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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1027 AM CDT Wed May 2 2018


An initial storm survey of the tornado which impacted the Doniphan
Nebraska area was completed. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with
maximum wind speed estimated at 75 mph. The rating was based on
damage to an outbuilding and nearby home. The damage to the home
was caused by flying debris from the outbuilding. Other structures
in the area sustained minor damage, such as broken windows, damage
to soffits and garage doors. The tornado lifted on the south edge of

The path was determined from a combination of storm survey information,
tornado video, radar data, and other reports. Several reports indicate
the possibility of other small circulations near the parent tornado,
but the most reliable path information is related to the main parent
circulation as given.

NWS personnel will continue surveying other damage today and update
this statement as information is available.


Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.97 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 1, 2018
Start time:             4:50 PM CDT
Start location:         2 Miles S of Doniphan, NE
Start Lat/Lon:          40.7427/-98.3604

End date:               May 1, 2018
End time:               5:00 PM CDT
End location:           Doniphan, NE
End Lat/Lon:            40.7707/-98.3668

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

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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