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Statement as of 3:48 PM CDT on April 28, 2016


... NWS damage survey for the 04/27/16 tornado event...

.Emden tornado in eastern Shelby County...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 80 mph
path length /statute/: 1.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 75 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/27/2016
start time: 8:23 PM CDT
start location: southeast Emden
start lat/lon: 39.7938/-91.8632

End date: 04/27/2016
end time: 8:25 PM CDT
end location: 1 northeast Emden
end_lat/lon: 39.8033/-91.8529

Survey_summary:

A weak EF0 tornado touched down in the southeast portion of the
town of Emden and moved northeast destroying several outbuildings,
uprooting large trees and damaging a large church. The tornado
continued northeast causing minor tree damage and structural
damage to a property northeast of town. The tornado dissipated
about one mile northeast of Emden.

.Maywood tornado in southern Lewis County...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 2.0 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 04/27/2016
start time: 9:00 PM CDT
start location: 1wnw of Maywood
start lat/lon: 39.9576/-91.6278

End date: 04/27/2016
end time: 9:04 PM CDT
end location: 1 NNE of Maywood
end_lat/lon: 39.9649/-91.5911

Survey_summary:

A tornado touched down in a farm field north of Highway o and west
of Oak Ave, which is west-northwest of Maywood. The tornado moved
east directly hitting a home in its path, causing EF1 damage by
lifting a large portion of the roof from the house. Roofing materials
were deposited up to a half mile to the east of the building. The
tornado continued east toward Oak Ave causing significant tree damage.
At Oak Ave the tornado rolled a full size tanker truck on its side
and destroyed two grain bins at this location. The tornado continued
east across Olive Ave causing additional tree damage. The tornado
dissipated a few hundred yards to the east of Olive Ave in another
farm field.

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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