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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 1:16 PM CDT on May 28, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 05/26/15 tornado events...

.Update for two additional tornadoes...

.Atkinson IL tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 4 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 26 2015
start time: 959 am CDT
start location: 6.75 miles SSW Atkinson / Henry / IL
start lat/lon: 41.3229 / -90.0515

End date: may 26 2015
end time: 1004 am CDT
end location: 3 miles S Atkinson / Henry / IL
end lat/lon: 41.3760 / -90.0206

Survey summary: mainly damage to trees and farm outbuildings. Survey
completed with assistance from Henry County emergency management.

.Ohio IL tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 2.4 miles
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 26 2015
start time: 1046 am CDT
start location: 2 miles SSE Ohio / Bureau / IL
start lat/lon: 41.5204 / -89.4423

End date: may 26 2015
end time: 1049 am CDT
end location: 1 mile E Ohio / Bureau / IL
end lat/lon: 41.5589 / -89.4280

Survey summary: house... machine shed and tree damage. Survey
completed with assistance from Bureau County emergency management. Other
damage to a barn near Ladd was the result of strong downburst winds.

.Zwingle IA tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90 mph
path length /statute/: 0.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 25 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: may 26 2015
start time: 959 am CDT
start location: 5 miles SW Zwingle / Jackson / IA
start lat/lon: 42.2293 / -90.7467

End date: may 26 2015
end time: 1000 am CDT
end location: 5 miles SW Zwingle / Jackson / IA
end lat/lon: 42.2308 / -90.7453

Survey summary: mainly tree damage.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories based on the damage they cause.

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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