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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
842 PM CDT Fri Sep 21 2018

...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR 09/20/18 TORNADO EVENT - INITIAL 
ISSUANCE...

...TEAM ONE SUMMARY FROM AROUND FARIBAULT NORTHEAST TO CANNON 
FALLS...

.UPDATE..There are several more tornadoes surveyed than listed
here, but they will be appended to this summary as teams finalize
their data. 

.OVERVIEW...

.NORTHWEST FARIBAULT TORNADO...

Rating: 				EF-1 
Estimated peak wind: 	95 mph 
Path length /Statute/:	6.1 miles 
Path width /Maximum/: 	1/2 mile 
Fatalities: 			0 
Injuries: 				0

Start date:             SEP_20_2018 
Start time:             639 PM CDT
Start location:         6 WNW Faribault, MN
Start Lat/Lon:       	44.3145 / -93.3835

End date:               SEP_20_2018
End time:               644 PM CDT
End location:           5 N Faribault, MN
End_lat/lon:         	44.3657 / -93.2874

Survey_summary: A National Weather Service Survey indicated that 
an EF1 tornado touchdown approximately 2 miles southwest of 
Roberds Lake and tracked northeast over Roberds Lake, severely 
damaging numerous homes, boats, cabins and trailers. The tornado 
continued to track northeast across County Road 21, and over I-35,
before dissipating northeast of the interstate. 

.SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS TO THE SOUTH OF THE FARIBAULT TORNADO 
NORTHEAST TO CANNON FALLS...

Peak wind /E/: 			110 mph 
Path length /Statute/:  35 miles 
Path width /Maximum/: 	3.5 miles 
Fatalities: 			0 
Injuries: 				0

Start date:             SEP_20_2018
Start time:             629 PM CDT
Start location: 		4 NW of Morristown, MN
Start Lat/Lon: 			44.2709 / -93.5046

End date:               SEP_20_2018
End time:               705 PM CDT
End location:           3 E Cannon Falls, MN
End Lat/Lon:            44.5100 / -92.8582

SURVEY_SUMMARY: Extreme straight line winds occurred south of the
Faribault tornado for an extensive swath roughly from far
southwest Rice County, northeast through the north side of
Faribault, including the Faribault airport, and northeast to 
Cannon Falls. Winds are estimated to have reached up to 110 mph in
this swath. It is likely a couple tornadoes were embedded within 
the straight line wind, but additional information will be needed 
to determine starting and ending points. 

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

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Borghoff/JLT