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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
954 AM CDT MON AUG 11 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 9 AUGUST 2014 TORNADO EVENT IN DEUEL COUNTY...

.LAKE COCHRANE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    75 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   20 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             AUGUST 9 2014
START TIME:             430 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CLEAR LAKE
START LAT/LON:          44.71036 / -96.48483

END DATE:               AUGUST 9 2014
END TIME:               445 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           11 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CLEAR LAKE
END LAT/LON:            44.71432 / -96.46886

A TORNADO WAS CONFIRMED IN DEUEL COUNTY BASED UPON EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY
TRAINED SPOTTERS...DEUEL COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND VIDEO FOOTAGE
PROVIDED BY LAKE COCHRANE RESIDENTS. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON THE
NORTHERN SHORE OF LAKE COCHRANE...AND TRAVELLED APPROXIMATELY 0.8 MILES
TO THE NORTHEAST BEFORE LIFTING. THE TORNADO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE OVERALL
AND WAS MAINLY CONCENTRATED IN AN AREA ALONG EDGEWATER DRIVE AT LAKE COCHRANE.
THE DAMAGE WAS MAINLY TO DOCKS...BOATS...BOAT LIFTS...CANOPIES AND SHORELINE
SHRUBBERY. THERE WAS MINOR TREE DAMAGE. TWO LAKE HOMES SUFFERED DAMAGE. THE
MOST SIGNIFICANT BEING A HOME THAT HAD THE WESTERN PORTION OF ITS STEEL
ROOF ROLLED BACK AND TOSSED A SMALL DISTANCE INTO THE YARD. DAMAGE OF THIS
MAGNITUDE IS CONSISTENT WITH WIND SPEEDS OF 70 TO 75 MPH...OR EF-0 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

NOTE:
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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HINTZ




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