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NOUS43 KSGF 031529

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Springfield MO
1029 AM CDT Thu May 3 2018


.OVERVIEW...Storms that moved across southwest Missouri during the early morning
hours of May 3, 2018 produced an EF-1 tornado over northern Christian County.
Details are included below

.TORNADO - North of Ozark Missouri...

Rating:                 EF-1
Estimated peak wind:    95 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.2 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   100 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May_03_2018
Start time:             210 AM CDT
Start location:         2.5 Miles North of Ozark, Missouri
Start Lat/Lon:          37.0586 N / -93.2058 W

End date:               May_03_2018
End time:               213 AM CDT
End location:           2.6 Miles North-northeast of Ozark, Missouri
End_lat/lon:            37.0682 / -93.1881

SURVEY_SUMMARY: The damage path began near the intersection of North 3rd
Street and Sunset Road, where minor roof damage occurred. The storm then
moved northeast and caused additional roof damage, along with snapping trees,
and destroying outbuildings along its path before lifting near the end of
Peartree Drive.

Timing of the event was estimated using storm reports and radar data.

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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