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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Chicago IL
728 PM CDT Tue Sep 4 2018 /828 PM EDT Tue Sep 4 2018/

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR THE 09/03/18 BRIEF TORNADO ON WEST SIDE 
OF CHICAGO...

.OVERVIEW...National Weather Service surveyed an area of damage
near the paths of two brief radar detected circulations from the 
afternoon of 09/03/18. One circulation moved from Elmwood Park 
into the Galewood neighborhood of the far west side of Chicago. No
significant damage was found in association with this 
circulation, only some minor tree damage, likely the result of 
winds less than 50 mph. The damage survey of the second 
circulation revealed that an EF-0 tornado touched down on the west
side of Chicago, starting in the Austin neighborhood and tracking
across portions of the West Garfield Park neighborhood. 

.Austin/Garfield Park Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0                     
Estimated peak wind:    75 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.7 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   75 yards
Fatalities:             0    
Injuries:               0    

Start date:             Sep 03 2018     
Start time:             2:14 PM CDT            
Start location:         3 NE Berwyn / Cook County / IL           
Start Lat/Lon:          41.8693 / -87.7457             

End date:               Sep 03 2018    
End time:               2:18 PM CDT           
End location:           5 ENE Berwyn / Cook County / IL
End Lat/Lon:            41.8770 / -87.7141               

SURVEY SUMMARY: The majority of the damage was tree damage, with 
the first damage noted on Arthington St just west of Cicero Ave. A
continuous path of mostly minor tree damage extended east- 
northeast from this location crossing Interstate 290 near Pulaski 
with the final damage noted in the park (Garfield Park) between 
5th Ave and Jackson Blvd near Central Park Ave. 

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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- Izzi