Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
135 PM CDT Fri Oct 10 2014

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 10/06/14 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A SURVEY TEAM MADE UP OF AN NWS TUSLA METEOROLOGIST
AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS ASSESSED DAMAGE FROM
STORMS THAT MOVED THROUGH NORTHERN LE FLORE COUNTY EARLY MONDAY
MORNING. THE CONCLUSION OF THE SURVEY TEAM WAS THAT A BRIEF
TORNADO HAD OCCURRED. IT DEVELOPED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE APEX
OF A BOWING LINE SEGMENT.

.SPIRO TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85-90 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  0.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   75 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             OCTOBER 6 2014
START TIME:             101 AM CDT
START LOCATION:         5.9 W SPIRO / LE FLORE COUNTY / 0K
START LAT/LON:          35.2508 / -94.7246

END DATE:               OCTOBER 6 2014
END TIME:               102 AM CDT
END LOCATION:           5.2 WNW SPIRO / LE FLORE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            35.2521 / -94.7113

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO TORE PORTIONS OF THE ROOFS AND WALLS
FROM TWO CHICKEN HOUSES...UPROOTED SEVERAL HARDWOOD TREES...AND
SNAPPED A NUMBER OF LARGE TREE LIMBS.

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.

$$

EJC




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