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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:41 PM CDT on May 28, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 5/23/15 tornado event in Bexar County

.Balcones Heights tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 0.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: none
injuries: none

Start date: may 23 2015
start time: 816 PM CDT
start location: 4 SSW Balcones Heights / Bexar County/ TX
start lat/lon: 29.4430 / -98.5750

End date: may 23 2015
end time: 817 PM CDT
end location: 3 SSW Balcones Heights / Bexar County/ TX
end_lat/lon: 29.4434 / -98.5705

Survey_summary: the NWS survey team concluded a tornado touched down
near the intersection of Maria elena Ave and NW 38th street. The
tornado traveled a couple of blocks before lifting near NW 36th St.
Damage was primarily to trees... but one house on woley drive did
suffer major roof damage and several nearby houses suffered minor
damage mainly to roofs and vehicles. Another home on woley drive was
reported to have had a carport roof removed and displaced two blocks
to the north onto the same street near Culebra Road.

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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