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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
703 PM CDT MON SEP 19 2016 /603 PM MDT MON SEP 19 2016/

...NWS damage survey for the September 17 2016 tornado event...

.Several severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon and
evening hours of Saturday September 17th. One of these storms
produced a tornado which tracked mostly across Ector county.

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    100 mph
Path Length (statute):  8 miles
Path width (maximum):   150 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

State date:             09/17/2016
Start time:             7:13 PM CDT
Start location:         13 miles NW of Goldsmith

End date:               09/17/2016
End time:               7:29 PM CDT
End location:           7 miles WNW of Goldsmith

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

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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