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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
111 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/24/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CORPUS CHRISTI...

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/ 2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 100 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             MAY_24_2015
START TIME:             1:27 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         3.5 W CORPUS CHRISTI / NUECES / TX
START LAT/LON:          27.751/-97.430

END DATE:               MAY_15_2015
END TIME:               1:30 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 WNW CORPUS CHRISTI / NUECES / TX
END_LAT/LON:            27.783/-97.409

A DAMAGE ASSESMENT TEAM CONSISTING OF CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND THE NWS HAVE COMPLETED A SURVEY OF STORM DAMAGE THAT
OCCURRED DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS TODAY...MAY 24TH 2015.
IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY AN EF-1 TORNADO WITH
MAXIMUM WINDS AROUND 90 MPH.

DAMAGE...CONSISTING OF SNAPPED AND UPROOTED TREES...WAS FIRST NOTED NEAR
CUNNINGHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL JUST NORTH OF GOLIHAR RD. A RESIDENCE JUST NORTH
OF THE SCHOOL AT THE CORNER OF HUDSON AND STAFFORD STREETS SUSTAINED MODERATE
ROOF DAMAGE AND HAD A FENCE BLOWN DOWN.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED TO THE
NORTHEAST CROSSING HORNE RD AND PARALLELING SARITA STREET JUST TO THE EAST.
DOZENS OF TREES WERE SNAPPED AND UPROOTED WITH MANY FALLING ON HOMES OR
VEHICLES.  SEVERAL RESIDENCES ALSO SUFFERED ROOF AND SIDING DAMAGE IN THIS
AREA.

FURTHER NORTHEAST THE TORNADO HIT A GROCERY STORE ON TARLTON ST DESTROYING
IT`S SIGN AND BLOWING SEVERAL WINDOWS OUT.  TREE AND MINOR ROOF DAMAGE THEN
CONTINUED ON TO THE NORTHEAST AS THE TORNADO CROSSED BALDWIN AND MORGAN
AVENUES. THE LAST EVIDENCE OF DAMAGE WAS AT 16TH ST AND CROSSTOWN WHERE A
NURSERY SUSTAINED DAMAGE AND A BASEBALL DUGOUT WAS DESTROYED.

ALL TIMES IN THIS REPORT WERE ESTIMATED BY RADAR.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK BILLY DELGADO FROM THE
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR HIS ASSISTANCE IN PROVIDING THIS
DAMAGE SURVEY.

NOTE:
THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO
CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT AND PUBLICATION IN
NWS STORM DATA.


$$
TOM JOHNSTONE
NWS CORPUS CHRISTI



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