Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
816 AM CDT Fri Mar 17 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 03/09/17 TORNADO EVENT IN BUTLER
COUNTY MISSOURI...

.NORTHERN BUTLER COUNTY TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    105 mph
Path length /Statute/:  6 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Mar 9 2017
Start time:             632 pm cst
Start location:         9.5 mi northwest of Poplar Bluff MO

End date:               Mar 9 2017
End time:               644 pm cst
End location:           5.5 mi north of Poplar Bluff MO

SURVEY SUMMARY: The tornado began in a remote area of
the Mark Twain National Forest inaccessible by most
vehicle traffic. The area of most intense tree damage was
where it crossed U.S. Highway 67. About half of the trees
in this wooded area were uprooted, including dozens of
oak trees and pine trees. Numerous pine trees were
uprooted along County Road 522, and a few of them were
snapped.

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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Surveyor...MY


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