DESTROYED TWO OUT BUILDINGS, A SILO AND
SNAPPED A POWER POLE. BASED ON DAMAGE ONLY ON CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
PORTION OF FARMHOUSE COMPLEX DAMAGED, THE TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED
DOWN IN THE COMPLEX AND CONTINUED INTO OPEN COUNTRY FROM THERE.

.TEXAS COUNTY TORNADO #2...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1 MILE
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             APR 15 2016
START TIME:             802 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2.5 W EVA / TEXAS COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.7962 / -101.9512

END DATE:               APR 15 2016
END TIME:               804 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 WNW EVA / TEXAS COUNTY /OK
END LAT/LION:           36.8053 / -101.9393

SURVEY SUMMARY: VERY MINIMAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED IN A FARMHOUSE COMPLEX.
DAMAGE INCLUDED METAL ROOF PARTIALLY PEELED BACK...A BROKEN POWER
POLE AND TRACTOR TRAILER ROLLED ONTO SIDE.

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.

$$

MJG



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