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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
308 AM CDT THU APR 28 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 4/26/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SURVEYS DOCUMENTED TWO TORNADOES IN
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA ON TUESDAY EVENING. THE INFORMATION HERE IS
VERY PRELIMINARY AND MAY CHANGE AS INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUE
ON THESE AND OTHER AREAS DAMAGED DURING THE STORMS ON TUESDAY.

.MUSTANG/SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA CITY TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      80-85 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               APR 26 2016
START TIME:               808 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           1 NE MUSTANG

END DATE:                 APR 26 2016
END TIME:                 812 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA CITY
                            /5 NW WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT/

SURVEY SUMMARY: AN EF0 TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR SOUTHWEST 59TH
STREET AND SARA ROAD... MOVED NORTHEAST INTO OKLAHOMA COUNTY
NEAR SOUTHWEST 29TH STREET AND DISSIPATED BEFORE REACHING
COUNCIL ROAD. TREES... POWER LINES AND OUTBUILDINGS WERE
DAMAGED. THIS TORNADO WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN A LARGE AREA OF
THUNDERSTORM WIND DAMAGE THAT WAS PRIMARILY SOUTH OF THE
TORNADO PATH EXTENDING FROM SOUTHWEST 59TH STREET BETWEEN
SARA ROAD AND COUNTY LINE ROAD TO NEAR SOUTHWEST 29TH STREET
AND COUNCIL ROAD.

.NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA CITY/LUTHER TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      100-105 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    10 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               APR 26 2016
START TIME:               843 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           4 NW JONES

END DATE:                 APR 26 2016
END TIME:                 853 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             3 NNW LUTHER

SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO CAUSED SCATTERED DAMAGE FROM SOUTH OF
THE INTERSECTION OF WESTMINSTER ROAD AND MEMORIAL ROAD TO
NORTHEAST OF TRIPLE XXX ROAD AND COFFEE CREEK ROAD TO THE NORTH-
NORTHWEST OF LUTHER. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OCCURRED 3 MILES
NORTH-NORTHWEST OF LUTHER WHERE A HOME HAD A LARGE PORTION OF THE
ROOF REMOVED.

THE TORNADO WAS EMBEDDED WITHIN A LARGE AREA OF DAMAGING
THUNDERSTORM WINDS THAT OCCURRED NEAR AND SOUTH OF THE TORNADO
PATH... AND THE TORNADO MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CONTINUOUS ALONG THE
LISTED PATH. THUNDERSTORM WINDS ESTIMATED TO BE 80 TO 90 MPH
OCCURRED FROM NEAR NORTHEAST 122ND STREET AND WESTMINSTER TO
AN AREA ABOUT ONE MILE NORTH OF LUTHER. TREES WERE SNAPPED OR
UPROOTED BY THESE THUNDERSTORM WINDS ALONG ANDERSON ROAD...
HIWASSEE ROAD... NORTHEAST 150TH STREET... NORTHEAST 164TH
STREET... CHOCTAW ROAD AND HIGHWAY 66.

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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CORRECTED THAT THE SURVEYORS RATED THE MUSTANG/SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA CITY
TORNADO EF0 INSTEAD OF EF1.

SPEG/SMITH


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