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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1053 AM CDT Thu May 3 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR MAY 1 2018 TORNADO EVENT- UPDATE #2...

.UPDATE...New information for a tornado touchdown south of Beloit 
in Mitchell County Kansas.

.DONIPHAN TORNADO...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.97 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 1, 2018
Start time:             4:50 PM CDT
Start location:         2 Miles S of Doniphan, NE
Start Lat/Lon:          40.7427/-98.3604

End date:               May 1, 2018
End time:               5:00 PM CDT
End location:           Doniphan, NE
End Lat/Lon:            40.7707/-98.3668

An initial storm survey of the tornado which impacted the Doniphan
Nebraska area was completed. The tornado was rated an EF-0 with
maximum wind speed estimated at 75 mph. The rating was based on 
damage to an outbuilding and nearby home. The damage to the home
was caused by flying debris from the outbuilding. Other structures
in the area sustained minor damage, such as broken windows, damage
to soffits and garage doors. The tornado lifted on the south edge of
Doniphan. 

The path was determined from a combination of storm survey information,
tornado video, radar data, and other reports. Several reports indicate
the possibility of other small circulations near the parent tornado, 
but the most reliable path information is related to the main parent
circulation as given. 


.TORNADO NORTHWEST OF AURORA IN HAMILTON COUNTY...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  Brief touchdown
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 1, 2018
Start time:             4:35 PM CDT
Start location:         8 Miles West Northwest of Aurora, NE
Start Lat/Lon:          40.9156/-98.1455

End date:               May 1, 2018
End time:               4:37 PM CDT
End location:           8 Miles West Northwest of Aurora, NE
End_lat/lon:            40.9156/-98.1455


A nearly stationary landspout tornado occurred northwest of 
Aurora, NE. The EF0 rated tornado had a maximum wind speed
of 70 mph, which was based upon damage to a center pivot which
was overturned. Several people witnessed this tornado and there
may have been more landspout tornadoes in the area, but no
significant damage has been reported.


.TORNADO NEAR CHESTER IN THAYER COUNTY...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    70 mph
Path length /Statute/:  0.15 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 1, 2018
Start time:             5:53 PM CDT
Start location:         2.5 miles northeast of Chester, NE
Start Lat/Lon:          40.0409/-97.5973

End date:               May 1, 2018
End time:               5:54 PM CDT
End location:           2.6 miles northeast of Chester, NE
End_lat/lon:            40.0418/-97.5948

An EF0 tornado was captured by GOPRO video by a local farmer.
The tornado did not cause any significant damage as it moved 
through an open field, with an estimated wind speed of 70 mph. 
The video and radar was used to aid in determining the time
of the tornado.


.TORNADO SOUTH OF BELOIT IN MITCHELL COUNTY...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  Brief touchdown
Path width /Maximum/:   25 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             May 1, 2018
Start time:             6:09 PM CDT
Start location:         14.8 miles south of Beloit, KS
Start Lat/Lon:          39.2502/-98.1469

End date:               May 1, 2018
End time:               6:10 PM CDT
End location:           14.8 miles south of Beloit, KS
End_lat/lon:            39.2502/-98.1469

A picture and a video of a tornado was captured by a storm 
chaser. The EF0 tornado did not cause any significant damage as it
moved over an open field with an estimated wind speed of 75 mph. 
Video and radar were used to determine the time of the tornado. 


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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