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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
354 PM MDT SAT JUN 20 2015

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/19/15 MEADE COUNTY TORNADO...

DURING THE EVENING OF JUNE 19 2015 A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 6
MILES NORTHWEST OF HEREFORD AT 8:57 PM MDT. THE TORNADO TRAVELLED
IN A SOUTHEAST DIRECTION...AND WAS ON THE GROUND FOR APPROXIMATELY
30 MINUTES. THE TORNADO LIFTED APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
ELM SPRINGS. A COUPLE OF FARMSTEADS ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO
SUSTAINED DAMAGE TO HOMES AND OUTBUILDINGS. THERE WAS ALSO TREE
DAMAGE NOTED ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO. FOUR MILES OF POWER
POLES ALONG THE NEW UNDERWOOD ROAD WERE BLOWN OVER...WHICH WAS
ASSOCIATED WITH STRAIGHT LINE WINDS. PRELIMINARY DAMAGE ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS TORNADO HAS BEEN RATED EF-2...WITH WINDS ESTIMATED
BETWEEN 115 AND 120 MPH.

.HEREFORD TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-2
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    115-120 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  20.8 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   440 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             JUN 19 2015
START TIME:             857 PM MDT
START LOCATION:         6 MILES NORTHWEST OF HEREFORD
START LAT/LON:          42.44/-103.01

END DATE:               JUN 19 2015
END TIME:               930 PM MDT
END LOCATION:           5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ELM SPRINGS
END_LAT/LON:            44.27/-102.62

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.

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HINTZ/BUNKERS


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