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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 12:39 PM CDT on May 22, 2015


... 6th tornado confirmed by the National Weather Service...

... NWS damage survey for 5/17/15 tornado event

A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-0
tornado touched down on a farm along Highway 73 roughly 10.63 miles
north northeast of Buffalo... or approximately 3.5 miles north
northeast of Pumpkin Center.

Several trees were snapped while numerous shingles were peeled off
of a home. A detached garage was lifted off of its foundation and
shifted 5 feet back to the west. A large sliding door off of a
shop building was peeled off and blown 80 yards to the northeast
and wrapped around a power pole.

This tornado corresponds to the line segment that produced several
other weak tornadoes... from near Tulsa Oklahoma into the Missouri
Ozarks.

... Pumpkin Center tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 0.07 miles
path width /maximum/: 40 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 5/17/2015
start time: 2:38 am
start location: 10.63 miles north northeast of Buffalo

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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