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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Hastings NE
146 PM CDT Mon May 22 2017


On Wednesday, May 17, staff from the National Weather Service (NWS)
in Hastings conducted a damage survey for a line of thunderstorms
that moved through the area during the early morning hours of May 17.
The survey revealed an EF-1 tornado occurred approximately 6 miles
northeast of Edgar Nebraska. The tornado remained on the ground for
2.2 miles with a maximum path width of 50 yards. Two farmsteads
received damage, mainly to outbuildings and trees. A few center
irrigation pivots were also damaged as the tornado moved across
a part of Clay County.

.TORNADO #1 - Northeast of Edgar, Nebraska...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    90 mph
Path length /Statute/:  2.2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             05/17/2017
Start time:             1:24 AM CDT
Start location:         5.7 miles north northeast of Edgar Nebraska
                        Clay County
Start Lat/Lon:          40.4516N / -97.9389W

End date:               05/17/2017
End time:               1:29 AM CDT
End location:           7.0 miles northeast of Edgar Nebraska
End Lat/lon:            40.4586N / -97.8983W

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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