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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
830 PM CDT Sat May 18 2019 /730 PM MDT Sat May 18 2019/

...Summary of the 05/17/19 Pecos County tornado event...

.Overview...The National Weather Service in Midland investigated
a tornado that occurred between Fort Stockton and Bakersfield
on May 17th. A severe thunderstorm developed during the late
afternoon east of Fort Stockton and tracked eastward along the
Interstate 10 corridor. Trained spotters and emergency management
witnessed the development of a tornado approximately 2 miles south
of mile marker 279 at 4:43 PM CDT. The tornado traveled approximately
2 miles ENE before spotters lost visual of the tornado as it became
rain-wrapped by 4:55 PM CDT. No damage was reported from this

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    80 mph
PathLength (statute):  2.00 miles
Path width (maximum):   Unknown
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

State date:             05/17/2019
Start time:             4:43 PM CDT
Start location:         2 miles S of I-10 MM 279
Start lat/lon:          30.829N / -102.559W

End date:               05/17/2019
End time:               4:55 PM CDT
End location:           1 mile S of I-10 MM 281
End_lat/lon:            30.839N / -102.520W

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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