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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 2:38 PM CDT on August 30, 2016


... Sunday August 28th tornado in southwestern Polk County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 0.75 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Aug 28 2016
start time: 800pm CDT
start location: 6.5 miles NNW Beltrami

End date: Aug 28 2016
end time: 803 PM CDT
end location: 5.5 miles NNW Beltrami

This tornado was viewed from multiple directions touching
down in open country of Hammond township. The tornado lasted
2 to 3 minutes over an area of open fields west of Highway 9.

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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