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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
706 PM CDT Fri Jun 29 2018

706 PM CDT Fri Jun 29 2018

...NWS Damage Survey for June 28, 2018 Severe Storms across
the St. Louis Region...

A NWS Damage Survey Team surveyed multiple areas from southern 
Jersey County across northern St. Charles County, northern  
St. Louis County, western Madison County, and northwestern St. 
Clair County. The vast majority of the damage surveyed was due
to straight line winds of 60 to 80 miles an hour. There were 
several areas of concentrated damage in Elsah, Portage des 
Sioux, Black Jack, Spanish Lake, Glasgow Village, Granite City,
and Washington Park. Most of this damage consisted of broken 
tree limbs, snapped or downed trees, and superficial roof and 
siding damage. There were several locations in northern St. 
Louis county such as Glasgow Village where large trees or 
large limbs fell on homes. Also noteworthy, there was a radio 
tower knocked over by winds estimated at 85 mph northeast of 
Gateway Motorsports Park. According to storm reports, additional
straight line wind damage continued across St. Clair County and 
throughout southwest Illinois.

The survey team did find one area of concentrated damage just 
northwest of Elsah which it determined was caused by a brief 
EF-0 tornado. The tornado touched down about one quarter mile 
SSW of the Green Acres Road and Elsah Road intersection where 3 
pine trees were blown over. The tornado then removed part of the 
roof from an out building on the west side of Elsah Road. 
Portions of the roof were found blown across Elsah Road to the 
southeast. The tornado then crossed Lake Drive just west of Red 
Bud Court where it twisted a road sign 180 degrees and snapped 
a number of trees near their base. The tornado continued southeast 
crossing Elsah Road near Joywood Drive where several trees were 
again snapped. The tornado dissipated shortly thereafter.

...Elsah EF-0 Tornado...

Rating:                 EF-0
Estimated peak wind:    80 mph
Path length /Statute/:  1.4 miles
Path width /Maximum/:   50 yards
Fatalities:             0
Injuries:               0

Start date:             June 28, 2018 
Start time:             5:11 PM CDT
Start location:         2 miles northwest of Elsah
Start Lat/Lon:          38.9829, -90.3730

End date:               June 28, 2018
End time:               5:13 PM CDT
End location:           0.7 miles north of Elsah
*End_lat/lon:           38.9644, -90.3625

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

The information in this statement is PRELIMINARY and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS Storm Data.