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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
1037 AM CDT Wed Oct 4 2017 /937 AM MDT Wed Oct 4 2017/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/02/17 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...Supercell thunderstorm developed late in the
afternoon of 2 October across northern Hamilton County
and moved northeast across west central Kansas entering
into Scott County early Monday evening.

.Scott County Tornado #1...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.47 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Oct_02_2017
Start time:             653 PM CDT
Start location:         6 NNW Modoc/Scott County

End date:               Oct_02_2017
End time:               657 PM CDT
End location:           9 N Modoc/Scott County

There were no damage indicators to determine exact intensity
of this tornado as it may have exceeded the base EF-0 rating.

.Scott County Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2.51 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Oct_02_2017
Start time:             702 PM CDT
Start location:         5 NNE Modoc/Scott County

End date:               Oct_02_2017
End time:               705 PM CDT
End location:           7 NW Scott City/Scott County

A pivot irrigation sprinkler was damaged.

.Scott and Gove County Tornado #3...

Rating:                 EF-1 in Scott County
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph in Scott County
Path length /Statute/:  8.55 miles in Scott County
Path width /Maximum/:   450 yards in Scott County
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Oct_02_2017
Start time:             709 PM CDT
Start location:         5 S Scott State Lake/Scott County

End date:               Oct_02_2017
End time:               TBD
End location:           TBD - Gove County

This longer track tornado started in Scott County and continued
into adjacent Gove County before ending across that county. Power
poles were snapped across Scott County before the vortex moved
northeast out of the county.

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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