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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:20 PM CDT on June 28, 2015


... Corrected for time of tornado...

... EF1 tornado confirmed by NWS damage survey in Steele
County northeast of hope...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length: 3.2 miles
path width: 800 yards
start date: 06/27/2015
start/end time: 548 PM CDT-558 PM CDT

Survey summary: very preliminary results from the NWS damage
assessment indicated an EF1 tornado occurred yesterday
afternoon about 6 miles northeast of hope in open country. There
was damage to trees and powerlines. There was a strong radar
signature and a tornado debris signature (tds) that likely resulted
from crops... leaves and dust being lifted into the tornado. The
tornado spared two nearby farmsteads in the area.

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.


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