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Issued by NWS Topeka, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TOPEKA KS
355 PM CDT THU MAY 26 2016


...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 25 VIOLENT TORNADO...

.LONG TRACK VIOLENT TORNADO...

RATING: EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 180 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 26 MILES
PATH WIDTH: APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

START DATE:             MAY 25 2016
START TIME:             APPROXIMATELY 710 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         APPROXIMATELY 5 MI NW OF SOLOMON

END DATE:               MAY 25 2016
END TIME:               APPROXIMATELY 840 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           APPROXIMATELY 3 MI SE CHAPMAN

A LONG TRACK VIOLENT TORNADO TOUCHDOWN AROUND 710 PM AND TRAVELED
AROUND 26 MILES ON A CONTINUOUS PATH ACROSS DICKINSON COUNTY. THE
TORNADO PASSED JUST SOUTH OF CHAPMAN WHERE THE WORST DAMAGE WAS
NOTED TO A FARMSTEAD THAT WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE TORNADO
ENDED NEAR THE DICKINSON AND GEARY COUNTY LINE AROUND 840 PM.

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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