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NOUS43 KFGF 070749
PNSFGF
NDZ014-015-024-071945-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
245 AM CDT Sat Jul 7 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/04/18 TORNADO EVENTS NEAR WARWICK 
AND LAWTON NORTH DAKOTA...

.OVERVIEW...A line of thunderstorms moved quickly eastward across
eastern North Dakota in the early morning hours of July 4th. These
storms produced widespread wind damage with pockets of extreme wind 
damage associated with either embedded microbursts or brief QLCS 
tornadoes. At least two tornado segments have been identified in 
northeast North Dakota. One passed near Warwick and the second near 
Lawton. 

.Warwick Area Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    115 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 4 2018 
Start time:             2:29 AM CDT
Start location:         2 SSW Warwick / Eddy County ND
Start Lat/Lon:          47.8254 / -98.7197

End date:               July 4 2018
End time:               2:32 AM CDT
End location:           1 NE Warwick / Benson County ND
End lat/lon:            47.8677 / -98.6920

This tornado tracked to the north northeast at nearly 60 mph and was 
likely embedded in damaging downburst winds and heavy rain. It just 
brushed the east edge of the town of Warwick. Multiple power poles 
were snapped on both the south and north side of Highway 20, due 
south of Warwick. Large cottonwood trees were snapped in and near 
town. Siding and roofing panels were peeled off a service buildings 
near the southeast corner of town.  

.Lawton Area Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1 
Estimated peak wind:    105 mph 
Path length /Statute/:  1.0 miles 
Path width /Maximum/:   150 yards 
Fatalities:             0 
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 4 2018 
Start time:             3:20 AM CDT 
Start location:         5 WNW Lawton / Ramsey County ND 
Start Lat/Lon:          48.3237 / -98.4817

End date:               July 4 2018 
End time:               3:21 AM CDT 
End location:           5 NW Lawton / Ramsey County ND 
End lat/lon:            48.3334 / -98.4750

This tornado tracked to the north northeast as nearly 60 mph and was 
likely embedded in damaging downburst winds and heavy rain. It moved 
through a farmstead and dismantled an old barn, flinging sections of 
walls and roofing over 200 yards to the north. Timbers penetrated 
into one of the homes located about 80 yards to the north. A Davis 
wind sensor located just west of the main path registered a 68 mph 
south wind followed by a rapid shift to a 66 mph west wind. One 
older power pole located 0.5 miles NNE of the farmstead was also 
cracked. 

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. 

$$

Gust

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NOUS43 KFGF 070746
PNSFGF
NDZ014-015-024-071945-

Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
245 AM CDT Sat Jul 7 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 07/04/18 TORNADO EVENTS NEAR WARWICK 
AND LAWTON NORTH DAKOTA...

.OVERVIEW...A line of thunderstorms moved quickly eastward across
eastern North Dakota in the early morning hours of July 4th. These
storms produced widespread wind damage with pockets of extreme wind 
damage associated with either embedded microbursts or brief QLCS 
tornadoes. At least two tornado segments have been identified in 
northeast North Dakota. One passed near Warwick and the second near 
Lawton. 

.Warwick Area Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-2
Estimated peak wind:    115 mph
Path length /Statute/:  3 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   400 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 4 2018 
Start time:             2:29 AM CDT
Start location:         2 SSW Warwick / Eddy County ND
Start Lat/Lon:          47.8254 / -98.7197

End date:               July 4 2018
End time:               2:32 AM CDT
End location:           1 NE Warwick / Benson County ND
End_lat/lon:            47.8677 / -98.6920

This tornado tracked to the north northeast at nearly 60 mph and was 
likely embedded in damaging downburst winds and heavy rain. It just 
brushed the east edge of the town of Warwick. Multiple power poles 
were snapped on both the south and north side of Highway 20, due 
south of Warwick. Large cottonwood trees were snapped in and near 
town. Siding and roofing panels were peeled off a service buildings 
near the southeast corner of town.  

.Lawton Area Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-1 Estimated peak wind:    105 mph Path 
length /Statute/:  1.0 miles Path width /Maximum/:   150 yards 
Fatalities:             0 Injuries:               0

Start date:             July 4 2018 Start time:             3:20 AM 
CDT Start location:         5 WNW Lawton / Ramsey County ND Start 
Lat/Lon:          48.3237 / -98.4817

End date:               July 4 2018 End time:               3:21 AM 
CDT End location:           5 NW Lawton / Ramsey County ND 
End_lat/lon:            48.3334 / -98.4750

This tornado tracked to the north northeast as nearly 60 mph and was 
likely embedded in damaging downburst winds and heavy rain. It moved 
through a farmstead and dismantled an old barn, flinging sections of 
walls and roofing over 200 yards to the north. Timbers penetrated 
into one of the homes located about 80 yards to the north. A Davis 
wind sensor located just west of the main path registered a 68 mph 
south wind followed by a rapid shift to a 66 mph west wind. One 
older power pole located 0.5 miles NNE of the farmstead was also 
cracked. 

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. 

$$

Gust