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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
513 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 5_26_2016 TORNADO EVENT...

.WAMEGO TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  5.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             5_26_2016
START TIME:             220 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         WAMEGO

END DATE:               5_26_2016
END TIME:               246 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1 MI NORTH LOUISVILLE


THIS TORNADO DEVELOPED NEAR THE KANSAS RIVER IN THE SOUTH PART OF WAMEGO
AND TRAVELED NORTH THROUGH WAMEGO DAMAGING TREES AND PRODUCING SOME MINOR
ROOF DAMAGE TO HOMES.  THE TORNADO INTENSIFIED AND PRODUCED MORE INTENSE
DAMAGE NORTH OF WAMEGO THEN TRAVELING THROUGH LOUISVILLE BEFORE ENDING.

.SILVER LAKE TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    80 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             5_26_2016
START TIME:             APPROX. 406 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         SILVER LAKE

END DATE:               5_26_2016
END TIME:               APPROX. 409 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           1.5 ENE SILVER LAKE


A SMALL TORNADO OCCURRED IN SILVER LAKE AND MOVE QUICKLY WITHIN AN AREA OF
DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH A BOW ECHO. THE APPARENT TORNADO
PATH APPEARED TO BE AROUND 50 YARDS WIDE. THE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE SWATH
WAS MUCH LARGER AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERTURNING IRRIGATION PIVOTS AND OTHER
DAMAGE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 24.

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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