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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1005 PM CDT THU MAR 31 2016

...NWS Damage Survey for Northeastern Oklahoma March 30th
Tornadoes...

.Overview...A supercell thunderstorm produced two damaging tornadoes
in northeastern Oklahoma the evening of March 30, 2016. The damage
areas were assessed by NWS Tulsa meteorologists today and their
findings follow.

.Tulsa/Owasso/Verdigris Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    110-120 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  20 MILES
Path Width /Maximum/:   1000 YARDS
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               4

Start Date:             March 30 2016
Start Time: 713 PM CDT
Start Location: 10 S Skiatook / Osage County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          36.2151 / -96.0151

End Date:               March 30 2016
End Time:               755 PM CDT
End Location:           2 N Verdigris / Rogers County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            36.2765 / -95.6680

Survey Summary: This tornado developed about 2.5 miles southwest of
Turley where it quickly began producing damage supportive of 95 to
105 mph wind. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, a home
sustained major damage to the roof, a horse trailer was thrown about
50 yards into a lake, and barns were destroyed in far southeastern
Osage County.

The tornado moved generally east across the northern portion of the
City of Tulsa. It moved roughly along E 46th St N...damaging numerous
homes and businesses, snapping or uprooting numerous trees, and
snapping numerous power poles west of Highway 75. The tornado moved
east-northeast across Mohawk Park where it snapped and uprooted
numerous trees. Several industrial metal buildings were significantly
damaged north-northeast of the Tulsa International Airport on N Mingo
Road. The tornado then crossed Highway 169 just south of the Bird
Creek Bridge where it destroyed several barns and snapped numerous
trees along E 56th St N before moving into Rogers County.

From the Rogers County line at E 56th St N, the tornado moved east-
northeast passing across the northern portion of the Patriot Golf
Club and into Stone Canyon subdivisions. Numerous homes were damaged
in this area. Several homes under construction were destroyed. The
tornado moved across Highway 266 where it destroyed a business,
damaged a number of homes, and snapped or uprooted numerous trees.
Barns were destroyed in this area. This tornado dissipated north of
Verdigris.

.Claremore Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated Peak Wind:    120-130 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  6.4 MILES
Path Width /Maximum/:   550 YARDS
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             March 30 2016
Start Time: 800 PM CDT
Start Location: 2.3 SW Claremore / Rogers County / OK
Start Lat/Lon:          36.2840 / -95.6384

End Date:               MARCH 30 2016
End Time:               813 PM CDT
End Location:           4.5 E Claremore / Rogers County / OK
End Lat/Lon:            36.3126 / -95.5327

Survey Summary: Based on radar data and the ground survey today, the
supercell appears to have cycled north of Verdigris where the first
tornado dissipated and a second developed southwest of Claremore.
Numerous homes were damaged east of Highway 66 and west of I-44.
Some of the worst damage in this path occurred in a housing area near
Highway 88 where several homes received severe damage to their roofs
and wall structures. The tornado moved east along the E 500 Road
where trees were snapped and uprooted, homes were damaged, and barns
were destroyed. The tornado then moved east-northeast toward Will
Rogers Downs on Highway 20, where it turned sharply to the northeast
and dissipated after damaging several large barns.

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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EJC/SFP/BH



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