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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
716 PM CDT SUN AUG 9 2015

...TORNADO EAST / SOUTHEAST OF ELK CREEK NEBRASKA...

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/08/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A BRIEF TORNADO OCCURRED SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST 8TH
IN PART OF SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA. THIS DAMAGED TREES AND CROPS.

.TORNADO EAST / SOUTHEAST OF ELK CREEK NEBRASKA.

RATING: EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: 3 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 150 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0 INJURIES: 0

START DATE: AUG 8 2015
START TIME: 900 PM CDT
START LOCATION: 6 ESE ELK CREEK
START LAT/LON: 40.2575 / -96.0133

END DATE: AUG 8 2015
END TIME: 915 PM CDT
END LOCATION: 8 ESE ELK CREEK
END_LAT/LON: 40.2478 / -95.9795

SURVEY_SUMMARY: A SMALL TORNADO DEVELOPED EAST/SOUTHEAST OF
ELK CREEK NEBRASKA SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST 8TH AROUND 900 PM.
THIS TORNADO TRACKED TO THE EAST ABOUT 2.25 MILES...STOPPED...
THEN TRACKED BACK TO THE SOUTHWEST ABOUT 0.75 MILES AND
DISSIPATED.

EF SCALE: THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE
FOLLOWING CATEGORIES.

EF-0...WEAK......65 TO 85 MPH
EF-1...WEAK......86 TO 110 MPH
EF-2...STRONG....111 TO 135 MPH
EF-3...STRONG....136 TO 165 MPH
EF-4...VIOLENT...166 TO 200 MPH
EF-5...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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MILLER/SMITH


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