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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1144 PM CDT Mon May 11 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/10/15 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...TWO TORNADOES HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED THUS FAR DURING THIS
EVENT IN THE NWS TULSA WARNING AREA. KNOWN DETAILS ARE INCLUDED
BELOW AND ADDITIONAL DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED TOMORROW WHEN THE
SURVEYS RESUME. IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADOES LISTED BELOW...WE ARE
STILL INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE TORNADOES IN OTHER AREAS...INCLUDING
AN AREA SOUTH OF SARDIS LAKE AND ANOTHER NEAR MCALESTER/KREBS.

.ANTLERS TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    UNKNOWN
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  UNKNOWN
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   UNKNOWN
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 10 2015
START TIME:             TO BE DETERMINED
START LOCATION:         TO BE DETERMINED

END DATE:               MAY 10 2015
END TIME:               TO BE DETERMINED
END LOCATION:           TO BE DETERMINED

SURVEY SUMMARY: SEVERAL STORM CHASERS WITNESSED A BRIEF TORNADO
NORTH OF ANTLERS. THE SURVEY TEAM COULD NOT ACCESS THE AREA THIS
TORNADO LIKELY OCCURRED BY ROAD.

.RED OAK TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  AT LEAST 18 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   TO BE DETERMIINED
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 10 2015
START TIME:             TO BE DETERMINED
START LOCATION:         TO BE DETERMINED

END DATE:               MAY 10 2015
END TIME:               TO BE DETERMINED
END LOCATION:           TO BE DETERMINED

SURVEY SUMMARY: THE SURVEY TEAM FOUND DAMAGE OF AT LEAST HIGH END
EF-1 IN THIS TORNADO PATH...WHICH BEGAN SOUTHWEST OF THE
INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 2 AND HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF WILBURTON AND
ENDED AT LEAST AS FAR NORTH AS HIGHWAY 270 TO THE WEST OF RED OAK.
NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED IN THE PATH...ABOUT SIX
HOMES WERE DAMAGED...AND A METAL FRAMED BUILDING WAS SEVERELY
DAMAGED. A LARGE PORTION OF THIS PATH WAS INACCESSIBLE BY ROAD. THIS
DAMAGE PATH WILL BE REVISITED ON TUESDAY FOR FURTHER ASSESSMENT.

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



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