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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
1100 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 02/19/17 TORNADO EVENTS IN BEXAR/COMAL COUNTIES...

.OVERVIEW...STORM SURVEYS WERE CONDUCTED BY NWS METEOROLOGISTS ACROSS
PORTIONS OF BEXAR AND COMAL COUNTIES. THESE REPORTS SHOULD STILL BE
CONSIDERED PRELIMINARY AND SOME ADJUSTMENTS MAY STILL BE MADE OVER
THE COMING DAYS.

.Ridgeview/Alamo Heights Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  4.6 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   600 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               Unknown

Start Date:             Feb 19 2017
Start Time:             1036 PM CST
Start Location:         5 N San Antonio / Bexar County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          29.4907 / -98.4991

End Date:               Feb 19 2017
End Time:               1043 PM CST
End Location:           3 NNE Terrell Hills / Bexar County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            29.5154 / -98.4273

Survey Summary: A tornado formed near San Pedro Avenue at the San Pedro
Golf course and moved northeast while strengthening to an EF-1 near
Jackson-Keller Road.  As it got to Linda Drive is strengthened and the damage
path was its widest at near 600 yards.  The tornado took a bit of a right
turn and moved due east along Linda and Sharon Drives where it had peak winds
of near 120 mph making it an EF-2 Tornado. A few homes in this area had their
roofs completely removed.  The tornado crossed Highway 281 near the Alamo
Quary Market shopping center as an EF-1 and continued on and East-Northeast
track through Alamo Heights.  Along its path numerous homes had roof damage
and major tree damage with large oak trees snapped and uprooted.  The rest
of the track was mainly EF-0 wind speeds but with a few smaller pockets of
EF-1 damage.  The tornado crossed near the Nacogdoches/New Braunfels Ave.
intersection, moved east-northeast, crossing Harry Wurzbach and finally
dissipating near the Loop 410/Salado Creek area.

.Northern Hills Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    105 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.5 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   200 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               Unknown

Start Date:             Feb 19 2017
Start Time:             1043 PM CST
Start Location:         3 NW of Windcrest / Bexar County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          29.5551 / -98.4117

End Date:               Feb 19 2017
End Time:               1046 PM CST
End Location:           5 WNW of Universal City / Bexar County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            29.5697 / -98.3941

Survey Summary: A tornado formed just northeast of Thousand Oaks
Drive along Scarsdale Drive. The tornado moved to the northeast
through a residential neighborhood between FM 2252 and Stahl Road.
The tornado produced widespread EF0 damage and pockets of EF1 damage
to homes and trees. Some single family homes lost sections of their
roofs. There was also significant damage to large utility
structures. The tornado lifted as it crossed Higgins Road.

.Glen Heights Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    80 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  1.6 Miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               Unknown

Start Date:             Feb 19 2017
Start Time:             1042 PM CST
Start Location:         5 SW of Universal City / Bexar County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          29.5016 / -98.3601

End Date:               Feb 19 2017
End Time:               1045 PM CST
End Location:           3 SW of Universal City / Bexar County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            29.5219 / -98.3469

Survey Summary: A tornado formed near the intersection of Walzem
Road and New World Drive. This tornado produced EF0 damage as it
traveled to the northeast before lifting near the intersection of
Crestway Road and Oconnor Road. There was primarily damage to trees
and minor damage to roofs and carports.

.Schoenthal Ranch Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind:    85 mph
Path Length /Statute/:  0.7 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   100 Yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               Unknown

Start Date:             Feb 19 2017
Start Time:             1100 PM CST
Start Location:         3 NE of Garden Ridge / Comal County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          29.6714 / -98.2650

End Date:               Feb 19 2017
End Time:               1102 PM CST
End Location:           4 NE of Garden Ridge / Comal County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            29.6786 / -98.2581

Survey Summary: A tornado initially occurred at the end of Dedeke
Drive near the Dry Comal Creek. This tornado primarily produced
minor tree damage as it traveled northeast before lifting northeast
of Tonne Drive East.

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
chance pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

$$

Yura



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