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Issued by NWS Springfield, MO

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Springfield MO
347 PM CST Thu Mar 2 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY EF-1 TORNADO CONFIRMED...

...RURAL NORTHWEST CRAWFORD COUNTY KANSAS...

A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-1
tornado briefly touched down on a farm in rural northwest Crawford County,
Kansas.

The tornado destroyed an outbuilding, while heavily damaging two
other outbuildings.

Several farm equipment items were also heavily damaged or thrown
by the tornado.

.Hepler Kansas Tornado...

Rating: EF-1
Estimated peak wind: 95 mph
Path length /Statute/: 0.10 miles
Path width /Maximum/: 75 yards
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0

Start date:             2/28/2017
Start time:             10:37 PM
Start location:         Approximately 1 Mile Southeast of Helper

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.

$$

Cramer


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