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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Springfield MO
456 PM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...EF-1 tornado confirmed in Dent County...

* Date...March 29, 2017
* Begin Location...9 miles northeast of Salem MO
* End Location...11 miles northeast of Salem MO
* Estimated begin time...1100 PM
* Estimated end time...1102 PM
* MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-1
* Estimated maximum wind speed...90-100 MPH
* Estimated path width...200 yards
* Path length...2.5 miles
* Fatalities...0
* Injuries...0
* Begin Lat/Lon...37.73 N / -91.44 W
* End Lat/Lon...37.76 N / -91.42 W

* This preliminary information was determined by a National
  Weather Service Survey Team and is subject to change pending
  final review of the event and publication in National Weather
  Service Storm Data.

Additional information...

NWS STORM SURVEY TEAM FOUND EF-1 RATED TORNADO DAMAGE NEAR THE
SHORT BEND AREA OF NORTHEASTERN DENT COUNTY, OR ABOUT 9 MILES
NORTHEAST OF SALEM, MO. MAXIMUM WINDS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 95 MPH,
WITH A PATH LENGTH OF 2.5 MILES. DAMAGE INCLUDED A BARN MOVED OFF
ITS FOUNDATION...ONE ROOF DESTROYED ALONG WITH ROOF DAMAGE TO
SEVERAL OTHER HOMES IN THE AREA....AND NUMEROUS SNAPPED AND
UPROOTED TREES.

This information can also be found on our website at
www.weather.gov/sgf .

For reference...the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:

EF0...Wind speeds  65 to  85 MPH.
EF1...Wind speeds  86 t0 110 MPH.
EF2...Wind speeds 111 to 135 MPH.
EF3...Wind speeds 136 to 165 MPH.
EF4...Wind speeds 166 to 200 MPH.
EF5...Wind speeds GREATER than 200 MPH.

&&

$$

Gaede



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