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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 7:58 AM MDT on May 26, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 05/24/16 tornado event...

.Overview... A long-lived supercell thunderstorm moved across
eastern Colorado and produced an EF-1 tornado in Washington County
on may 24, 2016. The tornado struck one farm, lofting and completely
destroying a pole shed, and also damaging trees. Power lines were
snapped just to the southeast of The Farm.

.Washington County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 86-110 mph
path length /statute/: 0.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 20 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 05/24/2016
start time: 650 PM MDT
start location: 1 mile northeast of Platner / Washington County / Colorado
start lat/lon: 40.1647/-103.0467

End date: 05/24/2016
end time: 655 PM MDT
end location: 1 mile east of Platner / Washington County / Colorado
end_lat/lon: 40.155/-103.0366

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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