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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
448 PM CDT Thu Apr 18 2019

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 04/17/2019 TORNADO EVENT...

Four thin rope tornadoes were observed on Wednesday, April 17th.
Three tornadoes developed with a severe thunderstorm near Glazier
as it slowly moved northeast towards Higgins in the far
northeastern Texas Panhandle. A few trees were damaged along Highway
60 just southwest of Coburn with the second tornado that touched
down. The fourth and final tornado was a brief landspout that
developed east of Amarillo and stayed over open fields with no damage
reported.

.Tornado #1...

Rating:                 UNKNOWN
Estimated Peak Wind:    UNKNOWN
Path Length /statute/:  2.44 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   30.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/17/2019
Start Time:             03:39 PM CDT
Start Location:         3 SW Glazier / Hemphill County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          35.966 / -100.2968

End Date:               04/17/2019
End Time:               03:54 PM CDT
End Location:           5 NNE Canadian / Hemphill County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            35.9718 / -100.3397

Survey Summary:
No damage observed. Track and times were based on several reports and
radar data.

.Tornado #2...

Rating:                 EF0
Estimated Peak Wind:    75 mph
Path Length /statute/:  4.45 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   40.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/17/2019
Start Time:             03:54 PM CDT
Start Location:         2 NE Glazier / Hemphill County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          36.0342 / -100.2277

End Date:               04/17/2019
End Time:               04:21 PM CDT
End Location:           6 NE Glazier / Lipscomb County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            36.0799 / -100.1801

Survey Summary:
A few trees were damaged along Highway 60 southwest of Coburn. Some
large limbs were snapped.

.Tornado #3...

Rating:                 UNKNOWN
Estimated Peak Wind:    UNKNOWN
Path Length /statute/:  1.06 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   30.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/17/2019
Start Time:             04:29 PM CDT
Start Location:         4 SW Higgins / Lipscomb County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          36.0659 / -100.0741

End Date:               04/17/2019
End Time:               04:32 PM CDT
End Location:           4 SW Higgins / Lipscomb County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            36.078 / -100.0859

Survey Summary:
No damage observed. Tornado track and times were based on spotter
reports and radar data.

.Tornado #4...

Rating:                 UNKNOWN
Estimated Peak Wind:    UNKNOWN
Path Length /statute/:  1.97 miles
Path Width /maximum/:   20.0 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start Date:             04/17/2019
Start Time:             05:05 PM CDT
Start Location:         6 NE Washburn / Carson County / TX
Start Lat/Lon:          35.2471 / -101.4959

End Date:               04/17/2019
End Time:               05:19 PM CDT
End Location:           4 NE Washburn / Carson County / TX
End Lat/Lon:            35.2291 / -101.523

Survey Summary:
No damage observed. Tornado track and time was based on a combination
of spotter reports, radar data and observation from KAMA FAA tower.

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 events and publication in NWS
Storm Data.

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