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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
554 PM CDT TUE MAY 10 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/09/16 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...THIS IS VERY PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FROM DAMAGE
SURVEYS CONDUCTED TODAY. ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS WILL CONTINUE FOR
THESE AND OTHER TORNADOES THAT OCCURRED ON MONDAY AND MANY OF
THE SPECIFIC INFORMATION MAY BE MODIFIED AS THIS ANALYSIS
CONTINUES.

.KATIE TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      155-165 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               1
INJURIES:                 0

START DATE:               MAY 9 2016
START TIME:               406 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           1.25 S KATIE /GARVIN CO/ OK

END DATE:                 MAY 9 2016
END TIME:                 427 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             8 E KATIE /GARVIN CO/ OK

*SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DEVELOPED ABOUT 1.25 MILES SOUTH OF
KATIE OKLAHOMA OR ABOUT 4 MILES NORTH OF HENNEPIN OKLAHOMA AND
MOVED GENERALLY EAST-NORTHEAST WITH SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN THE
MOTION. ONE FATALITY OCCURRED EAST OF KATIE TOWARD THE END OF
THE TORNADO PATH. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST BEFORE CROSSING
INTERSTATE 35 ABOUT 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WYNNEWOOD.

.NORTH OF SULPHUR TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-3
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      150-165 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    17 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 UNKNOWN

START DATE:               MAY 9 2016
START TIME:               434 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           4 NNW DAVIS /MURRAY CO/ OK

END DATE:                 MAY 9 2016
END TIME:                 517 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             2.5 SSW ROFF /PONTOTOC CO/ OK

*SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST EAST OF INTERSTATE
35 BETWEEN WYNNEWOOD AND DAVIS AND MOVED GENERALLY EAST BEFORE
MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST AND DISSIPATING NEAR THE PONTOTOC/MURRAY
COUNTY LINE BETWEEN ROFF AND HICKORY.

.WEST OF ROFF ANTICYCLONIC TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      TO BE DETERMINED
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    UP TO 13 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 UNKNOWN

START DATE:               MAY 9 2016
START TIME:               445 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           6 NNW SULPHUR /MURRAY CO/ OK

END DATE:                 MAY 9 2016
END TIME:                 520 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             4 NW FITZHUGH /PONTOTOC CO/ OK

*SURVEY SUMMARY: AN ANTICYCLONIC TORNADO DEVELOPED ABOUT 6 MILES
NORTH-NORTHWEST OF SULPHUR AND MOVED NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF GARVIN COUNTY AND INTO PONTOTOC COUNTY. THE TORNADO
MOVED TO AT LEAST A POINT 5 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF ROFF WITH
DAMAGE THAT MAY HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE TORNADO CONTINUING
NORTHEAST TO 4 MILES NORTHWEST OF FITZHUGH.

.BROMIDE TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      100-110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               1
INJURIES:                 UNKNOWN

START DATE:               MAY 9 2016
START TIME:               518 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           4 S CONNERVILLE /JOHNSTON CO/ OK

END DATE:                 MAY 9 2016
END TIME:                 536 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             BROMIDE /COAL CO/ OK

*SURVEY SUMMARY: THE TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR HIGHWAY 99 ABOUT 4
MILES SOUTH OF CONNERVILLE /OR ABOUT 12 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST
OF WAPANUCKA/ AND MOVED EAST-NORTHEAST DISSIPATING ON THE
EAST SIDE OF BROMIDE ON THE COAL-JOHNSTON COUNTY LINE. ONE FATALITY
OCCURRED AT A HOME SOUTHEAST OF CONNERVILLE.

.NORTHWEST OF ATOKA TORNADO...

RATING:                   EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:      TO BE DETERMINED
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:    12 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:     TO BE DETERMINED
FATALITIES:               0
INJURIES:                 UNKNOWN

START DATE:               MAY 9 2016
START TIME:               546 PM CDT
START LOCATION:           12 WNW ATOKA /ATOKA CO/ OK

END DATE:                 MAY 9 2016
END TIME:                 619 PM CDT
END LOCATION:             5 N ATOKA /ATOKA CO/ OK


*SURVEY SUMMARY: A TORNADO DEVELOPED IN NORTHWEST ATOKA COUNTY
ABOUT 12 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF ATOKA OR ABOUT 6 MILES EAST-
NORTHEAST OF WAPANUCKA. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST-NORTHEAST
CROSSING INTO SOUTHEASTERN COAL COUNTY TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST
OF LEHIGH... THEN MOVED BACK INTO ATOKA COUNTY TO THE NORTH OF ATOKA
WITH THE LAST DAMAGE NOTED NEAR THE COUNTY LINE.

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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