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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
951 PM CDT Mon May 25 2020

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 05/25/2020 TORNADO EVENT...

.OVERVIEW...A brief tornado occurred across the city
of Johnston Monday evening, mainly producing tree
damage.

.Johnston Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind:    95 MPH
Path Length /Statute/:  1.6 miles
Path Width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             May 25, 2020
Start Time:             626 pm CDT
Start Location:         Johnston Iowa near Terra Park

End Date:               May 25, 2020
End Time:               629 pm CDT
End Location:           Johnston Iowa near Dewey Park

EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies
tornadoes into the following catagories.

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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