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Statement as of 11:35 AM CDT on May 25, 2016


... NWS damage survey for 05/22/16 tornado event...

.Thunderstorms developed initially over the southeast
Texas Panhandle in an area of greatest instability and
moisture. The thunderstorms then developed into a line
over the eastern Texas Panhandle. Wind shear was sufficient
enough to produce tornadic thunderstorms in the eastern
Texas Panhandle.

.Howardwick tornado 1...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 94 mph
path length /statute/: 1.05 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 22 2016
start time: 539 PM CDT
start location: 3.4 miles NW Howardwick / Donley/ TX
start lat/lon: 35.062 / -100.9521

End date: may 22 2016
end time: 548 PM CDT
end location: 4.3 miles NW Howardwick / Donley / TX
end lat/lion: 35.0748 / -100.9585

Survey summary: damage from tornado included broken limbs,
trees uprooted, and a power pole was broken at rotten base.

.Howardwick tornado 2...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: .36 miles
path width /maximum/: 25 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 22 2016
start time: 530 PM CDT
start location: 3 miles NW Howardwick / Donley / TX
start lat/lon: 35.0616 / -100.9416

End date: may 22 2016
end time: 531 PM CDT
end location: 3.2 miles NW Howardwick / Donley / TX
end lat/lion: 35.0618 / -100.9479

Survey summary: damage from this short track, small tornado
included broken limbs, 1-3 inches in diameter.

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 events and publication in
NWS storm data.


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