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NOUS43 KDDC 172231

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
531 PM CDT Wed May 17 2017 /431 PM MDT Wed May 17 2017/


.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 Kansas.

.Clark County Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2.9 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0
Start date:             May_26_2017
Start time:             549 PM CDT
Start location:         4 SSE Minneola/Clark County

End date:               May_26_2017
End time:               558 PM CDT
End location:           4 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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