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NOUS43 KDDC 181551

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1045 AM CDT Thu May 18 2017

...Updated for New Information on Clark County Tornado...

.OVERVIEW...Supercell thunderstorms developed during the afternoon
hours on 16 May and produced
hail up to three inches in diameter and two tornadoes in southwest

.Clark County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.0 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start date:             May_16_2017
Start time:             549 PM CDT
Start location:         5 S Minneola/Clark County

End date:               May_16_2017
End time:               558 PM CDT
End location:           5 SE Minneola/Clark County

This was a weak, narrow tornado followed by very strong rear flank
downdraft winds.

.Pawnee and Barton Counties Tornado

Rating:                 EF-3
Estimated peak wind:    165 mph
Path length /Statute/:  27 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   300 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               2

Start date:             05_16_2017
Start time:             759 PM CDT
Start location:         4 E Larned/Pawnee County

End date:               05_16_2017
End time:               840 PM CDT
End location:           2 NW Hoisington/Barton County

Initially this tornado started east of Larned in Pawnee County and
tracked five miles northeast. This tornado continued to track 22
miles in Barton County. EF-3 damage was found west and northwest of
the Great Bend airport. Pawnee Rock received EF-2 damage.

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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