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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Paducah, KY
313 PM CST MON Mar 6 2017

...CORRECTED FOR TIME AND DATE ON JACKSON COUNTY TORNADO...

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/28/2017 AND 3/1/2017 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A weak tornado skipped across portions of southern
Jackson county Illinois.

.Jackson county tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  4.1 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Mar 1 2017
Start time:             408 AM CST
Start location:         8.4 miles WSW of Carbondale Illinois

End date:               Mar 1 2017
End time:               413 AM CST
End location:           4.5 miles west of Carbondale Illinois

.OVERVIEW...A weak tornado skipped along this path producing mainly tree damage
consisting of broken tree branches.

.Williamson county tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  7.5 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             Feb 28 2017
Start time:             1041 PM CST
Start location:         2.2 miles southeast of Carterville Illinois

End date:               Feb 28 2017
End time:               1054 PM CST
End location:           3.5 miles north of Marion Illinois

A weak tornado skipped along this path producing mainly tree damage
consisting of broken tree branches with a few uprooted trees.

.OVERVIEW...A strong tornado moved from White county Illinois into
Posey and Gibson counties in Indiana.

.White/Posey/Gibson tornado

Rating:                 EF-3
Estimated peak wind:    152 mph
Path length /Statute/:  44.6 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   440 yards (peak)
Fatalities:             1
Injuries:               2

Start date:             Feb 28 2017
Start time:             954 PM CST
Start location:         4.2 miles northeast of Carmi Illinois

End date:               Feb 28 2017
End time:               1045 PM CST
End location:           1.3 miles south southeast of Oakland City Indiana

A strong tornado set down northeast of Carmi Illinois and almost
immediately expanded to 400 yards wide. In White county, this tornado
damaged or destroyed 35 structures ranging from homes to farm buildings to
mobile homes. One resident told us that his home, which was severely damaged
in this tornado, was also damaged by the 1925 Tri-State Tornado. By the time
the tornado reached just west of the Wabash River, it was a 1/4 mile wide.
Numerous trees were snapped/uprooted across the county. The tornado passed
into Posey county Indiana around 1005 PM CST. In north Posey county, the
tornado damaged numerous trees, damaged or destroyed some barns, damaged
about a dozen homes, including one house that was shifted off of the foundation.
One person, who was camping, was injured. The tornado crossed Interstate 64
near the 10 mile marker. The tornado crossed into Gibson county around 1016
PM CST. In Gibson county, the tornado damaged or destroyed 106 structures.
Of these, 26 were destroyed, 21 suffered major damage, 26 suffered minor damage,
and 33 had minimal damage. At least one person was injured in Gibson county.
Across Gibson county, the tornado probably averaged 1/8 of a mile wide and
peaked at 1/4 of a mile.

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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Spoden/Luecke/Meffert/Ludington/KHooper/DHooper



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