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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
118 AM CDT FRI MAY 8 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5/6/2015 TORNADO EVENT...

.AMBER/BRIDGE CREEK TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  10 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   1300 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               UNKNOWN

START DATE:             MAY 6 2015
START TIME:             433 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 E AMBER / GRADY / OK
START LAT/LON:          35.16/ -97.80

END DATE:               MAY 6 2015
END TIME:               526 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 NNE BRIDGE CREEK / GRADY / OK
END_LAT/LON:            35.26/ -97.70

.NORMAN TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   700 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 6 2015
START TIME:             553 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4 WNW NORMAN / CLEVELAND / OK
START LAT/LON:          35.25/ -97.50

END DATE:               MAY 6 2015
END TIME:               610 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           5 NW NORMAN / CLEVELAND / OK
END_LAT/LON:            35.29/ -97.50

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO BEGAN SOUTHWEST OF NORTHWEST
36TH AVENUE AND ROCK CREEK ROAD AND MOVED NORTH TO NEAR 36TH
AVENUE AND INDIAN HILLS ROAD WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF NORMAN.

.SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA CITY TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    130 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   400 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               12

START DATE:             MAY 6 2015
START TIME:             841 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         5 SE DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY / OKLAHOMA / OK
START LAT/LON:          35.41 / -97.48

END DATE:               MAY 6 2015
END TIME:               848 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           4 SE DOWNTOWN OKLAHOMA CITY / OKLAHOMA / OK
END_LAT/LON:            35.42 / -97.49

SURVEY_SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR SOUTHEAST 56TH STREET AND
EASTERN AVENUE AND MOVED NORTHWEST TO WEST OF INTERSTATE 35 AND
SOUTHEAST 44TH STREET WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF OKLAHOMA CITY.

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 VERY PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT
TO CHANGE PENDING ADDITIONAL REVIEW OF THE EVENTS AND SURVEY
INFORMATION AND THE FINAL PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA.

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SPEG/SMITH/AUSTIN


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