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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
741 PM CST Mon Nov 18 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 11/17/13 TORNADO EVENT - UPDATE 1...

THE FOLLOWING IS THE COMPLETE DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NORTHERN WASHINGTON
COUNTY.  IT NOW APPEARS TWO SEPARATE TORNADOES PRODUCED DAMAGE ACROSS
THE AREA.  

.TORNADO 1...

RATING:                 EF-4
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    AT LEAST 166 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  10.6 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200 YARDS
FATALITIES:             2
INJURIES:               2

START DATE:             NOV 17 2013 
START TIME:             1204 PM
START LOCATION:         4.4 MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEW MINDEN
                        38.42/-89.45

END DATE:               NOV 17 2013
END TIME:               1213 PM
END LOCATION:           2.6 MILES NORTH-NORTHEAST OF HOYLETON
                        38.48/-89.27

THE INITIAL TORNADO TOUCHDOWN OCCURRED NEAR INTERSTATE 64...ABOUT 4.4
MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEW MINDEN...BLOWING A TRACTOR TRAILER OFF THE 
INTERSTATE AND CAUSING MINOR INJURIES TO THE DRIVER.   THE TORNADO
THEN BEGAN MOVING TOWARDS NEW MINDEN.  

THE WORST DAMAGE WAS A FEW MILES SOUTHWEST OF NEW MINDEN...WHERE A 
SMALL FARM SUSTAINED A DIRECT HIT. THE OUTBUILDINGS AND BARNS 
SUSTAINED VARYING DEGREES OF DAMAGE...BUT THE HOMESTEAD WAS TOTALLY 
DESTROYED WITH ONLY THE FOUNDATION REMAINING.   THE DAMAGE AT THE 
HOMESTEAD WAS RATED EF-4...AND 2 FATALITIES OCCURRED AT THIS 
LOCATION.   

THE TORNADO THEN RACED NORTHEAST...HITTING NEW MINDEN...AND 
PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE LUTHERAN CHURCH AND TO SEVERAL 
HOMES JUST NORTHWEST OF THE CHURCH.  DAMAGE TO THE TWO HOMES WAS 
RATED AS EF-3.

THE TORNADO THEN CONTINUED NORTHEAST...PRODUCING SPORATIC DAMAGE TO 
JUST NORTH OF HOYLETON.  A FARM 2 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF HOYLETON 
SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE...AS DID A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOME 2 
MILES NORTH OF HOYLETON.   DAMAGE AT THESE TWO LOCATIONS WAS RATED 
AS EF-2.

AFTER DAMAGING THE HOME NORTH OF HOYLETON...THE FIRST TORNADO VEERED 
A BIT NORTHWEST AND DISSIPATED.

.TORNADO 2...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    95-100 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  4.9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   50-100 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             NOV 17 2013 
START TIME:             1214 PM
START LOCATION:         3 MILES NORTHEAST OF HOYLETON
                        38.48/-89.24

END DATE:               NOV 17 2013
END TIME:               1218
END LOCATION:           3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CENTRALIA
                        38.51/-89.17

AS THE FIRST TORNADO DISSIPATED...A SECOND TORNADO DEVELOPED ABOUT 
1 MILE TO THE EAST.  THIS SECOND TORNADO PRODUCED SPORATIC DAMAGE FOR
NEARLY 5 MILES.  MUCH OF THIS DAMAGE IN THE EF-0 TO EF-1 RANGE...
WITH THE MOST WIDESPREAD DAMAGE OCCURRING NEAR THE FLYING M RANCH...
3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CITY LIMITS OF CENTRALIA.   THIS SECOND
TORNADO DISSIPATED ONLY 3/4 MILES WEST OF A LARGE MOBILE HOME PARK 
IN WAMAC.  

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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