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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Springfield MO
507 PM CDT Sun May 21 2017

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/19/2017 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 16...


.Tornado 3 WNW of Walnut Grove...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    85 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.57 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             05/19/2017
Start time:             4:19 PM CDT
Start location:         3 miles WNW of Walnut Grove
Start Lat/Lon:          37.4241/-93.5926
End date:               05/19/2017
End time:               4:20 PM CDT
End location:           3 miles WNW of Walnut Grove
End_lat/lon:            37.4323/-93.5918

SURVEY SUMMARY:

AN EF0 TORNADO OCCURRED ALONG THE GREENE/POLK COUNTY LINE WNW OF
WALNUT GROVE ON THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 19. DAMAGE INCLUDED SEVERAL
UPROOTED TREES AND DAMAGE TO AN OUTBUILDING JUST INSIDE POLK
COUNTY. THE TORNADO HAD A PATH LENGTH OF APPROXIMATELY 0.50 MILES
WITH AN ESTIMATED PEAK WIND OF 85 MPH.

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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Boxell



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