Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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000 NOUS43 KABR 162204 PNSABR SDZ007-171015- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Aberdeen SD 504 PM CDT Fri Aug 16 2019 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 08/15/19 TORNADO EVENT... .OVERVIEW...NWS Storm Survey found both straight line wind and tornado damage at/near Roy lake in Marshall County South Dakota. The tornado was seen over Roy Lake and came onshore on a bay on the southeast side of the lake. It flipped over a pontoon, broke several tree branches, and split a couple trees. It then caused minor damage to a outbuilding before producing extensive tree damage on the south side of a golf course. One piece of lawn furniture was found in a tree over 150 yards away from the original location. Large tree branches were also tossed over 60 yards across fairways in the golf course. In addition to the tornado damage, straight line winds tipped over a camper and caused tree damage in other locations in and around the golf course. .TORNADO 1... Rating: EF-0 Estimated peak wind: 80 mph Path length /Statute/: 0.3 miles Path width /Maximum/: 75 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: Aug 15, 2019 Start time: 5:19 PM CDT Start location: 2 miles south of Lake City, SD End date: Aug 15, 2019 End time: 5:21 PM CDT End location: 2 miles south of Lake City, SD 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 event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ SRF

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