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Statement as of 4:43 PM CDT on April 20, 2015


... NWS damage survey for April 16 tornado event...

... Edits on time for Conway... Groom... and Kellerville tornadoes.
Also changed path and width for Kellerville tornado...

.Multiple severe storms spawned six tornadoes across the eastern
portions of the Texas Panhandle in the afternoon and evening hours
of Thursday April 16.

.Tornado #1... Conway tornado

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 2.26 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04-16-2015
start time: 358 PM
start location: Claude 8 N
start lat/lon: 35.220/-101.340

End date: 04-16-2015
end time: 403 PM
end location: Claude 9 NNE
end lat/lon: 35.227/-101.301

Well videographed Dust Bowl landspout tornado caused minor telephone
pole damage.

.Tornado #2... Groom 5 N tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 2.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 30 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04-16-2015
start time: 458 PM
start location: Groom 6 ENE
start lat/lon: 35.239/-101.010

End date: 04-16-2015
end time: 504 PM
end location: Alanreed 3 NE
end lat/lon: 35.244/-100.969

Weak tornado caused minor tree damage between Boydston Road and
Highway 70 south of Pampa.

.Tornado #3... Kellerville tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 14.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 125 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04-16-2015
start time: 620 PM
start location: Kellerville 7 W
start lat/lon: 35.362/-100.629

End date: 04-16-2015
end time: 655 PM
end location: Kellerville 7 E
end lat/lon: 35.390/-100.382

EF-0 tornado uprooted tree with numerous tree branches snapped. Old
outbuilding destroyed. Well videographed tornado which became
rain-wrapped. Continuous path uncertain.

.Tornado #4... Miami 5 S tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 4.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04-16-2015
start time: 535 PM
start location: Codman 5 ESE
start lat/lon: 35.622/-100.667

End date: 04-16-2015
end time: Miami 4 se
end location: 544 PM
end lat/lon: 35.642/-100.593

Well photographed tornado.

.Tornado #5... Allison 9 NNW tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 70 mph
path length /statute/: 7.2 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04-16-2015
start time: 520 PM
start location: Briscoe 6 NE
start lat/lon: 35.649/-100.228

End date: 04-16-2015
end time: 551 PM
end location: Allison 9 NNW
end lat/lon: 35.733/-100.153

Video documented tornado.

.Tornado #6... Briscoe/Allison tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 4.9 miles
path width /maximum/: 70 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04-16-2015
start time: 622 PM
start location: Briscoe 4 E
start lat/lon: 35.585/-100.210

End date: 04-16-2015
end time: 635 PM
end location: Allison 2 W
end lat/lon: 35.610/-100.128

Xcel energy reported damage to power poles.

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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