Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD
NOUS43 KUNR 142131
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
325 PM MDT TUE JUN 14 2016
...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 06/13/16 HERMOSA TORNADO...
During the afternoon of June 13 2016, a tornado touched down about 3
miles northwest of Hermosa at 4:22 pm MDT. The tornado traveled in a
northeast direction and was on the ground for approximately 12
minutes. The tornado dissipated about 6 miles northeast of Hermosa.
The tornado initially touched down in a wooded area along Murphy
Road, where numerous pine trees were snapped. As the tornado
tracked northeast, it snapped several power poles along Highway 79.
As the tornado entered the Spring Creek Acres subdivision, several
homes were badly damaged and many outbuildings were destroyed.
Preliminary damage associated with this tornado has been rated EF-2,
with winds estimated between 120 and 125 mph.
Estimated peak wind: 120-125 mph
Path length /Statute/: 7.4 miles
Path width /Maximum/: 200 yards
Start date: 06/13/2016
Start time: 422 pm MDT
Start location: 3 miles northwest of Hermosa
Start Lat/Lon: 43.8635 -103.2462
End date: 06/13/2016
End time: 434 pm MDT
End location: 6 miles northeast of Hermosa
End_lat/lon: 43.9129 -103.1143
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
The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in
NWS Storm Data.