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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1126 AM CDT SUN JUN 2 2013

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 31 2013 TORNADO EVENT...

.HULAH TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-0
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    UNKNOWN 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  UNKNOWN
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   UNKNOWN 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 31 2013
START TIME:             618 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         2 NW HULAH / OSAGE COUNTY / OK

END DATE:               MAY 31 2013
END TIME:               618 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           2 NW HULAH / OSAGE COUNTY / OK

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS BRIEF TORNADO WAS REPORTED BY A STORM CHASER
AND WAS STRONGLY SUPPORTED BY RADAR DATA. THE SURVEY TEAM COULD FIND
NO DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF THE TORNADO AS IT OCCURRED OVER OPEN
COUNTRY.

.PAWHUSKA AREA TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1 
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 TO 95 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  2.5 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   UNKNOWN 
FATALITIES:             0 
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 31 2013
START TIME:             630 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         15 WSW PAWHUSKA / OSAGE COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.6154 / -96.6006

END DATE:               MAY 31 2013
END TIME:               637 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           12.6 WSW PAWHUSKA / OSAGE COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            36.6305 / -96.5599

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO OCCURRED MOSTLY OVER OPEN COUNTRY BUT
TWO POWER POLES WERE FOUND BY THE SURVEY TEAM TO HAVE BEEN SNAPPED
BY IT. PATH LENGTH...WIDTH...AND DURATION ARE ESTIMATES SINCE IT
DID REMAIN OVER OPEN GRASSLANDS THAT WERE MOSTLY INACCESSIBLE BY
ROAD AND WITHOUT DAMAGE INDICATORS.

.COPAN TORNADO...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    85 TO 95 MPH 
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  1.2 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   200
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               0

START DATE:             MAY 31 2013
START TIME:             638 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         6.8 NE COPAN / WASHINGTON COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.9623 / -95.8343

END DATE:               MAY 31 2013
END TIME:               640 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           7.9 NE COPAN / WASHINGTON COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            36.9657 / -95.8127

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO OCCURRED MOSTLY OVER OPEN COUNTY BUT
DID DAMAGE THE ROOF OF A HOME AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES. SOME
STRAIGHT-LINE WIND DAMAGE WAS NOTED BY THE SURVEY TEAM TO THE
SOUTH OF THIS TORNADO AS A RESULT OF THE REAR FLANK DOWNDRAFT.

.WATOVA TORNADO(ES)...

RATING:                 EF-1
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND:    100 TO 110 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/:  9 MILES
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/:   600 YARDS
FATALITIES:             0
INJURIES:               2

START DATE:             MAY 31 2013
START TIME:             818 PM CDT
START LOCATION:         4.7 NW TALALA / ROGERS COUNTY / OK
START LAT/LON:          36.5889 / -95.7439

END DATE:               MAY 31 2013
END TIME:               834 PM CDT
END LOCATION:           3.1 ENE WATOVA / NOWATA COUNTY / OK
END LAT/LON:            36.6344 / -95.6013

SURVEY SUMMARY: THIS TORNADO DESTROYED A MOBILE HOME...DESTROYED A
BARN...DAMAGED SEVERAL HOMES...AND SNAPPED OR UPROOTED NUMEROUS
TREES. FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THIS EVENT WILL PROBABLY LEAD TO THE
PATH BEING SEPARATED INTO TWO TORNADOES.

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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